TIME OUT OF MIND Review | TIFF 2014

     February 10, 2015

Homeless people are cursed with invisibility.  We see them but don’t see them.  We know their behavior, but refuse to acknowledge these people for a variety of personal reasons.  Perhaps we ignore the homeless because they’re a direct look at …

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT Review | TIFF 2014

     February 10, 2015

There is no debate over whether climate change is real.  That’s the thing about science: the facts speak for themselves.  So why do we constantly hear politicians and pundits arguing over the merits of climate change, whether it’s really happening, …

BIG GAME Review | TIFF 2014

     February 10, 2015

A good thirty minutes into Jalmari Helander’s Big Game, a thought arises that never ceases to fade: “Shouldn’t I be having more fun considering the goofy premise?”  It’s a kid in the wilderness who’s forced to protect the President of …

ADULT BEGINNERS Review | TIFF 2014

     February 10, 2015

Though the duo have nothing to do with the film beyond an executive producer credit, Adult Beginners definitely feels as though it falls within the brand of Mark and Jay Duplass.  It’s a humble little comedy about awkward adults struggling …

’71 Review | TIFF 2014

     February 10, 2015

It’s incredibly exciting to watch emerging talent in movies.  It usually comes in a film that’s completely flying under the radar, you manage to catch it, and then you reach that wonderful position where you get to champion artists.  For …

99 HOMES Review | TIFF 2014

     February 10, 2015

In my experience, home ownership is viewed as a right of passage in America.  We’ve heard of “the lawn with the white picket fence”, but no one celebrates living in the three-room apartment.  Our homes aren’t just where we keep …

THE EDITOR Review | TIFF 2014

     February 10, 2015

The sweet Manitoba chaps behind Astron-6 have been cranking out homemade tongue-in-cheek trash epics like Father’s Day and Manborg for a while now, but nothing they’ve done thus far will prepare you for The Editor.  Granted, it’s a movie that …