Review: The Dirties

Director: Matthew Johnson Writers: Matthew Johnson, Josh Boles, Matthew Miller, and Evan Morgan Producers: Matthew Johnson, Matthew Miller, Evan Morgan, and Jared Raab Starring: Matthew Johnson and Owen Williams Running time: 80 min The Dirties is one of the most insightful films on bullying in years. Effortlessly acted and directed by newcomer Matthew Johnson,...

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Toronto After Dark Full Line Up Announced

This will be my fourth year attending Toronto After Dark Film Festival. TADFF is where I broke my proverbial festival cherry and it holds a really special place in my heart. The organizers are an amazing bunch of guys and gals who put on a top notch party, TADFF is the birth place for Row Three, all the coolest movie bloggers and fans in Toronto seem to...

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Toronto After Dark In Summary

    The thrills and spills of Toronto After Dark are over, and there has been a mountain of coverage here at row three, both of the films, and, controversially, how the festival fits into the Toronto Festival Scene. This was TADFFs most successful year in terms of attendance, growth and certainly internet media coverage and this handsomely produced...

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Toronto After Dark 2011: The Innkeepers Review

    There is a scene, perhaps midway through Ti West’s most recent film of spooky interiors and patient tracking-shots, where an underpaid employee struggles to get a bag of garbage in to the rear alley bin. It is as good of a touchstone for what he has been managed thus far with his career, going against the grain of mainstream horror trends...

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Review: Død snø

Director: Tommy Wirkola Writers: Stig Frode Henriksen, Tommy Wirkola Producers: Terje Stroemstad, Tomas Evjen Starring: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Charlotte Frogner, Lasse Valdal, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jeppe Laursen, Jenny Skavlan MPAA Rating: R Running time: 91 min.   The market is becoming overly saturated with zombie movies. As much as I love the...

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Toronto After Dark ’09: Festival Winners Announced

The 2009 edition of Toronto After Dark came to a close a week today, yet lingering thoughts of some of the best films still rattle around in my head. My personal favourites were Black (Row Three Review), Strigoi (Row Three Review), Grace (Row Three Review), Rough Cut (My Review at Twitch) and of course, Black Dynamite (Row Three Review), but there were very few...

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“Live Evil” Gets Release Date and a Free Screeing in Vegas

For those that missed Toronto After Dark and all the goodness it had to offer, I may have found something for you to take the bite from your pain; maybe not the same thing, but possibly the next best thing. For those of us who love our little indie horror flicks – specifically Vampires – director Jay Woelfel put together this little tale of survival...

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Toronto After Dark: GRACE

Let us put the cards down on the table, shall we? Most horror movies these days aim to titillate, not actually scare. When you are cheering for the victims (or the slasher) to be splattered or carved on screen, this is lynch-mob entertainment or vicarious wish-fulfilment. An honest to goodness horror movie, in the humble opinion of this writer, should burrow at...

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Toronto After Dark: THE CHILDREN

“You brought them into this world. Now … They will take you out” is the, frankly, pretty awesome marketing hook on the British juvenile-slasher film The Children. I choose my words carefully because the film is on the whole rather immature; being more giddy for set-piece kills over storytelling and characterization. I am quite amazed how it is earned a...

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Toronto After Dark: STRIGOI

With all the contortions and mutations that the vampire movie has taken in the past 75 (heck, the past 2) years, it is quite refreshing to see that there remains interesting potential in the genre. Take for instance, Fay Jackson‘s debut feature, Strigoi, which trumps Bram Stoker in going rigorously back to the roots of the mythology in Romanian folklore, pulls...

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