TIFF12: My Thoughts on John Dies at the End

To say that John Dies at the End is a weird film would be a bit of an understatement.  The film focuses on a man named David Wong (Chase Williamson), who sits in a restaurant and tells his story to a journalist named Arnie (Paul Giamatti).  It’s a hard movie to describe, but in essence, Dave and […]

TIFF12: My Thoughts on Dredd 3D

Back in 1995, there was an adaptation of the Judge Dredd comics that starred Sylvester Stallone and audiences generally frowned upon Stallone’s interpretation of the character, namely in the way he quickly got rid of Dredd’s trademark helmet.  Well, it’s 17 years later and a new reboot has surfaced, which was reportedly supposed to be closer to […]

Discussion: Premium Priced Midnight Tickets for Seven Psychopaths at TIFF12

I thought I would use a minor controversy today to kick off a new recurring post for this blog, which encourages discussion amongst readers. So the official TIFF12 schedule was released today and something really stood out: One of the ten Midnight Madness films, Martin McDonagh’s highly anticipated film Seven Psychopaths, was designated a premium screening. […]

TIFF12: Midnight Madness Highlights

Since I first started seeing Midnight Madness films at TIFF in 2006, I’ve been progressively increasing the number of films I see from that programme.  Last year, I saw four Midnight Madness films, two of which were actual midnight screening.  I’m aiming to increase that number and that shouldn’t be hard based on the quality […]

TIFF11: Midnight Madness Thoughts

Midnight Madness is probably one of my favourite programmes at the Toronto Film Festival, since it caters to my love of genre films.  This year’s selection was just announced today and it’s notable in how 9 out of 10 of the films are world premieres.  Like always, the selection is dominated by the horror genre, […]

TIFF10: My Thoughts on Let Me In and The Ward

Let Me In Q&A with Matt Reeves and Kodi Smit-McPhee I saw my first two films of the festival last night with the back-to-back horror films of Let Me In and John Carpenter’s The Ward. Let Me In As you may know this is the North American remake of the 2008 Swedish vampire film Let […]

TIFF10: Midnight Madness Thoughts

I have always been a huge fan of genre films.  As such, Midnight Madness can be considered one of my favourite programmes at TIFF.  I have seen at least one MM film at TIFF every year since 2006 and this year I am even considering braving an actual midnight screening. Here is a rundown of […]

TIFF09: Early Thoughts

Well my favourite and most busy time of the year is upon us again with buzz beginning for the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. For the fourth year, I will be making my rounds as a volunteer. This year, I hope to become a captain, however I would be content with remaining a normal theatre […]

TIFF08: My Thoughts on The Wrestler, Adam Ressurected, and Eden Log

The final day of the film festival was entirely spent by me going to films and today definitely featured an interesting selection. First up is The Wrestler. I am a big of professional wrestling and I was looking forward to seeing this film. Before seeing the film I thought this film seemed like “Rocky with […]

TIFF08: My Thoughts on Midnight Madness 08

The Midnight Madness programme has always been one of the most popular programmes of the Toronto International Film festival. In a festival full of art films, Midnight Madness is all about the genre films. Some notable films to be featured at Midnight Madness in the past include Cabin Fever, Saw, and Hostel. This year’s selection […]