Mad Max 2 aka The Road Warrior (1981) – George Miller

Back when no one knew Mel Gibson’s name, he made a little film with George Miller called Mad Max, that became a bit of a cult sensation, a few years after that, they paired for the sequel and gave us one of my favorite action movies of all time, and  a welcome addition to the…

TIFF 2012: Lore – Cate Shortland

  Bright new talent Saskia Rosendahl stars as Lore, a young girl who has to make her way across war-torn Germany near the end of WWII, with her much younger siblings in tow, including her infant brother, Peter.  They are trying to get safely to their grandmother’s home in Hamburg after their parents have been…

TIFF 2012: Mr. Pip – Andrew Adamson

  Whenever I hear that a film that is coming out has been based on a novel, I am usually prepared to just like it, at best.  Movies are rarely as good as the book, and so I automatically go in with slightly lowered expectations as a result.  Even – as in this case –…

WSFF – Creative Control

Last night’s screening of a series of shorts called Creative Control was a much quieter affair than the opening gala, but brought us 7 more short films that entertained, made you think, and gave you pause as you wondered about the concepts of life, love, loss, and death. Heady stuff right? The first film up…

Red Dog – Review

I love when people introduce me to films I may not have seen from other parts of the world. Tonight I was lucky enough to watch one that I could sum up in one word, but it wouldn’t be a very long review… That word is fantastic. The movie comes from Australia. It’s based on…