TIFF 2011: Another Take On GOD BLESS AMERICA

     May 31, 2014

Film criticism is a tricky beast. One man’s Citizen Kane is another man’s Glen Or Glenda and it’s impossible to discredit either opinion. During TIFF my esteemed college Matt Goldberg and I disagreed pretty wildly on Bobcat Goldthwait’s vicious pop …

TIFF 2011: Matt’s Reactions and Review Scorecard

     September 19, 2011

This was my first year attending the Toronto International Film Festival and it did not disappoint.  Rather than seething with anger as I read reviews from critics who were at the festival, I got to be one of those critics!  …

TIFF 2011 Award Winners and Film Sales Announced

     September 18, 2011

The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close.  We covered the hell out of it and we’ve got loads of interviews still to post.  Today, TIFF announced the winners in three award categories for Canadian films and …

TIFF 2011: KILL LIST Review

     September 18, 2011

There are horror movies that jump out at you from the first scene and grab you by the short and curlies before the title even hits the screen. Then there are the horror movies that sneak up to you, deliberately …

TIFF 2011: VIOLET & DAISY Review

     September 18, 2011

The concept of an adorable female assassin is nothing new.  I’m pretty sure that at least half of all anime is based on this premise.  The appeal is that you juxtapose wide-eyed innocence and blood-drenched experience.  However, it’s an idea …

TIFF 2011: YOU’RE NEXT Review

     September 17, 2011

Adam Wingard’s You’re Next is the home invasion horror sub-genre played to near-perfection.  Through a terrific blend of setting, characters, pacing, and creative kills, Wingard delivers a horror film that even non-horror fans can enjoy.  The film falters slightly when …