I Used to Be Darker Review

Matthew Porterfield’s American indie drama I Used to Be Darker focuses intently enough on the effects of outside stress on a failing marriage, but far too much energy is being expended on the strain Porterfield is placing upon his own narrative.

The Highs and (not quite) Lows of Orson Welles

This week, the TIFF Bell Lightbox brings audiences a mini-retrospective of films from famed and controversial American auteur Orson Welles (including a never before seen in Canada early work) that shows the man was more than just Citizen Kane and his sad late career selling out.

Under the Skin Review

Few films since the late Stanley Kubrick have been able to approach the unnerving artistic depths that Jonathan Glazer reaches with his latest effort, Under the Skin.

TCAF Director Chris Butcher talks Comics vs. Games 3D

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival's co-founder talks about once again taking over the Toronto Reference Library this weekend, and its collaborative work with video games, Comics vs. Games, now entering its third year - and the third dimension.

Moms’ Night Out Review

It’s certainly not a high bar to clear, but the faith based comedy Moms’ Night Out is certainly better than it needs to be. That’s probably because the whole thing feels suspiciously like a somewhat promising, if a bit unoriginal and lacklustre secular idea that simply had some Jesus-y stuff crammed into it and any sense of true naughtiness removed from it.

Interview: Steven Knight

We talked with Locke writer and director Steven Knight about the casting of Tom Hardy, the claustrophobic nature of his film, our culture of always being in touch and how it pertains to loneliness, and about the film’s intricate, specific details.

Fed Up Review

The advocacy documentary Fed Up carries an important message of the dangers of sugar in our food supply (which is a very agreeable, scary, and vital message), but it sets apart its argument in one of the worst, most shamefully privileged ways possible making it a total disaster.

Neighbors Review

Nicholas Stoller’s Neighbors has all of the trappings of a crowd pleasing, bad taste classic in the making, but at least there’s no question that the filmmakers are laughing directly at their subjects rather than with them.