All posts tagged "TIFF 2012"

  • Dormant Beauty | Review

    Sleepytime Drama: Bellocchio Messy Message Movie After yet another career peak with his 2009 film Vincere, Italian auteur Marco Bellocchio continues his examination of Italian...

  • Here Comes the Devil | Review

    Lock Your Souls Up: Bogliano’s Latest a Decent But Frayed Exercise Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s tenth feature film, Here Comes the Devil finally shows the Argentinean...

  • Twice Born | Review

    Emulating Almodóvar: Castellitto Employs Cruz To Pull Heartstrings The renowned Italian actor turned middling director Sergio Castellitto returns to his place on both sides of...

  • Hellbenders | Review

    Hath No Fury: Petty’s Latest a 3D Misfire Serving as a glaringly obvious example of the degradation of the horror genre via raunchy slapstick is...

  • Out in the Dark | Review

    Nobody Knows: Mayer’s Debut Explores Personal is Political with Tragic Gay Love Story For his screen debut, Israeli born director Michael Mayer’s Out in the...

  • Zaytoun | Review

    Pitted Olive: Riklis’ Period Piece Adventure a Sappy Fantasy Israeli director Eran Riklis returns to familiar territory with Zaytoun, using another unlikely friendship scenario between...

  • Jayne Mansfield’s Car | Review

    Brains of a Blonde: Thornton’s Unnecessary Return to the Director’s Chair After his astonishingly strong 1996 directorial debut, Sling Blade, you’d be hard pressed to...

  • Passion | Review

    Passion Fruit: De Palma’s Return to Genre a Flimsy Revamp Arguably one of the greatest American directors from the mid 70s to late 80s, Brian...

  • Wasteland | Review

    Waste of Time: Glossy Heist Fantasy a Missed Hit for Athale’s Debut Producer Rowan Athale’s directorial debut, Wasteland, which he also penned, gets out of...

  • Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp | Review

    Bad Influence: Godfather Of Modern Hustle Still Leaving Back Handed Impressions Leaving a legacy of pimp ideology behind, the legendary pimp and author Iceberg Slim...

  • Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story | Review

    Not Just For Children: Berstein Elegantly Draws An Illustration Legend Documentaries on the eccentric or tortured artist are a dime a dozen, but it seems...

  • Frances Ha | Review

    Baumbach Stops Wallowing In Cynicism To Lens His Best Yet Noah Baumbach has built an oeuvre on characters frozen in time, refusing to let go...

  • The Company You Keep | Review

    Return for Redford as Actor/Director in Heated Political Thriller Robert Redford, the actor, has been a staple of American pop culture for half a century,...

  • Hyde Park on Hudson | Review

    Michell Manages FDR’s Affairs, Charmingly Roger Michell’s ravishing Hyde Park on Hudson gives us a glimpse into the private life of one of our most...

  • Love, Marilyn | Review

    Intimate Side of an Iconic Life: Garbus Digs Through Monroe’s Personal Writings Liz Garbus is well aware that the life and times of Marilyn Monroe...

  • The Central Park Five | Review

    Burns Dissects Why Pride & Prejudice Put Innocent Youths Behind Bars After years of acclaimed documentary mini-series, Ken Burns returns to the feature film with...

  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God | Review

    Gibney Exposes Suppression Of Truth Behind Ministerial Molestation After taking a breather from feature hardline journalism with a series of lighter docs in Catching Hell,...

  • A Liar’s Autobiography | Review

    A Gay Old Time: Documentary/Animation Hybrid a Loving, Original Tribute Co-directors Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, and Ben Timlett (two of which were involved with a...

  • The Bay | Review

    Bay Day: Levinson Mines Horror Genre to Surprising Effect In what may be one of the year’s most curious entries in the horror genre, The...

  • My Worst Nightmare | Review

    A charming, Gallic comedy featuring one of France’s greatest actresses. Anne Fontaine’s latest confection, My Worst Nightmare, is a delightful vehicle for the awesome talent...

  • Seven Psychopaths | Review

    Usual Suspects: McDonagh Gives Us a Light Killer Comedy With Latest Written before his hit film In Bruges (2008), Martin McDonagh has landed with another...

  • Janeane from Des Moines | Review

    Looking the Part: Faux Docu Addresses Tea Party Politics with Everyday Issues When it comes to the world of U.S politics, more specifically Republican Party...

  • To the Wonder | TIFF 2012 Review

    Wonder Dunder: Malick’s Visual Poem Prayer a Taxing Free Verse If you’ve happened to read anything about Terrence Malick’s latest film, To the Wonder, chances...

  • Thy Womb | TIFF 2012 Review

    Womb Doom: Mendoza Gives Us Another Poverty Stricken Filipino Narrative Quickly assuming the stature of one of the most important directors from the Philippines, Brillante Mendoza...

  • God Loves Caviar | TIFF 2012 Review

    And Hates the Proletariat: Greek Costume Drama Stinks to High Heaven Greek director Yannis Smaragdis began his career in the mid 1970’s as a writer/director,...