There’s a buffet of evil, laced with some extremely sweet dance moves, to feast on in Gaspar Noe’s latest, Climax.
Killing is a movie featuring samurais that isn’t so much of a samurai movie as it is a Shinya Tsukamoto movie that has samurais in it.
Set in the early days of the American frontier, The Wind feels like an intriguing short stretched out to feature film length.
In the tradition of movies such as Reservoir Dogs and Free Fire, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a lesson in the right way to do a micro-budget feature.
Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier is behind three of the greatest films of the past five years: Blue Ruin, Green Room and, now, Hold the Dark.
The 2018 TIFF selection, ‘Endzeit,’ presents a decidedly feminist viewpoint towards the inevitable zombie holocaust and a unique visual style.
The reveal of the TIFF Midnight Madness lineup, that dark corner of bloody and weird fare, hand-selected by programmer Peter Kuplowsky, is like Christmas to me.
Just seven. Seven features over twenty-four years. That’s the sum of Andrei Tarkovsky’s output. Each one is a starkly entrancing masterpiece, evidencing a unique metaphysical vision. They’re about as far … Continue reading Tarkovsky’s Trance: TIFF Retro Explores the Work of an Austere Master
Next week, Blade Runner 2049 releases to immense hype, sans the original’s helmer Ridley Scott. That this is a good thing is almost undeniable, after Scott’s belaboured Alien sequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Instead, fans … Continue reading TIFF Leans Into Blade Runner 2049 Hype with High Concept: The Films of Denis Villeneuve
Beast wasn’t in my original TIFF plans. Extremely limited press screenings forced me to blow up my schedule twice, but I saw the main things I wanted. Beast was a pick-up, … Continue reading TIFF 2017: Beast
Zama, the long-anticipated return of Argentinian director-extraordinaire Lucrecia Martel, is an astonishing work of colonial examination and technical perfectionism.
Martin McDonagh’s likes his comedies like his coffee: black. Actually, I have no idea how McDonagh takes his coffee, if he takes it at all. But boy does he have … Continue reading TIFF 2017: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri