29 articles written by Blair Hoyle
Short Stay (ND/NF Review)
Evoking shades of early works by Joe Swanberg and The Duplass Brothers, 'Short Stay' is a realistic and entertaining comedy.
Happy Hour (ND/NF Review)
With a gargantuan 5+ hour runtime, 'Happy Hour' is the kind of intimate character study that's unheard of.
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
Joann Sfar's polarizing neo-noir contains a sharp sense of style and a paper thin storyline.
EUFF 2015: Body
The strange, comedic tone of 'Body' won't be for everyone, but it's an interesting piece of art regardless.
EUFF 2015: The Keeper of Lost Causes
A few subversive tweaks to an old formula should make this film enjoyable for mystery fans.
In the Basement
A documentary focused on the oddities in people's basements isn't as shocking as it wishes.
A engaging and comedic take on the punk rock lifestyle.
Homesick (TIFF Review)
A wonderful, audacious film that challenges its audience, and serves as a brilliant debut for its lead actress and director.
TIFF 2015: Downriver
An Aussie mystery thriller that relies heavily on its fascinating characters, 'Downriver' is consistently suspenseful, despite occasionally overstaying its welcome.
The Ones Below (TIFF Review)
Unexpected twists, empathetic characters, and an unshakable darkness, 'The Ones Below' is one of the most suspenseful films of the year.
A consistently engaging human survival story that makes for a suspenseful popcorn flick.
TIFF 2015: The Paradise Suite
This crowded ensemble film has too many subplots and doesn't come together cohesively.
Demon (TIFF Review)
A truly unique take on the all-too-crowded possession sub-genre, but is it worth the strenuous journey?
Ten Thousand Saints
The 1980s straight edge hardcore scene sets the backdrop for this coming of age tale.
An unstructured but curious look at one disadvantaged man's quest for the American dream.