MOTHER!

MOTHER!

Abrasive, presumptuous, abhorrent, and incorrigible...but so are the times we now live in
Blindsided by L'ATALANTE

Blindsided by L’ATALANTE

We can make all the plans we want, but ultimately we are in the hands of forces bigger than us
IT

IT

Perhaps children have more spine and more bravery than the most courageous adult.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Sometimes it's not about who won the battle, but how they won that matters...
Elsewhere: Talkin’ CREED on Changing Reels

Elsewhere: Talkin’ CREED on Changing Reels

I take my talents to The Axis to discuss Abdul, Camille, and Creed
MY DAYS OF MERCY plays TIFF 2017

MY DAYS OF MERCY plays TIFF 2017

A story that pleads with us not let one moment or one label define who we are.
PLONGER plays TIFF 2017

PLONGER plays TIFF 2017

Director Mélanie Laurent reminds us that the ones who stay put, sometimes claim they've run away.
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Reaction: LUST, CAUTION

Confession time: when you are so tired that you fall asleep on the couch – and don’t even remember getting into bed, you probably shouldn’t start the next day with a slow-simmering foreign film. I’m not going to actually rate LUST, CAUTION in this reaction piece…but there are a few things I can tell you...

Confession time: when you are so tired that you fall asleep on the couch – and don’t even remember getting into bed, you probably shouldn’t start the next day with a slow-simmering foreign film. I’m not going to actually rate LUST, CAUTION in this reaction piece…but there are a few things I can tell you...

Reaction: JUNO

I will catch up before the day ends…I will catch up before the day ends… Sorry – just having a Stuart Smalley moment here, at least this reaction will get yesterday’s experiences over and done with. So the last movie of the night was JUNO (****), the latest film by director Jason Reitman. Reitman’s THANK...

I will catch up before the day ends…I will catch up before the day ends… Sorry – just having a Stuart Smalley moment here, at least this reaction will get yesterday’s experiences over and done with. So the last movie of the night was JUNO (****), the latest film by director Jason Reitman. Reitman’s THANK...

Power to the People

Observations On a Sunday MorningIf you were out and around some of yesterday’s Film Festival screenings, you may have noticed a collection of protesters. I’m not sure exactly who the group was, but they were clearly against films that glamorize smoking. Fair issue, but what started bugging me was how they chose to protest. They...

Observations On a Sunday MorningIf you were out and around some of yesterday’s Film Festival screenings, you may have noticed a collection of protesters. I’m not sure exactly who the group was, but they were clearly against films that glamorize smoking. Fair issue, but what started bugging me was how they chose to protest. They...

Reaction: BATTLE IN SEATTLE

Starting my Film Festival with PERSEPOLIS, THE ORPHANAGE, and CONTROL was something similar to seeing a baseball game where the three lead off batters hit home runs. It was with great expectations then, that I walked into my first show at The Ryerson – Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE (* * *). The film is...

Starting my Film Festival with PERSEPOLIS, THE ORPHANAGE, and CONTROL was something similar to seeing a baseball game where the three lead off batters hit home runs. It was with great expectations then, that I walked into my first show at The Ryerson – Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE (* * *). The film is...

Heroes

During today’s screening of CONTROL, I got to meet Anton Corbijn for a few moments. I told him I was a photographer, and that his work inspired me. He thanked me, wished me luck, and told me to enjoy the film. He also autographed my LP copy of All That You Can’t Leave Behind by...

During today’s screening of CONTROL, I got to meet Anton Corbijn for a few moments. I told him I was a photographer, and that his work inspired me. He thanked me, wished me luck, and told me to enjoy the film. He also autographed my LP copy of All That You Can’t Leave Behind by...

Reaction: CONTROL

Saturday morning began with a big film for me. When I’m not blogging and running around film festivals, I’m a photographer. When I was first getting into photography, Anton Corbijn was one of the artists I was inspired by. So it was with great anticipation today that I went to see CONTROL (* * *...

Saturday morning began with a big film for me. When I’m not blogging and running around film festivals, I’m a photographer. When I was first getting into photography, Anton Corbijn was one of the artists I was inspired by. So it was with great anticipation today that I went to see CONTROL (* * *...

Reaction: THE ORPHANAGE

In all my TIFF excitement, I almost forgot to give a plug. My little brother is a contributor to the TIFF Midnight Madness blog. He’s had some pretty cool moments already – take a look at his stuff over here. So tonight it was time for some Spanish eeriness by way of THE ORPHANAGE (*...

In all my TIFF excitement, I almost forgot to give a plug. My little brother is a contributor to the TIFF Midnight Madness blog. He’s had some pretty cool moments already – take a look at his stuff over here. So tonight it was time for some Spanish eeriness by way of THE ORPHANAGE (*...

Everyday People

Observations on a Friday MorningAside from a day or two here and there, it’s been pretty cool in town for the last few weeks. Right on cue, the humidity kicks in around Film Fest time. Kinda makes me think Mother Nature isn’t a Cinephile…I’m always intrigued by the range of wardrobe sported by TIFF patrons....

Observations on a Friday MorningAside from a day or two here and there, it’s been pretty cool in town for the last few weeks. Right on cue, the humidity kicks in around Film Fest time. Kinda makes me think Mother Nature isn’t a Cinephile…I’m always intrigued by the range of wardrobe sported by TIFF patrons....

Reaction: PERSEPOLIS

When I found out I’d be able to leave work early, I damned broke into a full out sprint out the door. Went home, fixed up a fajita dinner for me and the missus, changed clothes and was back out the door in no time flat. My fiancee is hellbent on documenting much of this...

When I found out I’d be able to leave work early, I damned broke into a full out sprint out the door. Went home, fixed up a fajita dinner for me and the missus, changed clothes and was back out the door in no time flat. My fiancee is hellbent on documenting much of this...