Toronto After Dark 2016: Blood Father -Jean-Francois Richet

Action night concluded Sunday night for the Toronto After Dark film festival as Mel Gibson, previous person non grata in Hollywood, returns to form in this pulse-pounding thriller. This is not the place for me to ruminate on Mel Gibson’s career or his personal life and substance abuse, instead I want to talk about the…

Here Comes The Devil (2012) – Adrian Garcia Bogliano

Opening today in Toronto at The Royal Cinema and on the 21st at the Mayfair Theater in Ottawa is this unnerving  Spanish film, and TIFF Official Selection, Here Comes The Devil,  that isn’t afraid to explore some dark territory. On a brief getaway, Sol (Laura Caro) and her husband, Felix (Francisco Barriero), let their children…

Toronto After Dark: Evil Feed (2013) – Kimani Ray Smith

Gory Night continued last night with the second extreme feature, following the coming-of-age, serial-killer is my brother film, Found, with Evil Feed. The film centers on a Chinese restaurant that kidnaps martial artists, forces them to fight in a cage match, and the loser, properly tenderized by the beating, is served up as dinner to the…