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Passable and slight for the most part, the romantic dramedy Gemma Bovery boasts one of the worst endings to a decent story in film history.
This week brings looks at some leftover spooks, 'splosions, and some romance as we transition from Halloween in to the deeper recesses of fall. We look at Roland Emmerich's latest blockbuster White House Down, John Carpenter's underrated In the Mouth of Madness, James's Wan's surprise megahit The Conjuring, Richard Linklater's trilogy capping Before Midnight, and Neil Jordan's unjustly slept-on Byzantium.
The tepid potboiler Runner Runner is so dull and hopelessly cliched the only reaction one can really give it is a raised eyebrow and a facial expression that says "Really? That's it?"
The bar might not be set particularly very high, but Byzantium is easily one of the high points of the recent vampire pop culture onslaught. It might be a little too stately, dreary, and thoughtful to become a new genre classic, but at least the film proves there’s still room for invention in one of the oldest monster myths.
It's pat and cheesy crowd-pleasing stuff, but thanks to a spectacular cast anchored by one of Terence Stamp's best performances, Unfinished Song earns its tearjerker status.
We talk to Unfinished Song director Paul Andrew Williams about making the jump from hardcore British thrillers to crowd pleasers about old people singing, working with Terence Stamp, and finding just the right music for the right occasion (which sometimes happens to be Motorhead).
Our head film critic disliked Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters so much it drove him to have a crisis of faith/near mental breakdown from how tone deaf, unfunny, and laboured the whole affair was.
For our final round-up of TIFF 2012 reviews we take a look at some great stuff yet to come and some films we're doubling back on with reviews for The Paperboy, Song for Marion, Frances Ha, Room 237, The ABCs of Death, Ghost Graduation, The We and the I, Imogene, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, Outrage Beyond, Come Out and Play, The Lesser Blessed, and The Bay.
Following a much earned day off from posting that saw us watching even more movies and preparing more interviews, we return with part 8 of our TIFF 2012 coverage with looks at The Lords of Salem, Zaytoun, Reality, Passion, Byzantium, The Act of Killing, The Suicide Shop, and Hellbenders.
People about to watch Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will have two reasons to walk into the theatre with trepidation. Some may ask why the titular Prince doesn’t look very Persian; those who have played the Prince of Persia video games will wonder whether this is another disastrous game-to-film adaptation that will discredit […]