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TIFF 11 Wrap Up

With my first big festival experience under my belt now, it’s become increasingly harder to enjoy movies in any other context.  It’s been a week since the festival wrapped, and every time I venture back into theaters to watch a film I can’t help but get a little sad about a couple of things.  The […]

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“The Hunter” (2011)

A human beings we harbor this really odd fascination with myth.  There exists entire societies of people who believe in the existence of a dinosaur living in a Scottish lake.  Around the world there are thousands of people who believe that at this very moment a particularly furry and apelike giant man is walking around somewhere in […]

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“The Artist” (2011)

“I mean it seems like just a gimmick.  I would be the first person to get excited for a well-done modern silent film but that doesn’t appear to be the case here.  It seems like the filmmakers were looking to stir up some buzz and make a quick buck with a film so they decided […]

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“Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” (2011)

Starting in 1970 with an attendence of just 190 people, the San Diego Comic-Con has over the years become a sort of utopia for nerds around the world.  Showcasing the best in comics, film, and video games the annual gathering is one of the largest events in the world where a group of people who […]

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“Restless” (2011)

In a night where you’ve seen a film about the death of murderers in Texas, it’s hard to imagine that a Gus Van Sant teen romance film would be the darker of the two.  But, such is the case.  Restless, the newest work from legendary director Gus Van Sant is an intriguingly funny romantic comedy with […]

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“Into The Abyss” (2011)

“I don’t have a particular opinion when it comes to capital punishment.  I suppose if I had to choose I would say that I’m against it, but I don’t have an argument to back up that claim, just a story” was the disclaimer that director Wernor Herzog offered before the telling of that story at […]

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Trailer: ‘The Day’ to Premiere at TIFF’s Midnight Madness

A couple of days ago the Toronto International Film festival announced their midnight madness lineup — a group of genre films that premiere at mindnight each night, and is quite honestly one of the most exciting things about the festival.  One such film is Douglas Aarnioski’s ‘The Day‘ a post apocalyptic thriller that plays like […]

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