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TIFF 2013: Blind Detective, Why Don’t You Play In Hell?, R100 Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Blind Detective, Why Don’t You Play In Hell?, R100

Blind Detective On my second-last day of the festival, I was not expecting to have one of the craziest days I’ve ever had at TIFF in my six years of going. Starting off, I was getting ready for one of my more anticipated films at the festival. Blind Detective is the latest film by Johnnie Read More
TIFF 2013: Stray Dogs & A Field in England Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Stray Dogs & A Field in England

After spending the previous day watching two very slow-moving films, I figured I was ready to take on the latest film from one of the masters of ‘slow cinema.’ I’ve been a huge fan of Tsai Ming-Liang’s work over the years, but his last film Visage was more or less a flop when it premiered Read More
TIFF 2013: Night Moves, Gravity, October November, Under The Skin Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Night Moves, Gravity, October November, Under The Skin

My previous day at TIFF was originally going to comprise of four films as well, but unfortunately I had to bail out of one film due to pure tiredness (I’ll keep the film’s title unnamed here, but if it wasn’t for my physical limitations I would have stayed since it was good from what I Read More
Gay Seniors Doc to Screen in Russia Following ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law News

Gay Seniors Doc to Screen in Russia Following ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

Following an event in Russia documented in the HBO Doc Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, in which members of the feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot performed a guerrilla-style anti-Putin rock show in an Orthodox cathedral in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, passed a Read More
TIFF 2013: The Green Inferno, The Sacrament, Canopy & Oculus Film Festival

TIFF 2013: The Green Inferno, The Sacrament, Canopy & Oculus

The Green Inferno It seemed to be fate that I’d have a day devoted exclusively to genre films at TIFF. After the excellent reaction to Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno at its midnight screening, I caught up with it the next day. This time Roth decides to take on a subgenre of horror that hasn’t Read More
Trailer: Zulu Trailer

Trailer: Zulu

Zulu, the film that closed the Cannes Film Festival this year, now has its first (NSFW) trailer. The movie stars Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom in an intense crime thriller set in South Africa in the aftermath of Apartheid. Director Jérôme Salle (Anthony Zimmer, Largo Winch) makes his English language debut in a somewhat familiar genre; high Read More
Pasolini Film Series Hits San Francisco This Weekend News

Pasolini Film Series Hits San Francisco This Weekend

This weekend in San Francisco, a retrospective of one of cinema’s greatest, most controversial, and visionary minds will take place in two of the city’s oldest movie houses; the magnificent Castro Theatre and arthouse haven Roxie Theater. Part of a sweeping nationwide tour, a selection of Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s boundary-pushing films, which not Read More
TIFF 2013: Only Lovers Left Alive, Like Father Like Son, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Only Lovers Left Alive, Like Father Like Son, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears

Going back to TIFF my day was filled with catching up yet again. While everyone was abuzz for Gravity (review coming soon!) and The Double, I was out viewing some leftovers from Cannes earlier this year yet again. Only Lovers Left Alive I have to respectfully disagree with my great overlord and editor Dustin on Read More
Giveaway: The Kings of Summer Blu-ray News

Giveaway: The Kings of Summer Blu-ray

To celebrate the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of The Kings of Summer (available on September 24th), we are giving away a copy of film to one of our readers. The Kings of Summer premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it went on to win the Audience Award. We caught the Read More