TIFF 2014 Review: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

TIFF 2014 Review: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

There’s nothing else in cinema like a Roy Andersson film.

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TIFF 2014 Review: Whiplash

TIFF 2014 Review: Whiplash

The drums drive the film forward with a distinct pulse and seem to be the perfect vehicle to represent the insistent drive for perfection that consumes these characters.

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TIFF 2014 Review: Nightcrawler

TIFF 2014 Review: Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler is a perfectly formed entity – hitting every right note during its character building and action set pieces, it’s one of the best films of the year.

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Blindspotting: Ride The High Country and Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid

Blindspotting: Ride The High Country and Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid

Though they do it in very different ways, two of Sam Peckinpah other Westerns (Ride The High Country and Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid) provide much stronger and more interesting characters than his oft-hailed The Wild Bunch.

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Blindspotting: The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin and Five Deadly Venoms

Blindspotting: The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin and Five Deadly Venoms

When I think of Kung Fu, I think of desaturated videotape stock, people being cut out of the frame and halting English dubbed in an attempt to match the characters’ mouths. Oh, and enough whooshing and whacking sounds to make a foley artist break into a sweat.

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