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[TIFF Review] Confessions

Note: This review is re-published from NYAFF earlier this year and the film is showing at TIFF this week. Over the past week I have seen some excellent films...

[TIFF Review] Bunraku

In writer/director Guy Moshe's Bunraku, a silent stranger rides into a lawless town on a rickety train. Let's call this cowboy The Drifter (Josh Hartnett). He...

[TIFF Video Review] Submarine

It's the reason I go to film festivals. I could anticipate loving Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan or Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, but it is a special moment when you discover a gem. Richard Ayoade's Submarine is just that....

[TIFF Review] Let Me In

Let Me In is a difficult film to review. I love director Matt Reeves, Cloverfield being right next to Let The Right One In as one of my favorite films of 2008...

[TIFF Review] Super

Our superheroes are changing. Last time we saw Superman, he was lamer than ever. Spider-Man is about to use a mulligan.  Now The Dark Knight gets bruises. The...

[TIFF Review] Everything Must Go

From one of the hottest scripts in Hollywood, Dan Rush's Everything Must Go, recently premiered here at TIFF. Based on Raymond Carver's short story Why Don't ...

[TIFF Review] Hereafter

After the abominably banal Oscar-bait that was last year's Invictus, I was ready for Clint Eastwood to attempt something new. Enter Hereafter, a supernatura...

[TIFF Review] The Conspirator

Robert Redford's The Conspirator tells a story I never knew about. It's also a story that makes for a tedious, only mildly interesting film. Shot like a Histo...

[TIFF Review] 127 Hours

Danny Boyle excels at capturing senses more than any working filmmaker. Not only is he attune with sight and sound, but he can transport smell, touch, and taste right into our mind. His skills have never been more apparent with 127 Hours....