Peter K.

REAL STEEL Clip-Show Knockout!

The second I saw Hugh Jackman shadow-boxing on a lawn in sublime synchronicity with a giant robot in the Real Steel trailer I knew that this would be something special. And when I saw Jackman leap into a ring-side sucker-punch... More »
By Peter K.   
  

FANTASTIC FEST 2011: HAUNTERS Review

Deliriously mixing elements of Scanners and Unbreakable, with a comedic verve reminiscent of An American Werewolf in London, Kim Min-suk's Haunters is not just the best Korean genre film I have seen in years, it is a downright classic.A maladjusted, one-legged psychic, Cho-in, roams South Korea... More »
By Peter K.   
  

TIFF 2011: TWIXT Review

There's a moment in Francis Ford Coppola's gleefully weird riff on the gothic horror genre, TWIXT, where Val Kilmer, portraying a creatively bankrupt third-rate horror writer ("the bargain-basement Stephen-King") attempts to write the first line of his latest foray into... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Toronto's Free Friday Films Fall Schedule

Don't despair Toronto cinephiles! While there are only a few more days of TIFF left, the University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Student Union (CINSSU) has just announced their fall line-up for their popular Free Friday Films series and its... More »
By Peter K.   
  

TEDDY BOMB Teaser

A few months ago Todd told you all about a little movie in the works "by the Twitch community, for the Twitch community." Written and directed by frequent Twitch commenter (and occasional reviewer) Justin Decloux and featuring me as a... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Fantasia 2011: DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK Review

An eerie estate, ornately decorated stain-glass doors, spooky gothic murals and manuscripts, an overgrown and mysterious garden, a curious little girl and a host of magical fairies with a sweet tooth with children's teeth; dem's the stuff Guillermo del Toro's... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Fantasia 2011: Haunters Review

Deliriously mixing elements of Scanners and Unbreakable, with a comedic verve reminiscent of An American Werewolf in London, Kim Min-suk's Haunters is not just the best Korean genre film I have seen in years, it is a downright classic. A... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Fantasia 2011: SINT Review

(Review by Justin Decloux)Director Dick Mass (The Lift) delivers technically impressive supernatural holiday slasher (Now that's a sub-genre!) that features an iteration of a jolly red fellow that would rather slice your head off then hand over presents. Legend has it... More »
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Fantasia 2011: KILL ME PLEASE Review

(Review by Justin Decloux)Black humor is a tricky proposition to pull off correctly. It demands the audience to wallow in the misery of others. Not only that, but it expects them to find the suffering to be funny. Can you... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Fantasia 2011: Ti West's The Innkeepers

[Review by Justin Decloux]"THIS WILL BE THE MOST TERRIFYING FILM YOU'LL SEE ALL YEAR!" screamed the man introducing THE INKEEPERS to the Monday night FANTASIA crowd. It was a big promise - one that I was ready to take with... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Watch: ONCE IT STARTED IT COULD NOT END OTHERWISE

Big budget spectacle is not always necessary to tell a compelling sci-fi yarn, as it is a genre that should first and foremost be driven by its speculative ideas. And if you are Kelly Sears, sometimes all you need is... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Review of Worldwide Short Film Festival '11 Opening Gala

As short film programmer for Toronto After Dark, the Worldwide Short Film Festival is like Christmas. The sheer number of short films they exhibit is enormous, their programs are always intelligently crafted under a bevy of amusing themes and categories and... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Captain Power Returns in 2012

According to an Official Facebook Fan Page that recently popped up for the cult science-fiction television show Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, the criminally underrated (and forgotten) series is finally on track for a DVD release in 2012. And... More »
By Peter K.   
  

SXSW 2011: SEPARADO! Review

[With Separado! now screening at SXSW we revisit Peter Kuplowsky's earlier review of the film.]It is the late 1800s: two hooded horseback riders square off in a race across the Welsh countryside. The incident concludes in both tragedy and suspicion,... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Attention Filmmakers! Take the ActionFest "30 Seconds of Action Challenge"

ActionFest is returning this April in Asheville, North Carolina to champion the best in action cinema, but while the festival is still a few days away from announcing some of this year's film slate as well as the 2011 recipient... More »
By Peter K.   
  

PBF Creator and Comic Genius Nicholas Gurewitch Cordially Invites You To "Martha's Birthday"

If the sublime wit and artistry of Nicholas Gurewitch's hysterical Perry Bible Fellowship were not enough to convince you of his immense talent, then allow me to offer up his new wickedly funny short film, Martha's Birthday, as irrefutable evidence. It is... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Best Worst Movie and Troll 2 Hit Canadian Rep Cinemas Tomorrow!

Troll 2 is that rare bad movie that transcends its ineptitude and becomes something sublime. Best Worst Movie is that rare documentary that sets out to ruminate on one subject, in this case Troll 2, but ends up engaging... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Sitges 2010: WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW Review

Following a delirious prologue featuring alien poachers locked in deadly combat with a bad-ass entity of pure fire, Koji Masunari's animated feature Welcome to the Space Show innocently begins with a group of children being dropped off at rural summer camp. It... More »
By Peter K.   
  

The Wright Stuff Strikes Back in Toronto TONIGHT!

Not only has Edgar Wright directed the greatest love-letter to Toronto ever penned (not to mention to comics, video games and HK action - see Shelagh and Todd's review) he has given the city itself fantastic opportunities to immerse itself... More »
By Peter K.   
  

EXPERIENCE "HOUSE" AT THE BLOOR CINEMA!

Alright Toronto! You've read about it on blogs and in message-boards; you've heard about the sold out screenings at film festivals that have left audiences gasping for breath; you have probably even Youtubed the trailer and asked yourself "Why movie?... More »
By Peter K.   
  
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