TAD2008: Let the Right One In

It's almost redundant to write a review of Let the Right One In at this point. You should all know by now that we are unanimously in love with this film. Tonight's screening at Toronto After Dark marked the... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: Murder Party review

[Ah, my final submission from Toronto After Dark. Having had to work full time all week, take in two films per night and somehow miraculously pulled off a scheduling coup and gotten Saturday off to catch up on sleep and... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: Simon Says review

Five college friends choose to spend their vacation debauching at the riverside in gold prospecting country. They hear about the local folklore, of the crazy killer who kills one victim for every year he is alive, and how there is... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: Alone review

Pim, a young Thai woman, returns to home from Korea after her mother is hospitalized. Soon after her arrival she is plagued by visions of her sister Ploy, a conjoined twin who didn’t survive the surgery to separate the pair,... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: Wolfhound review

[I've had to catch up today with a lot of TAD follow up. You'll forgive me if I steal Todd's movie description from the TAD site] The sole survivor of the Gray Dog clan, the warrior Wolfhound lives for revenge.... More »
  

TAD: NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE (Akumu Tantei) Review

Japanese cult filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto has both a reputation and a resume well past the point of having to prove anything to anyone of his bona fide auteur status. His latest film, Nightmare Detective seems to have attached to it... More »
  

TAD: MULBERRY STREET Review

"And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street." I have no idea whether writer Nick Damici and director Jim Mickle are fans of Theodore Geisel. Besides sharing the... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: Poultrygeist Night of the Chicken Dead

Fast food carnage ensues when tainted chicken turns patrons of the American Chicken Bunker into blood-thirsty chicken zombies. More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: Automaton Transfusion review

Three friends begin the relentless journey home when they discover zombie hordes are decimating the population. More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: Blood Car review

In the near future, gas prices are at an astronomical high. One man is determined to find an alternate fuel source. That alternate fuel source turns out to be blood. Human Blood! More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: In the Name of the King review

Germany's most notorious film director is at it again with his envisioning of the popular Dungeon Siege video game franchise. More »
  

TAD: AUDIENCE OF ONE Review

[Audience of One screens Sunday, October 21st as part of the Toronto After Dark festival.] Is San Francisco pastor Richard Gazowsky delusional, a compulsive liar or merely staggeringly naive? Frankly, the chances of anyone being able to answer that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

RETRIBUTION (Sakebi 叫) Review

Perhaps in this day and age of blog and forum discussion, the word Auteur is thrown around a little too lightly. Nevertheless, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s work of the 1990s and early 2000s has lifted the prolific filmmaker into auteur territory... More »
  

Funky Forest: The First Contact Review

Setting out to review Funky Forest: The First Contact (AKA Nice No Mori, AKA Naisu No Mori) in any sort of detail is setting yourself an impossible task. How to describe the indescribable? How to summarize and categorize a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon – Review

One of the chief pleasures of watching genre films is to encounter the entry into a particular genre which upholds the rules and yet still manages to find transcendence. The success of folks like Quentin Tarantino, John Frankenheimer, Joss... More »
  

Mad Cowgirl Review

Thinking about trying to write a synopsis of Mad Cowgirl makes your head hurt just a bit. It is a messy fusion of revenge thriller, exploitation gore-fest, kung-fu nostalgia love-in and a document to the anxiety born out of... More »
  

Toronto After Dark Diary Day 3: Tokyo Zombie, Funky Forest

[Funky Forest is currently available for pre-order on English subtitled DVD here.] A much needed get together with an old friend took place a little too early in the morning on day four of TAD. This is relevant to... More »
  

Toronto After Dark Diary: Day 4 - Tokyo Zombie and Funky Forest: The First Contact

[Funky Forest is now available for pre-order on English subtitled DVD here.] Moving into the week we’ve been given a bit of a reprieve from the daunting task of taking in four films, one after the other. With only... More »
  

Toronto After Dark Diary: Day 3 Vengeance, Re-cycle and Mad Cowgirl

Did I really see another three movies yesterday? It would have been four had I stayed for Night of the Living Dorks but since I had seen it last year at CIFF I opted for a decent meal and... More »
  

Toronto After Dark Diary Day 2: Frostbite, Shinobi, Retribution, Beach Party at the Threshold of He

Four films in one day is a busy day for any writer, critic, or journalist. It is with a grateful heart that I report my audience vote for the day started with a 3 (out of 5) a four... More »
  
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