The Matrix Preloaded: World on a Wire

TIFF’s been doing a retrospective on the German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. A prodigious wunderkind of the seventies German New Wave, he died of a drug overdose at 37, leaving behind … Continue reading The Matrix Preloaded: World on a Wire

Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion – District 9

Why do so many aliens want to kill us? Okay, maybe humanity leaves a lot to be desired. There’s war, murder, avarice aplenty, and people that want to elect Donald … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion – District 9

31 Days of Horror: Synchronicity

One of the many cool things Toronto After Dark does is they’ve pitched a wide tent for themselves. The gory heart of the festival is and will probably always be … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: Synchronicity

31 Days of Horror: Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Like being scared witless? Do gouts of candy-apple-red blood sluicing across the screen make your heart beat like an overclocked dynamo? Maybe throw in a little zany comedy, too, along … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: Toronto After Dark Film Festival

A New Hope for the Navajo: Star Wars Strikes Back

Just this past June 4th, Chester Nez died. He was the last of the Navajo code talkers, one of twenty-nine heroes during WWII who developed a special code out of … Continue reading A New Hope for the Navajo: Star Wars Strikes Back

Over and Over: Time-Traveling Classic Je t’aime, je t’aime

Claude Ridder wanted to end it all. Too bad he couldn’t get it right, a bullet fired into his chest merely landing him in hospital, one more botched suicide left to … Continue reading Over and Over: Time-Traveling Classic Je t’aime, je t’aime

Starship Troopers, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bugs

I’ve already written two pieces on TIFF’s Paul Verhoeven retrospective (“Agent Provocateur: The Films of Paul Verhoeven” and “Comedy of Eros: Verhoven’s Lurid Pair”). I never figured I was a … Continue reading Starship Troopers, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bugs

Biff Bam Popcast – The Star Trek Into Darkness Edition

Spoiler alert! The latest and greatest Biff Bam Popcast is up. In this edition, Glenn Walker, JP Fallavollita, Emily McGuiness, Jason Shayer and Andy Burns talk Star Trek Into Darkness, … Continue reading Biff Bam Popcast – The Star Trek Into Darkness Edition