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Beautiful Noise: A Shoegazer Documentary

I don't post much around these parts unless I happen to be up in Toronto for the odd film festival. However, I found this news too exciting to ignore. If you want to get me to listen to a...

TIFF Report: Renaissance Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] It took seven years for Christian Volckman and his team to bring Renaissance to the big screen. However, if I had to make a guess, I'd say that only about three months of that time...

TIFF Report: Invisible Waves Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] Pen-Ek Ratanaruang's previous feature, 2003's Last Life In The Universe is what I would consider to be a "comfort film". That is, regardless of whatever mood I'm in, I can slip in the DVD and...

TIFF Report: Election 1+2 Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] For a long time, I've never really been able to understand the praise heaped upon Johnnie To. Sure, he makes great-looking films that ooze with style and are peppered with fantastic action sequences. From a...

TIFF Report: Times And Winds Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] Perhaps the highest praise that I can give Reha Erdem's award-winning Times And Winds is that it it made me very frightened of ever becoming a father. Obviously, as somewhat recent newlyweds, my wife and...

TIFF Report: The Island Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] Perhaps it's my own religious upbringing, or maybe my psychological makeup, but stories involving characters wrestling with guilt, who seek to atone for actions of their past, almost always prove to be fascinating for me....

TIFF Report: Alatriste Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] Based on a series of popular novels by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Alatriste is the most expensive Spanish-language film ever made in Spain, and that is certainly obvious in every single frame of the film, which is...

TIFF Report: Quelques Jours En Septembre Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] Santiago Amigorena's Quelques Jours En Septembre is set in the days leading up the infamous events of September 11, and according to the TIFF programmers, is a "high-voltage tale of espionage, betrayal and financial hijinks"....

TIFF Report: Macbeth Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] I'll be right upfront; Macbeth already had one strike against it before the film even started rolling. I have an innate dislike for almost any modern, literal adaptation of Shakespeare, or of any "classic" work...

TIFF Report: Rescue Dawn Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] Werner Herzog's films often center on desperate individuals who exist on the very edges of human existence, pushed there by madness, ambition, or other forces outside their control. So then, what better story to tell...

TIFF Report: Hula Girls Review

[TIFF Info Page Here] I think it's a safe bet that Lee Sang-il's Hula Girls will have easily been one of the most commercial, mainstream, audience-friendly films to have played this year's TIFF. And that's not at all a...

Tiff Report: The Fall

[TIFF Info Page Here] The whole time I sat there watching The Fall, the latest film from acclaimed Indian director Tarsem, I found myself listing off all of the elements of the movie that I liked: the sumptuous, almost...

TIFF Report: The Host Review

It may still be too early to say, as other reviews have yet to roll in, but I have a feeling that Bong Joon-ho's The Host will be this year's Sha Po Lang -- at least as far as...

TIFF Report: Lights In The Dusk Review

[TIFF info page here] Aki Kaurismaki's latest film is yet another droll, dyer-than-dry account focusing on a down-and-out man on the fringes of society. His subject this time is Koistinen, a lonely sad sack of a man with a...

TIFF Report: HANA Review

Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest film, HANA, may have all of the usual trappings that one associates with the samurai genre, and yet it thoroughly, and enjoyably, subverts them time and again. Set in the 18th century, a time of relative...

Live Action Saikano In The Works

I realize it's been awhile since I've posted to the ol' Twitch, but I saw this and just couldn't resist. AnimeOnDVD and Anime News Network are both reporting that a live action version of Saikano, aka She, The Ultimate Weapon...

First 8 Minutes Of Ghost In The Shell 2 Online...

I know that our reviews of "Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence" have been a bit lacklustre, due in large part to the shallow characters and somewhat abstruse plot. However, it totally succeeds as a visual spectacle, offering up...