Toronto 2015: Check Out The Teaser For Sono's THE WHISPERING STAR

Sono Sion's latest project, the sci-fi film The Whispering Star, premiered two nights ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, and just ahead of this date, the film's first teaser has appeared online.Much has been made of Sono's pace this... More »
By J Hurtado   

Get Punched In The Face By SPL 2!

Already a massive hit in China, martial arts extravaganza SPL 2 has it's North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival with a midnight screening at the Ryerson Theatre tomorrow - Thursday, September 17th - and North American Distributor... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: MY BIG NIGHT, Splendidly Controlled Chaos

Alex de la Iglesia is a filmmaker who delights at putting mayhem up on the screen, be it clowns with machetes fighting in the Spanish Civil War or the painted living-statues on La Puerta Del Sol knocking off a bank... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Toronto 2015 Review: HIGH RISE Throws A Lot Of Stuff Off The Ledge

In an audience empathy test, killing the dog is perhaps the most capital of movie-crimes. Here it is gleefully committed in the opening minutes, as a bellwether for the casually curious to beware. Several other canine-murders are peppered throughout the film,... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Toronto 2015 Review: REMEMBER, A Darkly Humorous Nazi Hunt

It's been a while since one can be super excited about a new Atom Egoyan film. His last two, Devil's Knot, a film about the West Memphis Three case and Captive, a chilly thriller about a child sex ring,... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Toronto 2015 Review: INTO THE FOREST, A Masterful Portrait Of The Family Bond

What will we all do when the lights turn off? Wait impatiently for them to come back on, trying to maintain a normal existence and the planned future? Begin raiding other people's homes? Go off in search of some semblance... More »

Toronto 2015 Review: BANG GANG, Teen Sex Without The Histrionics

There is something refreshing about teenage drama cum neo-Bechdel test, Bang Gang. The film seems to be on a conscious mission to smash any and all notions of how these films are done. From John Hughes' The Breakfast Club with... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Toronto 2015 Review: LEN AND COMPANY, A Confident Hanging-Out Movie

All men, when they reach a certain age, have a desire to become a hermit - to one degree or another. Maybe it is due to genetic wiring, maybe social conventions. Most ignore it, either lacking the means, or the... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Toronto 2015: Watch The First Two Minutes Of Robin Pront's Debut THE ARDENNES

Robin Pront's debut feature film The Ardennes is all set to have its world premiere here in Toronto Monday night as part of the Discovery program at TIFF. TwitchFilm has an exclusive clip of the first two minutes from his film... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto 2015 Review: EVOLUTION, Surreal And Chilling Mystery

I'm a great believer in minimalism, particularly when it comes to body horror in film. Used carefully and deliberately, a few choice scenes can have far more weight in a story and a far more effective impact on the... More »

Toronto 2015 Review: HARDCORE's Visceral Action Will Squeeze Your Balls Off

In some number of years from now when Virtual Reality is finally really here and we're all immersed in first person narratives, we'll look back at Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore and ask, "Were we all really so impressed by this film?"... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Toronto 2015 Review: BASKIN Is Creepy, Weird And Amazing

When many people think of contemporary Turkish cinema, the first thing that comes to mind is the Palme d'Or-bait that is the films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan. Methodical (ahem, slow) dramas like Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and Winter's... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Toronto 2015 Review: EYE IN THE SKY, A Complex And Darkly Funny Look At The War On Terror

Tsotsi and Rendition director Gavin Hood has set himself a difficult task on multiple levels with his latest effort, Eye In The Sky. He is, first of all, tackling fabulously thorny and morally complex material as he weighs the question... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: Short Doc WORLD FAMOUS GOPHER HOLE MUSEUM Offers A Beautiful, Bizarre And Tragic Slice Of Life

Though it runs only twenty minutes, Chelsea McMullan and Douglas Nayler's World Famous Gopher Hole Museum makes an over sized impression. Finding a deeply human soul in its even more deeply quirky subject matter, all of it presented flawlessly in... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto 2015 Review: Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX Delivers Deliciously Dark Comedy

Context may not be quite everything in life but it is almost always pretty damn important and so it should be noted that if I were to describe Alex Van Warmerdam's most recent feature film as a pleasant little diversion... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Trailer For POV Actioner HARDCORE Totally Is

Ahead of its world premiere tonight in Toronto's Midnight Madness section, a trailer has dropped for Ilya Naishuller's first person actioner Hardcore. The less said about the trailer the better, but first...You may recall that Naishuller and his team were... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Toronto 2015: Mike Flanagan's 'Secret Project' HUSH Creates Buzz At Buyers Screening

It is been a kind of up and down week for Oculus and Ouija 2 director Mike Flanagan. Earlier in the week a horror film he made with Relativity Media, Before I Wake, got shelved while that company continues to deal with... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto 2015: Kormakur's TRAPPED Ushers Iceland Into The Nordic Noir Wave

If not for the fact that everything has fallen apart around him, Andri's life would be perfect. The chief of police in a town so small that the biggest issue of the day are locals calling to complain about their... More »
By Todd Brown   

Venice 2015 Review: A COPY OF MY MIND Sells Itself On Romance And Intrigue

Acclaimed Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar returns with his fifth feature, A Copy of My Mind, a tale of love, passion and how to get ahead in the back alleys of sprawling Jakarta. Made with the help of CJ Entertainment, as... More »
By Pierce Conran   

Toronto 2015 Review: DEMOLITION, A Brilliant Tapestry Of Emotion

It's fair to say I've become enamoured of one Jake Gyllenhaal of late. Sure, the man has piercing eyes and lovely, bushy eyebrows, but more to the point is the power and poignance he's been bringing to screen. From modern... More »
By Jason Gorber   
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