Trailer: Carrie redux

While Chloe Moretz and Julianne more lack the flat out ‘otherliness’ of Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, the Carrie remake (of Depalma’s 1976 classic) seems to be sticking true to the beats of the original tale while bringing us into the 21st century where cellphones and cyber bullying co-exist with psychical humiliation, and studio cinema has a...

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TIFF 09 Review: The Loved Ones

Director: Sean Byrne Producers: Michael Boughen, Mark Lazarus Starring: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Richard Wilson, Jessica McNamee MPAA Rating: R Running time: 84 min.   This, I’m told, is why the midnight madness program exists. You will be hard pressed in 2009 to find a more fun experience in the cinema than at a jazzed up crowd...

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Racism: Alive and Well

When I saw The Order of Myths earlier this year, I was surprised to find that such a public display of race division was still alive and accepted in the US. It’s not to say that I live in an ideal world where racism doesn’t exist but it’s usually a topic that hides behind closed doors, which people discuss in hushed whispers and (mostly) deny in public....

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