• Posts Tagged ‘TIFF Lightbox’

    Modra, Last Night Home (43/24)

    by  • 1/24/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    MODRA (TIFF Lightbox) – This is a really nice feature, directed by Ingrid Veninger (Candy from PHIL THE ALIEN, among other credits… I swear, I’m the only person who enjoyed PHIL THE ALIEN, so that credit’s the highlight of her huge list of IMDB entries). It stars her extended family, a Canadian teenage boy, and […]

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    The High Cost of Living (36/21)

    by  • 1/21/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    HIGH COST OF LIVING (TIFF Lightbox) – Zach Braff and Isabelle Blais star in this film set in parallel worlds in Montreal, Quebec. Zach plays American drug-dealer Henry, en route to do some business. He has an accident which destroys Nathalie’s (Blais) life in a number of ways. He runs, but chance and a whole […]

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    Incendies, Curling (35/20)

    by  • 1/20/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    INCENDIES (TIFF Lightbox) – TIFF’s Canadian Top Ten Kicks off with a sold out showing of INCENDIES; anyone who bitches about Canadian cinema really needs to watch some of it. Nawal Marwan dies, leaving instructions to her adult twins via her will. They are to seek out two men and deliver letters to them; their […]

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    1900 (31/17)

    by  • 1/17/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    1900 (TIFF Lightbox) – I really need to double check the run times before I go to movies at the Lightbox. I knew I was in for some trouble when they announced that there would be a short intermission in the middle of the film. You don’t put an intermission in a film that’s less […]

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    Amore E Rabbia, Last Tango in Paris (27/15)

    by  • 1/15/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    AMORE E RABBIA (LOVE AND ANGER) (TIFF Lightbox) – This was supposed to be a collection of five shorts by Directors Bellocchio, Bertolucci, Godard, Lizzani, Pasolini, and Tattoli. The distributer only sent them the one short that Bertolucci contributed; AGONY. So, the anthology called Love and Anger consisted only of AGONY. LAST TANGO IN PARIS […]

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    London River, The Dreamers (25/14)

    by  • 1/14/2011 • film • 1 Comment

    LONDON RIVER (TIFF Lightbox) – Two people meet in London, after coming to the city to try to find their children after the July 7th bombings. They find kids that their kids weren’t living the lives that they thought. A mother from Guernsey meets a French man THE DREAMERS (TIFF Lightbox) – I had just […]

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    La Commare Secca (23/13)

    by  • 1/13/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    LA COMMARE SECCA (TIFF Lightbox) – I was running a bit late, and didn’t make it in time for the screening of London River that I had intended on seeing, so I went to see this Bertolucci film. It’s about the murder of a prostitute, and the tales the witnesses tell. It’s an odd story, […]

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    Film Socialisme (22/12)

    by  • 1/12/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    FILM SOCIALISME (TIFF Lightbox) – If I figure out what Jean-Luc Godard was saying, I’ll let you know. The spoken language and the sub-titles bore only passing relation to each other; often the titles showed two words when sentences spoken. The text of the official synopsis is below, and well… I’ll take their word for […]

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    The Tempest (21/11)

    by  • 1/11/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE TEMPEST (TIFF Lightbox) – I’m only barely familiar with the works of Shakespeare, and I think this is the first performance of THE TEMPEST in any format. So, obviously, I can’t speak to the differences between this version and others. As a film, it was fine, and I was especially impressed with Russell Brand […]

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    Enter The Void (20/10)

    by  • 1/10/2011 • film • 4 Comments

    ENTER THE VOID (TIFF Lightbox) – Go for the title credits and the first-person full screen trip the main character goes on. After that, the story and plot and characters are just bonuses. The title credits start out a bit annoying, strobing strobing strobing… but when they really take off… they cease being words and […]

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