Yup, another Vampire flick. But this one is different – it’s smart, witty, gory, supremely well shot and produced. It has an epic feel, has noir overtones, and some fabulous performances by the likes of Willem Dafoe, Sam Neil and Ethan Hawke. It’s a world where humans are farmed for blood, but the source is […]

Under the Mountain

Last at TIFF for Midnight Madness fun “Black Sheep”, director Jonathan King has crafted a well made, post-Harry Potter teen flick with enough spooky mood and moments to keep even the most jaded genre fan happy. Improbably, the fate of the world rests in the hands of a pair of adolescent, precocious teens in Wellington, […]

The Ape

A man wakes up in a pool of blood. Quickly realizing that it’s not his own, he washes up, stumbling out the door to his job as a driver’s instructor. This opening speaks volumes of this work – little details are provided from the outset, but as the story unfolds, we are given glimpses of […]

The Informant!

Soderbergh has crafted a period piece of the weirdest kind, meshing early 90s fashion with a sublime throwback soundtrack by Marvin Hamlisch. It’s surely no coincidence that the music echose the soundtrack for the “Sting”, a film where the plans of the con are meticulously presented, each obfuscation a careful build upon the one before. […]

The Hole

Joe Dante is back, this time with another teen fright fest. Goonies fans, beware! A big selling point of this film has been its 3D projection – let me state firmly that the 3D does nothing to add to this film, as it’s used as little more than a gimmick (look, I’m throwing a ball […]