Fat Kid Rules the World Review (Kirk Haviland)

Projection Booth (Toronto) Fat Kid Rules the World Starring – Jacob Wysocki, Matt O’Leary, Dylan Arnold, Lili Simmons, and Billy Campbell Written by Michael M.B. Galvin and Peter Speakman Directed by Matthew Lillard I must admit that I haven’t been the biggest fan of Matthew Lillard’s acting career. His career defining role may be asContinue reading “Fat Kid Rules the World Review (Kirk Haviland)”

TAD Summer Screenings 2012 – V/H/S Review (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto After Dark Summer Screenings 2012 V/H/S Directed by Adam Wingard, Ti West, David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, and Radio Silence Horror anthology films are usually a hit and miss affair. Classic anthologies like Creepshow and the more recent Trick ‘r Treat have proven that they can be made very well without missing aContinue reading “TAD Summer Screenings 2012 – V/H/S Review (Kirk Haviland)”

TAD Summer Screenings 2012 – Detention Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Toronto After Dark Summer Screenings 2012 Detention Starring Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, and Spencer Locke Directed by Joseph Kahn Joseph Kahn’s Detention was in distribution hell, but it’s better late than never. It begins with a smaller space – the bedroom of a popular high school cheerleader, emanating the pastel aesthetic of contemporary adolescent suburbia.Continue reading “TAD Summer Screenings 2012 – Detention Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

TKFF 2012 Festival Wrap-Up (Kirk Haviland)

TKFF 2012 Kirk The first ever Toronto Korean Film Festival wrapped on July 1st after a nine-day run in its first year. The highlights of the festival were the films of course, closing with the latter two entries of the famed Vengeance Trilogy from Park Chan-wook, Oldboy and Symapthy for Lady Vengeance on 35mm filmContinue reading “TKFF 2012 Festival Wrap-Up (Kirk Haviland)”

5 Reasons You Need to Check Out the Shinsedai Cinema Festival (Kirk Haviland)

Shinsedai 2012 Festival Preview Shinsedai Film Festival July 12-15th 2012 (Toronto) The Revue Cinema – 400 Roncesvalles Ave (Just south of Dundas West TTC station) In Japanese the phrase Shinsedai stands for “new generation” and it is this declaration that festival creators/programmers Chris Magee and Jasper Sharp live by when setting this festival in motion.Continue reading “5 Reasons You Need to Check Out the Shinsedai Cinema Festival (Kirk Haviland)”