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  1. TIFF Update: Films are so-so, Whiplash was fantastic, actors are tiny

    The Toronto International Film Festival is almost at the half way mark and for us, the results have been a mixed bag. The weather has been terrific and the volunteers seem more educated and equipped to crowd manage this year. All good things in city that bustles with stars and VIP’s while showcasing oer 350 films from around the world.

    Our selection of films could have been better though. The Drop and The Keeping Room both disappointed. Neither film was able to reach the dramatic ...
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  2. TIFF Review: The Keeping Room


    The setting is the South Carolina in the final days of the American Civil War. Three southern women (Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Muna Otaru) learn to survive by farming, hunting and other daily chores they are thrust to complete due to the absence of men who are off fighting. Their farm is isolated, so help is not readily available. They must struggle and work to survive.

    Their tedious and repetitive days are brought into turmoil when two Yankee scouts ...
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  3. Review: The Drop (2014)


    It’s hard to believe that it has been over a year since we lost actor James Gandolfini. The head of the Soprano’s family on the hit HBO series, Gandolfini was beginning to show his range away from his New Jersey mafia persona with critically acclaimed films such as Enough Said and Zero Dark Thirty.

    In death (Gandolfini died of a heart attack on June 19, 2013), his presence is as strong as ever and is showcased in the new drama/thriller, The Drop which gets its World ...
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  4. DVD Review: Silent Retreat


    Janey (Chelsea Jenish) is a trouble child. And for her efforts, or lack thereof, is sent off to a remote retreat for nonconformist girls under the guidance of a doctor (Robert Nolan) whose methods are ….a bit radical. The Doctor, and his staff of male accomplices, uses hypnosis and other extreme techniques to get their subjects to comply with their rules that command their patients to be completely obedient through deafening silence. Failure to obey the directions beyond their ...
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  5. Review: The Hideout


    Let me set the stage – Killer Reviews consistently (or should I write ‘constantly’) gets requests to review low budget horror films on a daily basis. And if we were to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help us god, we generally cringe if we have not heard of the production prior to the request or have any familiarity with any of the production cast or crew. Why? Well, the answer to that is simple, 99% of the films we are asked to review are garbage/trash/unworthy ...
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