Toronto After Dark 2013: Odd Thomas – Stephen Sommers

  Before I get into last night’s early feature at Toronto After Dark, I want to say a quick blurb about the short film that screened before it.  Every year, a Canadian short will screen before each feature film of the festival, and last night’s film was paired with a wicked little short by Adam…

Toronto After Dark Spotlight – V/H/S/2

  I should totally have reread my review for the first film in this series, because I went in with some high hopes for this installment in the series, because a couple of the segments looked like they could be really good! I settled into my seat for the second half of the first Toronto…

Tim’s Top 12 of 2012

12 is my lucky number, so I figured that would be the number of films I pick for my favorites of 2012, it kind of works, because then that would be one each month, though, for anyone who reads my blog, you’re well aware that I’ve seen a lot more than 12 movies this year!…

Toronto After Dark Film Festival – Tim’s Tops

So The Mind Reels’ first year covering The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has come to an end, and it was FANTASTIC! Now that it’s over I thought it would be nice to compile my top 5 films of the festival. I want to be clear, I could have happily included A Fantastic Fear of…

Toronto After Dark – Game of Werewolves – Juan Martinez Moreno

Somehow we’ve reached the end of this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival, it went QUICK! The film that closed out the event, and who’s trailer did not do it any justice at all was Game of Werewolves, a delightful little horror-comedy, though placing it after a Simon Pegg comedy may not have been the way to…

Toronto After Dark – Wrong – Quentin Dupieux

The Coen brothers and David Lynch walk into a pet store… That might sum up Wrong rather nicely… It’s hard to believe that we’re coming up on the end of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival already, it seems like we just got under way! Tonight’s second feature was the next offering from Quentin Dupieux,…

Toronto After Dark – Dead Sushi – Noboru Iguchi

Wednesday night is Sushi Night at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, the first film was Sushi Girl, a wicked little crime thriller (which currently stands as my fave film of the festival so far), while the follow-up film, Dead Sushi, is the latest in the Japanese gore/horror/comedy trend from the makers of Robo Geisha…

Toronto After Dark – Resolution – Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead

Resolution is a twisted updated take on the mysterious, oft-visited genre of the cabin in the woods, and was the second feature tonight at Toronto After Dark’s film festival. Often funny, very creepy, and with enough questions to make you wonder what’s really going on, Resolution is a ride that bounces through a variety of…

Toronto After Dark – Citadel – Ciaron Foy

Monday night. Not only am I back to work but I’m doing double features all week too! Toronto After Dark tackled a couple of scary titles tonight with Grave Encounters 2 (really liked the first one, the second one did some world building but didn’t engage me and seemed to take too long) and an…

Toronto After Dark – After – Ryan Smith

Take a little of the small town spook of Stephen King, a splash of dark scare of Clive Barker and a dose of the magic and wonder of Amblin era Steven Spielberg and you may have a general idea of what to expect from Toronto After Dark’s presentation of After. Ana (Karolina Wydra) and Freddy (Steven…

Toronto After Dark – Lloyd the Conqueror – Michael Peterson

Canadian geek comedy finds its way into the Toronto After Dark Film Festival with the Live Action Role Play comedy – Lloyd the Conqueror. Lloyd (Evan Williams) a likeable if a little dim fellow with a very 70s feathered hair style and his friends, Patrick (Jesse Reid) and Oswald (Scott Patey), are having a bit…