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Interview: Jeff Baena

Talking with Life After Beth writer and director Jeff Baena about crafting a grounded romantic comedy with zombies and empathy.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Whatever you thought of Marc Webb’s previous outing in the rebooting of the Spider-man Marvel Comics franchise is precisely what you’ll think of The Amazing Spider-man 2 with very little deviation.

Devil’s Knot Review

Atom Egoyan’s dramatized take on the events surrounding the West Memphis Three murder case and trial, Devil’s Knot, is a tad too redundant and tasteful for its own good.

Kill Your Darlings Review

Despite sometimes gimmicky style and an underlying tendency to dumb itself down in hopes of courting younger viewers, Kill Your Darlings succeeds by daring to actually humanize some of literature's most previously thought untouchable icons.

Interview: John Krokidas

Dork Shelf talks to Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas about humbling your idols, the Beat Generation, youthful ambitions, working with Daniel Radcliffe, and wondering aloud about Glen Danzig’s past

Metallica: Through the Never Review

The IMAX 3D experience Metallica: Through the Never won’t win over anyone who hasn’t already been tickled by the band, but for those who enjoy metal at its heaviest and don’t mind seeing their rock gods with grey chest hair and receding hairlines, it is one hell of a night in the theater and the best way to make your eardrums ring without mortgaging your house to Ticketmaster.

TIFF 2013: Kill Your Darlings Review

Kill Your Darlings Gala Director: John Krokidas Kill Your Darlings is the latest in a recent line of films about the poetic and enigmatic beat generation. Films like like Howl and On the Road portrayed their subjects (Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg et all) like gods, Krokidas’ film focuses on one of the generation’s lowest moments, making […]

TIFF 2013: Metallica: Through the Never Review

Metallica: Through The Never SPECIAL EVENT Director: Nimrod Antal Trip (Dane DeHaan) is a young roadie living the dream: working on the road with Metallica.  During a show he gets summoned to head out on an urgent mission for the band.  What at first seems like a simple errand ends up being a trippy and […]

The Place Beyond the Pines Review

From moment to moment, The Place Beyond the Pines is a strong piece of work comprised of terse dialogue, pain-eyed performances, sudden bursts of violence, and heavy thematic resonance. Unfortunately, it never quite holds together to deliver anything as profound as the somberly existential tone seems to promise.

Interview: Derek Cianfrance

We sit down with The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance about how his own experiences honed the film’s takes on father/son relationships and the concept of heroism, his influences, his working relationship with Ryan Gosling, and the different set of challenges between this film and Blue Valentine. We also talk briefly to Dane DeHaan (as much as we can without spoiling the film) about his character and his approach to such an unconventional and sprawling story.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 5

Since we don't get days off on weeks like this, here's part five of our TIFF 2012 coverage with looks at The Place Beyond the Pines, Seven Psychopaths, Hotel Transylvania, A Royal Affair, Thermae Romae, Smashed, Rebelle, and Laurence Anyways.