Pixar's criminally under-appreciated Coco gets a second life in one of the most dazzling, feature-packed Blu-rays Disney has ever released.
Salt and Fire TIFF 2016 review.
This Canadian/ Brazilian coproduction is an ambitious and clever Kaufmanesque comedy with plenty of talent behind it. For a mixed media meta good time, go see Zoom.
Desierto TIFF 2015 review
With his directorial debut Rosewater, Jon Stewart shows great promise as a storyteller, but needs practice as a director.
Rosewater Special Presentations As a first time feature director, television personality Jon Stewart still has a bit to learn. As a writer, however, he has constructed a taut and thoughtful drama based on the true story of imprisoned British journalist Maziar Bahari. Bahari (played here in an understated and dignified turn from Gael Garcia Bernal) […]
Alfonso Cuaron was a master craftsman from the second he was allowed to make movies, but it was only after Y Tu Mama Tambien that he became filmmaker who used his style to serve substance.
The Oscar nominated Chilean historical and political drama No is a riveting, at times darkly funny, and unpredictable piece of work from director Pablo Larrain.
We take a look at the Toronto edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival (kicking off this Tuesday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox) and a trio of the films showing: Academy Award nominee No, Camp 14: Total Control Zone, and The Act of Killing.
This week at the video store, we check out the timely comedy of The Campaign, the out of time Oliver Stone thriller Savages, the zombie apocalypse of [REC]3: Genesis, the romantic dramedy stylings of A Little Bit of Heaven and Ruby Sparks, and the goings on in the world of Mad Men.
It might be a day late, but check out our rundown of some of this week's biggest DVD and Blu-ray releases as Andrew Parker looks at Keyhole, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Extraterrestrial, while Phil Brown looks at a holdover from last week with Casa de mi Padre.
Buenas noches, Toronto! We've got ten double passes to the new Will Ferrell comedy Casa de mi Padre! In this insane sendup of low-budget Mexican cinema, the Alvarez brothers, led by Armando (Will Ferrell), attempt to save their father's ranch from one Mexico's most feared drug lords (Gael Garcia Bernal). Details on how to win inside.
This Friday, Will Ferrell returns with another cinematic entry of his patented brand of wacko-surrealist comedy. However, this time it’s a little different. Specifically, the movie, Casa De Mi Padre, is entirely in Spanish and subtitled. Dork Shelf got a chance to chat with Casa De Mi Padre’s writer Andrew Steele and director Matt Piedmont to discuss the origins of their completely insane (in the best possible sense) new movie.