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Interview: Chan-wook Park

Dork Shelf talked to famed Korean director Chan-Wook Park (Oldboy) about where his desire to tell such dark stories springs from, why he selected Stoker for his North American debut, the casting process, his identifying with the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and his study of film criticism and philosophy.

Stoker Review

If Hitchcock was still alive he very well could have made Stoker, but with corpse reanimation still just a beautiful dream, Chan-wook Park fills the portly silhouette nicely. That’s high praise indeed and thankfully both the man and the film deserve it.

CONTEST: See STOKER in TORONTO!

Enter for a chance to win one of five pairs of passes to see an advance screening of Stoker in Toronto on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Fox Searchlight.

The Paperboy Review

Fleetingly campy and sleazy at the opening and closing, The Paperboy is ultimately too boring during the middle hour of the film to leave any sort of lasting impression outside of the film's most bizarre moments.

Interview: Zac Efron & David Oyelowo

We talk to the dreamy Zac Efron and British actor David Oyelowo about their latest film, the controversial The Paperboy, working with director Lee Daniels, acting period appropriate for the 1960s, and the whole "getting peed on thing" that everyone has been talking about.

TIFF 2012 Reviews; Part 9

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.

Hemingway and Gellhorn Review

Cynically designed and crafted to win a boatload of Emmy’s and Golden Globe awards, Hemingway and Gellhorn has been engineered to seem edgy and transgressive enough to be interesting and as bland and hokey as possible to appeal to the out of touch geezers who vote for these awards in the first place.