Category Archives: TIFF

TIFF Review: R100 (2013)

R100 review

Nao Ohmori stars as Takafumi Katayama, a seemingly normal father and salesperson, with a secret taste for S&M. He joins an S&M club where a random dominatrix will visit him in his regular life, at an unknown time, over the Continue

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TIFF Review: Rigor Mortis (2013)

Rigor Mortis review

Chin Siu-Ho stars as a former actor, determined to end his life. He moves into a rundown building and prepares to hang himself in apartment 2442. What he doesn’t know is that this apartment is haunted by some angry spirits, Continue

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TIFF Review: The Sea (2013)

The Sea review

Struggling to cope with the loss of his wife, Max (CiarĂ¡n Hinds) moves to a seaside cottage, where he had spent a summer as a child. Miss Vavasour (Charlotte Rampling) looks after the cottage now, and watches as Max begins Continue


TIFF Review: iNumber Number (2013)

iNumber Number review

Chili (Sdumo Mtshali), an undercover cop, and his partner, Shoes (Presley Chweneyagae), manage to take down members of a ruthless gang, all in the hopes of getting a large reward. When their superior refuses to give them the reward, Chili Continue

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More Than Comedy: An interview with Alan Zweig, director of When Jews Were Funny.

Interview with Alan Zweig, director of "When Jews Were Funny"

Screening at TIFF 2013, When Jews Were Funny is an exploration of Jewish culture, community, and comedy, directed by Alan Zweig. The Film Reel had a chance to speak with Alan about his film, his feelings on how the Jewish Continue

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TIFF Review: When Jews Were Funny (2013)

When Jews Were Funny review

Director Alan Zweig wondered why so many of the comedians he saw on TV in the 50s and 60s were Jewish, so he gathered an enormous group of comedians to talk about the history of comedy, and why it seemed Continue


TIFF Review: The Dick Knost Show (2013)

The Dick Knost Show review

Dick Knost (Tom Scholte) is the mouthy, opinionated, host of a sports talk show. When Dick tweets something controversial, his job is suddenly in jeopardy. Taking a little stress out with a squash match, Dick suffers a concussion, an ailment Continue

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TIFF Review: The Green Inferno (2013)

The Green Inferno review

Justine (Lorenza Izzo), a college student, finds herself slightly attracted to Alejandro (Ariel Levy), a youth activist on campus. When she’s invited to join them on a trip to a Peruvian jungle to stop a clear cutting operation, which is Continue

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TIFF Review: Horns (2013)

Horns review

Accused of murdering his girlfriend Merrin (Juno Temple), Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) claims that he had nothing to do with the crime. The rest of the town isn’t convinced, and Ig finds himself shunned almost everywhere. After an evening of Continue


TIFF Review: Faith Connections (2013)

Faith Connections review

From the outside, Faith Connections appears to be about religious devotion, and the search for spirituality, at one of the largest religious events: Kumbh Mela. With over 100 million people attending the event, taking place every 12 years, director Pan Continue

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