TIFF 2014 Review: Leviathan

TIFF 2014 Review: Leviathan

A rundown fishing town on the coast of the Arctic Ocean is the rugged edge-of-the-world stage for Andrey Zvyagintsev’s complex, but quite accessible, allegory of modern Russia.

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TIFF 2014 Review: The Duke Of Burgundy

TIFF 2014 Review:  The Duke Of Burgundy

The director of Berberian Sound Studio is back with a Sex and Lepidoptera comedy.

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TIFF 2014 Review: The World of Kanako

TIFF 2014 Review:  The World of Kanako

The first two minutes of Tetsuya Nakashima’s violent and unrelenting assault on the senses are a litmus test on whether one should proceed. A frenetic orgy of editing non-sequitors, both assaulting and attention grabbing, occurs right before slamming into a stylized split-screen opening credits sequence right out of 1960s Nikkatsu cop movies but painted over with expletives and animated blood spatters.

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Trailer: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch

Trailer:  A Pigeon Sat On A Branch

A new film from Roy Andersson is a cause of celebration for those who love his dry, precise visual wit that articulates a sense of humour which mocks and cherishes human despair.

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Trailer: ABCs of Death 2

Trailer:  ABCs of Death 2

6 Horror new shorts in the ABCs of Death follow-up, and one of them stars Kurt’s son.

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Pinkband Trailer: Wetlands

Pinkband Trailer:  Wetlands

The very graphic trailer for Wetlands, a German comedy about a girl discovering her body and experimenting with extreme personal hygiene which is also a romantic and family drama.

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Trailer: Leviathan

Trailer:  Leviathan

Vndrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, Elena) makes beautiful, stark, bluntly visualized films of uncommon sophistication and emotion. His latest looks fantastic.

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Trailer: Autómata

Trailer:  Autómata

Euro-Robot science fiction flick, Autómata gets a trailer. With Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott and Robert Forster

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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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Mamoru Oshii and The Sky Crawlers

Mamoru Oshii and The Sky Crawlers

Iconic master of animation, Mamoru Oshii discusses his 2008 existential science fiction movie about the lives of clones, and war for entertainment. This is coupled with Kurt’s original review of the film.

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