Ti West

Home Entertainment Review: The Sacrament

Ti West is one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the horror genre today, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that his latest feature abandons his greatest gifts as a director for found footage schtick.

The Sacrament Review

Indie horror darling Ti West branches out somewhat with The Sacrament, a fictionalized Vice Magazine styled fount footage retelling of The Jonestown Massacre, and for the most part it works wonderfully.

TIFF 2013: The Sacrament Review

The Sacrament Vanguard Director: Ti West Strangely the most commercial and smartest and thoughtful film yet from Ti West (House of the Devil, The Inkeepers), The Sacrament terrifies simply by feeling as realistically as possible. A Vice magazine reporter and his cameraman (AJ Bowen and Joe Swanberg, respectively) follow a photographer (Kentucker Audley) to document […]

Drinking Buddies Review

Although perhaps a little bit more commercially minded than his cheaply produced, almost verite, largely improvised mumblecore dramas, Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies takes the same unforced and loose approach as the writer/director/editor/actor’s other creative endeavours and crafts a gentle, sweetly realized look at love and friendship.

You’re Next Review

Much like Scream did almost 20 years ago now, You’re Next resurrects the oft derided slasher genre with demented, witty, and terrifying glee.

This Week in DVD: 12/11/12

Nothing but horror for the holidays in this week's DVD column with looks at the anthology horror V/H/S, the remake Silent Night, the ridiculous concept of having a zombie Osama Bin Laden, and the truly depressing horror faced by some teens in American schools: underfunding.

V/H/S Review

Going 4 for 5, the found footage anthology of horror V/H/S delivers a solid bunch of shorts from budding horror stars and microbudget filmmakers working outside of their comfort zones.

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.

This Week in DVD: 5/1/12

Following an extremely slow DVD release week last week, this week's columnists Andrew Parker and Zack Kotzer take on a marginally less slow week with looks at Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, Ti West's The Innkeepers, and the unnecessary sequel/reimagining The Wicker Tree.

The Innkeepers Review

As his first film since The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers is horror director Ti West’s opportunity to show a winning streak, or at least an uncanny corridor. It also happens to be a chance for star Sara Paxton, often cast as that pretty blonde in really forgettable roles, to earn a new start, not unlike West himself.

TADFF 2011: The Innkeepers Review

As his first film since The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers is horror director Ti West’s opportunity to show a winning streak, or at least an uncanny corridor. It also happens to be a chance for star Sara Paxton, often cast as that pretty blonde in really forgettable roles, to earn a new start, not unlike West himself.

Toronto After Dark 2011 Top Picks

The sixth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival kicked off last night at the Toronto Underground Cinema with not one, but two screenings of the horror-wrestling film Monster Brawl. Toronto After Dark showcases some of the best and most off-beat genre cinema from around the world - from horror and sci-fi, to action, cult and everything in between. Here are a few noteworthy titles playing this year that we think are worth checking out.