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  1. TIFF Review: [REC]4: Apocalypse

    It is our belief that about ten years removed from the end of the franchise that the [REC] films will be considered horror classics that delivered from first entry until last. The first [REC] was released in 2007 and followed a television reporter and a cameraman as they accompanied emergency workers who were called to an apartment complex where a terrifying outbreak had been reported. Produced and shot in Spain, the film was interesting enough for Hollywood studios to remake the film with Jennifer ...
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  2. TIFF Review: Big Game (2014)


    Sometimes when I screen a film for the first time I see something either so spectacular or so atrociously awful that I am reaffirmed as to why I write reviews in the first place. For an exceptional piece of filmmaking, my goal would be to express my opinions in hopes of expanding attention to the release. If the film is downright terrible, my self-assigned task is to sound the alarms, to man the lighthouse, to grab the microphone and warn anyone who cares what I prescribe to stay ...
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  3. TIFF Review: Tusk (2014)


    Kevin Smith is one of the most fascinating men working over multiple platforms today. Whether its movies, podcasts or television, Smith continues to bring his geeky playfulness to mainstream audiences that lap it up like Pavlovian experiments.

    If you have every listened to any of Smithís SModcasts you will learn quickly that Smith is open to talking about anything from politics to masturbating into a beer can. Whatever comes to Smithís creative mind is fair game ...
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  4. TIFF Review: It Follows (2014)


    Unique. That is the word that first comes to mind after a screening of David Robert Mitchellís It Follows which has now shown twice to accepting audiences at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

    It Follows is the story about a sexually transmitted haunting. Let me repeat that sentence so that in sinks in a little bit. It Follows is the story about a sexually transmitted haunting. The haunting is all too real for teenager Jay (Maika Monroe). After a ...
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  5. TIFF Review: The World of Kanato (2014)



    Akio Fukamachiís novel, Hateshinaki Kawaki became a bestseller in 2004. It was said to be too bold, too lurid, too gaudy ever to be made into a feature film. Tetsuya Nakashima has proven them wrong.

    The World of Kanako stars KŰji Yakusho (The Eel, Cure, Babel) as Akikazu, a former police officer whose life has gone to shit. After catching his wife cheating on him Akikazuís life has fallen apart. Separated from his wife and daughter and living in squalor as he ...
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