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Godzilla (2014) - slice

The thing about Gareth Edwards’ version is that it really does not care about its story. As far as the narrative goes, it comes to its audience and says, “hey, this is a film about three huge monsters destroying everything, so shut the fuck up and watch.” There are plot holes everywhere, characters are as one dimensional as they can be, some shoddy attempt at relating Godzilla to the atomic regret, and really, the ending is a mess. 389 more words


TIFF 16: Politics, Violence and a Bit of Love

By: Daniel Reynolds

The rhythms of TIFF by Friday, and the final weekend, are different. Most of the “stars” are gone, King Street is open, and while the films are still being shown day and night, the buzz has quieted down. 1,850 more words


TIFF 2016 - Rage (A Japanese Film)

This past weekend I had the opportunity to watch a Japanese movie called Rage by director, Sang-il Lee, at the Toronto International Film Festival. I didn’t know what to expect when I went to watch this movie with, and courtesy of a good friend, but I was moved. 275 more words


Review: The Sea of Trees

By Christian DiMartino

In Japan lies the Aokigahara Forest, which translates to “sea of trees.” This forest has a reputation though: it is known as the suicide forest, in which people travel there to peacefully commit suicide. 461 more words

The Sea of Trees (2016)

It’s hard to understand exactly what Gus Van Sant was thinking when he set out to make The Sea of Trees. It’s hard to recall the last time he even made a film this unsubtle, dramatically contrived and unrestrained in its sentimentality, so much so that it would put Nicholas Sparks to shame. 556 more words


Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe & Demian Bichir To Star In 'Bel Canto' - Toronto

Julianne Moore has been set to star alongside Ken Watanabe and Demian Bichir in Bel Canto, the long-in-the-works movie adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestselling 2001 novel that Paul Weitz is directing. 241 more words

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Toronto: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Demian Bichir to Star in 'Bel Canto'

Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe and Demian Bichir will star in the South American drama “Bel Canto” with Paul Weitz directing.

Weitz has adapted the screenplay with Anthony Weintraub (“Tekkonkinkreet”) from Ann Patchett’s best-seller of the same name. 250 more words