Set your clocks. In just under 24 hours, adventure documentary Storm Surfers 3D will have it's North American premiere in Toronto, and if early reports from cinema screenings around Australia are any judge, TIFF audiences are in for an epic... More »

TIFF 2012 Review: THE BITTER ASH is Pulled Out of Canadian Vault

[In light of its recent screening in the Cinematheque sidebar at TIFF, we pull out this review from our own archives as a part of a series on the cinema of underground/indie filmmaker Larry Kent:  the godfather of Indie Canadian... More »

UNDERGROUND Trailer Reveals Julian Assange As A Teenage Hacker

One of the unorthodox selections at the Toronto International Film Festival this year is Underground, as it's a made for TV movie that - if it wasn't for TIFF - would have had its world premiere on a major Australian commercial TV network... More »

The Apocalypse Comes Quietly In Belgium's THE FIFTH SEASON

Selected by both Venice and Toronto, Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodsworth's The Fifth Season presents a very quiet take on the apocalypse. One where the end comes simply because spring refuses to. TIFF describes the film like this:In a secluded... More »
By Todd Brown   

New Red Band SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS Trailer Is Great. Just Fucking Great.

The world premiere of Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths at the Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner and you know what that means? A new trailer. One with more swearing! More violence! More Tom Waits!Written and Directed by... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE MASTER Has Found The Source Of All Creation

While major festivals have been less than happy about ongoing, early sneak peek screenings of PT Anderson's The Master effectively blowing up their much desired premiere status, the marketing campaign thus far has been nothing short of, ahem, masterful.Recognizing full... More »
By Todd Brown   

First Trailer For Robert Redford's THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Robert Redford doesn't work a whole lot any more, neither in front of the camera - his last acting role was in 2007's Lions for Lambs - or behind it, and so any time Redford steps up as either actor... More »
By Todd Brown   

Intense Trailer For Dark Norwegian Drama ALL THAT MATTERS IS PAST

A woman wakes next to a river, battered and barely alive, with the bodies of two men prone next to her. So begins the trailer for Sara Johnsen's All That Matters Is Past (Uskyld).The director of Vinterkyss and Upperdog, Johnsen... More »
By Todd Brown   

Chris Is A Sensitive Lover. Watch The Trailer For Ben Wheatley's SIGHTSEERS!

Ah, Yorkshire. Land of love. Land of caravans. Land of murder.UK director Ben Wheatley turned heads around the globe with his stunning Kill List, a film that has quickly vaulted to the upper reaches of all time great UK genre... More »
By Todd Brown   

Newest Trailer For LAND OF HOPE Proves Sion Sono's Got Real Dramatic Chops

With Sion Sono's new film, Land of Hope, having its world premiere in a little over a week at the Toronto International Film Festival, it's time for more footage!This second trailer actually appeared on YouTube at the end of July,... More »
By J Hurtado   

Director Matthew Cooke Would Like To Teach You HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS

Director Matthew Cooke has a lesson for you, a lesson in how you could go from being dirt poor in the streets to having a lucrative career in a growing industry. Yes, you too could be selling drugs. Sure to... More »
By Todd Brown   

Two Trailers For Kiyoshi Kurosawa's PENANCE

It's been four long years since director Kiyoshi Kurosawa last graced cinema screens but it's not like he's spent the time doing nothing. Earlier this year Kurosawa's latest work turned up on Japanese television, a miniseries titled simply Penance. And... More »
By Todd Brown   

Estonia's MUSHROOMING Trailer Starts Calm, Gets Weird Quick

Watching a passel of trailers for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival reminded me of how difficult it is to convey properly the intended tone of a movie, but the trailer for Toomas Hussar's Mushrooming makes great use of music... More »

Trailer for Chen Kaige's Thriller CAUGHT IN THE WEB Takes on Cyber-Bullying

Chen Kaige's period action drama Sacrifice may have only reached theatres in the U.S. recently, but it came out in Asia back in 2010. In the meantime, the director has staked out new territory by making Caught in the Web,... More »

Second Trailer For Stephen Fung's TAI CHI 0 Shows Off The Steam Driven Tank

Soon to arrive at the Toronto International Film Festival, Stephen Fung's Tai Chi 0 is quickly establishing itself as the most anticipated Chinese language martial arts film in quite some time. It marks the return of Fung - one of... More »
By Todd Brown   

TIFF 2012: Marisa Tomei Has Got That Look in First Clip from INESCAPABLE

Alexander Siddig plays a Syrian ex-pat who has to return to his home country after 25 years when his daughter goes missing in Ruba Nadda's upcoming TIFF thriller Inescapable. As we can see in this first clip, he also finds... More »

Paraguay's 7 BOXES contain a Whole Lotta Kinetic Energy

When a street barrow-courier in the most chaotic urban marketplace in capital city of Paraguay gets the gig of watching over seven rather large and mysterious crates, things are sure to get out of hand, and in this trailer for Juan... More »

Sweden's CALL GIRL Trailer Promises A Stylish, Sexy Thriller

Based on a true story, Mikael Marcimain's Call Girl promises to turn more than a few heads when it premieres at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Stockholm, late 70's. The model utopian society. Political neutrality and atomic power march... More »
By Todd Brown   

New DREDD Trailer Dives Deeper Into The World And Story

With Pete Travis' Dredd about to arrive at the Toronto International Film Festival, a new trailer has arrived for the film. Where others went for full on action, this one gets us outside of the main building where the action... More »
By Todd Brown   

TIFF 2012: Get All Hot and Bothered with First Trailer for Brian De Palma's PASSION

Brian De Palma has been written off before, and it may be that Passion, his remake of Alain Corneau's Crime d'amour (AKA Love Crime), is nothing more than a job for hire. Or, perhaps it's an opportunity for an old... More »
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