TIFF Review: CHOCOLATE

A word of advice: try and approach Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew’s Chocolate - his new martial arts film starring female lead “Jeeja” Vismistananda – as pure spectacle. On that level it is truly astounding. Go in expecting significant... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FANTASIA: DARK FLOORS Review

Yes, the fear is here. Dark Floors - the Finnish horror film conceived and created as a starring vehicle for Finnish metal act Lordi - just hit screens in its native country and is making its market debut here... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FANTASIA: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Review

Tomas Alfredson’s Let The Right One In is a film difficult to summarize not because of its content but because of the way Alfredson handles that content. The story of a vampire befriending a twelve year old boy, a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FANTASIA: JACK BROOKS MONSTER SLAYER Review

Being a plumber just got a whole lot more violent. Jack Brooks has got an anger problem, and why not? His girlfriend's a nag, he's stuck taking night classes, his van's barely running, and there's also the little matter... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review Of Yoji Yamada's KABEI (OUR MOTHER)

**Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad guest-reviews Yoji Yamada's Kabei, which she caught at the 58th Berlinale this year. She was there as a jury member for the Generations section, the category in which her Mukhsin won two prizes last year. Yasmin... More »
  

EFM: FIGHTER Review

With global martial arts fans all worked into a lather over Prachya Pinkaew’s upcoming female starring fight flick Chocolate very little attention has been paid to other parts of the world. Case in point: Natasha Arthy’s Danish kung fu... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EFM: LA SENAL Review

Argentina's Ricardo Darin was born to do noir. Battered and weathered he has that classic look about him, the look of a man who would rather do than speak, the look of a man who conceals unseen depths just... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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