Thoughts on TIFF

While I may only have two festivals under my belt, I’d like to think that I’ve been to enough screenings at TIFF that I can now speak with experience. TIFF 2015 ended last weekend and while we wait in excitement for TIFF 2016 to role around, there’s a lot that can be said about the … More Thoughts on TIFF

I am Yakuza: Yakuza Apocalypse Review

If you’re familiar with Takashi Miike, then chances you’d know what to expect from Yakuza Apocalypse. Miike is known for several things in his films. Graphic imagery, absurdism, extreme violence, these are just some of aspects to his films that he’s become famous, or in some cases infamous, for over the years. Yakuza Apocalypse at face value has … More I am Yakuza: Yakuza Apocalypse Review

Short Films at TIFF 2015 Part 1

While seeing the premiere of an anticipated feature is a highlight of any film festival, there’s something special about seeing several short film premieres simultaneously. Whether it’s the compressed nature or the lack of promotion, short films are a special treat at events like the Toronto International Film Festival. What’s incredible about TIFF’s selection is that … More Short Films at TIFF 2015 Part 1

Here’s to you Miss Shepard: The Lady in the Van Review

I have a confession to make, I’ve never seen an Alan Bennett play. That’s not to say I don’t like his work, quite the contrary. While I’ve never seen a live performance of The Lady in the Van, The History Boys, or The Madness of George III, I’m a huge fan of the film adaptations … More Here’s to you Miss Shepard: The Lady in the Van Review