Posts by Andrew Parker

Rosewater Review

With his directorial debut Rosewater, Jon Stewart shows great promise as a storyteller, but needs practice as a director.

Rendezvous with Madness 2014: Tapia Review

Tapia Possibly the heaviest film playing at this year’s festival (which, given the subject matter overall, really says a lot) comes in the form of this documentary from Executive Producer 50 Cent about boxing legend Johnny Tapia. Raised on the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico and dubbed “the babyfaced assassin” in the ring, the former […]

Rendezvous with Madness 2014: No-No: A Dockumentary Review

No-No: A Dockumentary In the early 1970s, no pitcher had more pure talent than Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis. His style wasn’t pretty, but he won a lot of games for his ballclub. The problem: he didn’t really remember most of them because he was either drunk or high at the time, most infamously pitching a […]

Rendezvous with Madness 2014: Gabriel Review

Gabriel Rory Culkin delivers one of the best performances of the year as a troubled young man rapidly losing touch with reality after his release from a mental hospital in Lou Howe’s effectively chilling psychodrama. Instead of heading directly home to his still frazzled, but loving mother (Deirdre O’Connell) and his judgemental older brother (David […]

A Look Inside Voyeur

Part horror film, part mobile game, the creators of Voyeur attempt to look at new forms of storytelling and user content.

This Week at The Bloor: 11/7/14

This week, The Bloor offers films looking at the ethical and legal problems of security certificates in The Secret Trial 5 and misunderstood urban communities in Slums: Cities of Tomorrow.

Dear White People Review

Justin Simien's uncomfortably hilarious look at the American racial divide, Dear White People, is one of only two films so far this year worthy of being called a masterpiece.

Big Hero 6 Review

Big Hero 6 is charming, effective, never dull, and gets by almost on sheer force of will despite a few minor slip ups.

Planet in Focus 2014: Living on the Edge Review

Living on the Edge A collaboration between journalist Susan Woodfine and photographer Joan Sullivan, Living on the Edge takes a look at the effects of climate change via the lives affected in Northern Quebec along the edge of the Lower Saint Lawrence Gulf. Following a massive high tide surge in December of 2010, local residents […]