All posts tagged "2013 Toronto Int. Film Festival"

  • Tom at the Farm | Review

    I Need a Lover with a Farm Hand: Dolan’s Latest a Filet of Self Loathing For his fourth feature, Xavier Dolan adapts the material of...

  • R100 | Review

    Joy Pain Club: Matsumoto’s Latest Insistent Weirdness Uneven After his delightful if belabored 2007 debut Big Man Japan put him on the map, director Hitoshi...

  • A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness | Review

    The Brothers Ben Find Supernal Solace On The Fringe There are creative collaborations and there are perfect unions.  The newly born cinematic relationship between experimental...

  • The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears | Review

    A Woman in Trouble and a Man in Need: Forzani & Cattet Return Prove a Force to Reckon With Directing duo Helene Cattet and Bruno...

  • Abuse of Weakness | Review

    My Afternoon With Maud’s Money: Breillat’s Most Personal Film Showcases Huppert Catherine Breillat leaves behind the series of Grimm’s fairy tales she was adapting and...

  • All Cheerleaders Die | Review

    Sapphic Sillies: Sivertson & McKee’s Latest Lacks Spirit Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, old college friends and now notably notorious film directors (though for different...

  • Burt’s Buzz | Review

    Shapiro Follows Honey Trail; Enigmatic Shavitz is the Bee’s Knees The bearded-face of Burt’s Bees, a pioneering company in the commodification of “all-natural” personal care,...

  • For No Good Reason | Review

    Paul Has Precision But Less Purpose Than Steadman Anyone familiar with Hunter S. Thompson surely knows the work of his gonzo visual counterpart, Ralph Steadman....

  • Proxy | Review

    Lady Liars and Psycho-sexual Thrills; Zach Parker’s Proxy is a Rocky Ride Countless blockbusters have used and abused the idea of doppelgängers and surrogates, but...

  • Ilo Ilo | Review

    Singapore Slump: Economics Brushed Aside in Chen’s Gem Debut In his autobiographical debut Ilo Ilo, young Singaporean helmer Anthony Chen delivers a beautifully simple story...

  • Under the Skin | Review

    Female Perversion: Glazer’s Latest a Strange, Hypnotic Exploration of the Body Feminine It’s been over a decade now since Jonathan Glazer’s exciting and strange sophomore...

  • The Wind Rises | Review

    Miyazaki’s Swan Song A Somber Flight Of Fancy Earlier this month, legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki, writer and director of such masterpieces as Spirited Away, Castle...

  • The Last of the Unjust | Review

    Return to the Void: Lanzmann Resurrects Murmelstein Claude Lanzmann’s unfathomable devotion to exposing the truths of the Holocaust is incomparable in the history of cinema....

  • Visitors | Review

    Reggio Looks Into The Eyes Of The Audience Steven Soderbergh was right when he said at the premiere of the film, a hundred people could watch...

  • August: Osage County | Review

    Suffer the Children: Wells’ Adaptation Enjoyable Camp, Hinges on Grandiose Performances When something sounds too good to be true, it often is, and while John...

  • The Invisible Woman | Review

    In Plain Sight: Great Expectations for Fiennes’ Sophomore Effort After his brash, testosterone-fueled directorial debut Coriolanus, Ralph Fiennes fares far better with the quieter, chest-heaving illicit...

  • Tim’s Vermeer | Review

    Teller Makes Watching Jenison’s Paint Dry Fun Tim Jenison is not a painter.  In fact, he lies on the opposite end of the spectrum of...

  • How I Live Now | Review

    There’s No Place Like Home; Macdonald Pulled By Too Many Strings This polished as his docu-work, Kevin Macdonald’s fourth fiction feature is a little bit...

  • Dallas Buyers Club | Review

    AZT & Sympathy: Vallee’s Drama Banks on Unforgettable Performances Cinematic portrayals of the onset of the AIDS crises have always been a bit nipped and...

  • 12 Years a Slave | Review

    Reliving Dehumanization: McQueen Lenses Masterpiece of Repressed American History For Steve McQueen, filmmaking has been a hard edged exercise in emotional archeology, burrowing into the...

  • Gravity | Review

    Alfonso Aims For Stars: Breaks Cinematic Barriers A Little Princess now seems light years away, but let go of the groundbreaking visual wonder that skyrockets...

  • Night Moves | 2013 TIFF Review

    Caring & Killing: Reichardt Attempts Eco-Thriller There is a lovable minimalism about the films of Kelly Reichardt, a sense of environmental awareness and personal disorientation...

  • I’m the same I’m an other | 2013 TIFF Review

    Journey to the West Side: The Heartbreaking Work of Sensitive Genius Lost Persons Area premiered at Cannes as the first in an unfinished trilogy from...

  • The Future is Now: Top 20 New Faces from TIFF 2013

    Now that the dust has settled and the behemoth TIFF is in our rear-view mirror, the IONCINEMA.com team are comparing notes, grading films and looking...

  • Toronto Pubic Speaks; 12 Years a Slave Claims Top Prize at TIFF 2013

    Such as the case back in 2008 with Slumdog Millionaire, Fox Searchlight have a hit on their hands and if all goes according to Moneyball-esque...