Tag: TIFF 2011

Trailer: ‘The Awakening’ aims to provide old-fashioned scares

Though it had premieres at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and the 55th BFI London Film Festival (and was covered in reviews here...

‘Footnote’ bold, brilliant and literary

Footnote Written by Joseph Cedar Directed by Joseph Cedar Israel, 2011 Footnote is unusual in that it does a number of things well; more to the point, it...

TIFF 2011: ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ ranks as one of the...

Martha Marcy May Marlene Directed by Sean Durkin Screenplay by Sean Durkin 2011, USA Winner of the Best Dramatic Direction award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Martha...

TIFF 2011: ‘The Day’ a worthy addition to the siege horror...

The Day Written by Luke Passmore Directed by Doug Aarniokoski   2011, USA The Day delivers on the thrills one expects from a Midnight Madness screening: splatter kills,...

TIFF 2011: ‘Take Shelter’ a sober, poetic take on mental illness

Take Shelter Directed by Jeff Nichols Screenplay by Jeff Nichols 2011, USA Take Shelter, director Jeff Nichols's sophomore feature and second collaboration with actor Michael Shannon (after Shotgun...

TIFF 2011: ‘Hysteria’ provides a sweet, swift history of the vibrator

Hysteria Directed by Tanya Wexler Written by Stephen Dyer 2011, USA/UK/Luxembourg/France Considering that this is a romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator, there are a few...

TIFF 2011 – Twelve Days In: Ricky D’s final blog entry...

The Toronto International Film Festival ended yesterday and I have to say, it is the most exhausting film festival I have ever attended. Even...

TIFF 2011: ‘Take Shelter’ / ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’

Martha Marcy May Marlene Directed by Sean Durkin Written by Sean Durkin 2011, USA A hauntingly beautiful, artfully structured, pitch-perfect psychological thriller, Martha Marcy May Marlene is easily...

TIFF: 2011 award winners are…

TIFF announced its 2011 award winners earlier today and the coveted People's Choice Award was a bit of a surprise, going to a film...

TIFF 2011: ‘The Last Gladiators’ a documentary for puck-heads

The Last Gladiators Directed by Alex Gibney 2011, USA, 94 minutes This documentary is for hockey fans only, and by God, will hockey fans love it. The...