Zero de Conduite (1933) – Jean Vigo

The next stop in DK Canada’s brilliant, and highly enjoyable, The Movie Book is a collection of films by French auteur Jean Vigo. The first one highlighted and serving as gateway to the rest of his work is the short, Zero de Conduite, or Zero for Conduct. Running at a brisk forty-one minutes the film…

TIFF Next Wave 2013: Ghost Graduation – Javier Ruiz Caldera

Attention Toronto film fans!!!  Thanks to TIFF’s Next Wave Film Festival, you will have another opportunity to catch one of my Top 12 Films of 2012 on the big screen one more time!!!  I was lucky enough to see this one premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, and I can’t rave about…

TIFF 2012: Ghost Graduation – Javier Ruiz Caldera

  I have to admit, I was secretly really excited to see this movie, but part of me was worried that it wouldn’t be as good as I hoped it would be.  The plot description was, essentially, written for my 80’s-lovin’ self:  Five students – a rebel, a jock, a pretty and popular pregnant girl,…

TIFF 2012: Blackbird – Jason Buxton

  The premise of this one intrigued me enough that I was willing to take a chance on it and hope for the best.  I didn’t actually know much about it going in, which I think allowed me to take the journey it was offering even more completely, and I am glad that I did. …

Detention (2011) – Toronto After Dark

The 2nd and final evening of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival – Summer Nights program took place Wednesday eve and I was there. Well, to be clear I was there for the first one. As much as I wanted to see the second feature V/H/S I have a problem with found footage films in…

Toronto After Dark Film Festival – Summer Screenings!

Our friends over at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival are putting on two nights of summer screenings over the next couple of weeks! They are doing a double feature on two Wednesday nights, June 27, and July 11. And each night they are presenting films that look fun, scary, and in some cases completely…