TIFF17: Revenge

A woman left for dead seek vengeance against those who wronged her in Revenge. Jen (Matilda Lutz) is an American socialite, who travels with her married French millionaire lover Richard (Kevin Jannsens) for a weekend of passion. However, thinks go awry when Richard’s hunting buddies Stan and Dimitri arrive early, with Jen being the recipient of […]

TIFF17: The Crescent

A woman and her young son experience strange occurrences at an seaside house in The Crescent. Following the death of her husband, Beth (Danika Vandersteen) with her toddler son Lowen (Woodrow Graves) to her mother’s seaside cottage at Silver Crescent Beach. Beth becomes acquainted with some of the locals, including seemingly friendly old man Joseph (Terrance […]

TIFF17: Vampire Clay

An art school is tormented by sentient killer clay in Vampire Clay. While preparing to open her new art prep school at a former sculpture’s studio, Ms Aina finds a buried box, containing a bag of very old clay. When class begins, latecomer Kaori finds that her clay was taken by newcomer Yuka, so she […]

TIFF17: Brawl in Cell Block 99

An imprisoned drug runner unleashes his violent side to save his wife in Brawl in Cell Block 99. Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) is a violence-prone man, who does drug running for his friend Gil (Marc Blucas) to support his pregnant wife Lauren (Jennifer Carpenter). When a pick-up for a man named Eleazar (Dion Mucciacito) goes sour, Bradley […]

TIFF17: The Ritual

Four friends lost in the woods are chased by a mythical creature in The Ritual. Six months after the tragic murder of their fried Robert (Paul Reid), Luke (Rafe Spall), Hodge (Robert James-Collier), Phil (Arsher Ali), and Dom (Sam Troughton) go on a hiking trip in the Swedish highlands. After Dom injures his knee in […]

TIFF17: Bodied

A nerdy white college kid becomes a sensation in the world of battle rapping in Bodied. As research for a thesis paper, Adam (Calum Worthy) attends a rap battle hosted by the Killerfornia Battle League, accompanied by his less-than-impressed girlfriend Maya (Rory Uphold). Afterwards in the parking lot, Adam finds himself placed in an impromptu […]

TIFF17: Midnight Madness Thoughts

There was a question going into the 2017 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival on how the popular Midnight Madness programme would fare after longtime programmer Colin Geddes stepped down to move on to other endeavors. However, Midnight Madness seems to be under very capable hands with new programmer Peter Kuplowsky and there are […]

TIFF16: Sadako vs. Kayako

The two icons of J-Horror clash in Sadako vs. Kayako. Yuri (Mizuki Yamamoto) and Natsumi (Aimi Satsukawa) are two university students, who purchase an old secondhand VCR to transfer some old home movies to DVD. However, inside they find a strange tape, which they soon realize is the cursed video tape mentioned to them by their […]

Review: Blair Witch

A group of friends enter the Black Hills Forest to find answers to the disappearances that happened two decades earlier in Blair Witch. As part of her school documentary project, Lisa (Callie Hernandez) is filming the attempt of James (James Allen McCune) to find answers about his sister Heather, who disappeared in the Black Hills […]

TIFF16: Dog Eat Dog

Three ex-cons get together for one last job in Dog Eat Dog. Troy (Nicolas Cage) has just gotten out of prison and is reunited with his crew of Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook). Looking for one big score to retire on, Troy accepts a job from El Grecco (Paul Schrader), which involves kidnapping a […]