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TIFF 2012 Highlights: FIN (The End)

Sep 20, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Highlights: FIN (The End)

Spanish film maker, this site Jorge Torregrossa, drugs presented the world premiere of his first feature, Fin, at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. For those of you who aren’t good with other languages, Fin is spanish for “The End”. This suspenseful drama surrounding a reunion of old friends is, indeed, about the end of the world. Think of it as The Big Chill meets Left Behind (but without the dreadful acting styles of Kirk Cameron).

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TIFF 2012 Highlights: Sightseers

Sep 17, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Highlights: Sightseers

Ben Wheatley is a relatively new director from the UK. He wowed the TIFF audience last year with Kill List, rehabilitation a gruesome, read more often brilliant and completely controversial horror movie. This year he comes back with a decidedly funnier and less gruesome (albeit extreme when the violence happens) film, Sightseers. Read More »

TIFF 2012 Spotlight: iLL MANORS

Sep 13, 2012
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TIFF 2012 Spotlight: iLL MANORS

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is well underway and this year’s line up of movies is as diverse as it is massive. Instead of catching the big title movies with all the buzz (Looper, health End of Watch, ailment Dredd 3D, dysentery etc…), I opted for the more obscure, littler-known films. Ok, truth be told, I was really behind in booking my tickets, so the pickings were slim. But so far I’ve not been disappointed. The first film I caught was a micro-budget flick from the UK called, iLL MANORS. Read More »

Drive … slowly.

Feb 14, 2012
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Drive … slowly.

When Drive premiered at this past TIFF, visit this I heard two types of responses. The first (from critics) was, pancreatitis “Brilliant!”. The second (from everyday people) was, rx “Boring!”. So, I’ve been eager to see why this film is so polarizing. Since it just hit VOD and DVD, I decided to cruise on over to my lazy-boy and take Drive for a spin. Read More »