Midnight Madness

TIFF 2014: Tokyo Tribe Review

Tokyo Tribe Midnight Madness There are some cinematic auteurs out there that push boundaries in ways that you can’t even imagine.  Tokyo Tribe is, that it almost works but it over stays its welcome and and just goes on too long with its self-centred lunacy. It’s Tokyo in an alternate future, a city that is […]

TIFF 2014: The Editor Review

The Editor Midnight Madness A loving homage to lesser, shoddier made giallo films of the 70s and 80s, The Editor finds its greatest strength in pulling together a lot of small details together that film nerds will love, but that others might not find as amusing. Once one of the world’s greatest film editors, Rey […]

TIFF 2014: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Review

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Midnight Madness Genre buffs need no explanation as to what Cannon Films is. The biggest action, horror, skin, and exploitation outlet from the 70s through the early 90s has become synonymous with some of the strangest, goofiest, most exciting, action packed, and sometimes strangely artful films […]

TIFF 2014: Tusk Review

Tusk Midnight Madness A melding of Kevin Smith’s comedic sensibilities with the dark weirdness that permeated his last effort, Red State, Tusk might be the oft hockey jersey clad auteur’s most ambitious and thoughtful project yet. It’s not without its flaws, but Smith has clearly reached the “I just don’t give a fuck” portion of […]

TIFF 2014: What We Do in the Shadows Review

What We Do In The Shadows Midnight Madness It’s been a while since Christopher Guest made one of his patented mockumentaries about fringe figures fumbling through fringe culture, so there’s plenty of room for someone to fill the gap. Given that Guest and his gang never would have possibly gotten around to pointing their lens […]

TIFF 2014: It Follows Review

It Follows Midnight Madness A suitably atmospheric, but direly serious teen thriller, It Follows takes a somewhat goofy premise and cranks it to eleven but never manages to follow through on a lot of promise at the outset. After making love to her new boyfriend for the first time, nineteen year old Jay (Maika Monroe, […]