The Guest is a genre mashing blast from start to finish.
A wonderful Bill Murray leads an all star cast in the mostly effective dramedy St. Vincent.
The Book of Life is a vibrant, charming, and surprisingly progressive animated adventure the whole family can enjoy.
Fury mostly succeeds as a war film, but don't expect anything original.
Actor and writer Joel Edgerton's Felony is a flawed, but engaging Aussie cop drama.
We catch up with the all star cast of St. Vincent. Yes, including Bill Murray.
To celebrate the release of the movie Fury our film guy heads to Oshawa, Ontario to ride in and learn about Sherman tanks.
The Babadook If you previously had any complaints that this was a particularly weak year for horror films, the wait for the scariest film of the year has ended. It’s the rare kind of scary movie to make people feel for the safety of those around them and stay up all night. Proceed with caution […]
Wyrmwood Blending Austrialian genre classics Dead Alive and Mad Max into a generally pleasing package, the apocalyptic zombie-ish thriller Wyrmwood – a labour of love made over the course of several years by the brotherly duo of Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner – might not be breaking any new ground thematically, but it’s certainly bringing the […]
Predestination The latest film from Michael and Peter Spierig (Undead, Daybreakers) manages to be the duo’s best yet: a reworking of the Robert Heinlein short story “All You Zombie” that feels right at home alongside similarly minded time travel crime thrillers Minority Report and Looper, coming out slightly better than the latter and not quite […]
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter While a major hit at Sundance earlier this year, this offbeat psychological drama and character piece doesn’t exactly scream out to the Toronto After Dark crowd. It’s thoughtful, slow moving, austere, and has very few major jolts to it. Then again, the similarly low key Let the Right One in was […]
Open Windows There’s a decent reworking inside of this tech minded thriller, but the latest from Nacho Vigolondo (Time Crimes, Extraterrestrial) isn’t only one of the most sloppily plotted and wholly illogical films of the year, but perhaps even worse is how the film’s the Spanish writer and director are pulling inspiration from were terrible […]
Zombeavers While Jordan Rubin’s film about flesh craving furballs does exactly what it says it’s going to do in the title, Zombeavers surprisingly sets itself apart from the recent wealth of goofball high concept movies by playing itself just straight enough to be hilarious, but never too goofy as to be insufferably unfunny and forced. […]
We talk to director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett, and actors Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe about their work together on The Guest.
A Curious Life A different sort of musical oral history, Dunstan Bruce’s A Curious Life charts the rising success of British folk-punk act The Levellers mainly through the eyes of a specific band member, dreadlocked and upbeat bassist Jeremy Cunningham, who will act as a host of sorts. Famous for producing a string of seven […]
Born to Ruin This behind-the-scenes look at Toronto indie rock act Wildlife as they produce their make-or-break sophomore album in Connecticut and Brooklyn opens with band members confronting their keyboard player about a drinking problem about halfway through the recording process. It’s necessary to start with this because without the conflict, the film itself from […]
A Life in the Death of Joe Meek Highly influential in the UK rock and roll scene, controversial figurehead and record producer and brilliant sound engineer Joe Meek broke away from the pack in the late 50s and early 60s by becoming one of the first big name independent record producers in the world. The […]
Alive Inside Michael Rossato–Bennett’s look at the effects of music therapy on the minds of patients with Alzheimer’s disease is a terrible made and constructed film, but it makes up for its lack of subtlety and tact (and the fact that it’s essentially product placement for the core organization involved) with a great amount of […]