Kuf Review

The tense, yet down to earth Turkish film Küf (which screens Wednesday night at 9:00pm at Double Double Land in Toronto as part of MDFF’s ongoing independent cinema screening series) is like three different films in one.

Ape Review

There’s something uniquely unsettling about Joel Potrykus’ anti-comedy Ape. It’s almost as if a Daniel Clowes novel wasn’t so much adapted as it simply fought its way off the page.

Hail Review

Hail is a purposefully uneasy and gorgeous looking and sounding story of one man trying to adjust to life outside of prison. It’s as emotionally charged and lyrical as a love poem and as raw as the coldest of winter evenings. It's one of the best Australian films of the new century and it's playing in Toronto for one night only.

My Blue-Eyed Kid Review

Screening for free tonight at Double Double Land in Toronto - courtesy of MDFF filmmakers Kazik Radwanski and Dan Montgomery - the French coming of age drama My Blue-Eyed Kid takes a thoughtful and nuanced look at youthful obsessions and the fall out from divorce. Also, a few words about the Canadian mid-range feature Fogo and the short Stray, both of which take place in the Maritimes and play as part of the evening's programming.

Tower Review

Toronto director Kazik Radwanski's Tower is a distancing look at personal neuroses and crushed dreams told almost through the lens of a cinematic dissassociative disorder, and it's every bit as electrifying and quietly unsettling as it sounds.


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TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 3

With opening day of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival now upon us, Dork Shelf's coverage rolls on with looks at Stories We Tell, On the Road, The Hunt, Peddlers, Tower, Lore, 90 Minutes, and Blackbird.