Mamo #371: Unexpected Pregnancies at TIFF 2014

Mamo #371: Unexpected Pregnancies at TIFF 2014

It’s film festival time! As Matt & Matt prepare to step into their complex plans for the Toronto International Film Festival 2014, it’s time to have a quick look through the book and talk about the programs and films that are getting it done this year. Madness! Vanguard! Docs! Masters! It’s all here!

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Trailer: Alleluia

Trailer: Alleluia

Fabrice Du Welz’s remake of THE HONEYMOONERS gets a very french, very graphic trailer.

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Friday One Sheet: The Editor

Friday One Sheet:  The Editor

Astron six looks to out-do Berberian Sound Studio in another neo-Giallo, albeit with their kind of crazy-fun mentality. The new poster is really great.

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Trailer: The Guest

Trailer:  The Guest

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence. Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett are back with their follow up to You’re Next.

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Fantasia Review: The Hundred Year Old Man Who…

Fantasia Review:  The Hundred Year Old Man Who…

This expensive Swedish take on Forrest Gump is a smarter, wittier and the main character, instead of being gentle and dim, is a ne’er-do-well with taste for vodka and explosives.

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Fantasia Review: Time Lapse

Fantasia Review:  Time Lapse

This expensively mounted Swedish black comedy offers a smart, witty version of Forrest Gump’s successful bumbling through the 20th century. Imagine if instead of Gump being dim he was instead a booze sipping ne’er-do-well with a taste for blowing things up.

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Fantasia Review: The Harvest

Fantasia Review:  The Harvest

John McNaughton’s first feature film in 13 years, is the People Under The Stairs remake that nobody waited for, but is an excellent showcase of Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, two effective child actors, and one hell of a fable of bad parenting.

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Fantasia Review: The One I Love

Fantasia Review:  The One I Love

This Kaufman-esque couples therapy movie starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss is mandatory viewing. I doubt I will see a more engaging comedy this year. It’s brainy as well.

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Fantasia Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

Fantasia Review:  Guardians Of The Galaxy

Footloose and fancy-schmancy, Guardians of the Galaxy delivers a loving spoof and homage to the space adventure with great gags, fancy facial tats and one hell of a “Awesome Mix Tape #1.” Get ready to Groot for these loveable assholes.

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Fantasia Review: The Search For Weng Weng

Fantasia Review:  The Search For Weng Weng

The documentary on 2 foot 9 Filipino action star, Weng Weng, is a fascinating exploration of the cinema of Manila in the 1970s and 1980s, from trash expert and scholar Andrew Leavold. The documentary also has a streak of empathy and melancholy.

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