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TIFF 2015: Room

  January 7th, 2016     Film Reviews, TIFF     0

Films adapted from novels are incredibly common. Nowadays, it is more likely to see an adapted film than a truly originally one. These novels often make it easier on the screenwriter and director, as the story is there, all that is left is figuring out how to make it into something visual. Sometimes, an incredible book comes along that seems impossible to adapt on to the screen without losing what makes it brilliant. Room was one of these books. Lenny Abrahamson did the impossible, and adapted it for the screen, creating a beautiful and poignant film. Keep reading ›

TIFF 2015: Live Read of The Princess Bride

  January 7th, 2016     Film Reviews, TIFF     0

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Jason Reitman’s Live Reads are events unlike any other. Once a month at LACMA in LA, Reitman brings together a group of actors, many of whom have never worked together or even met before the occasion, and has them read through a famous screenplay in front of an audience. A week before the show, Reitman will reveal the screenplay being read and part of the cast. Some of the cast remain a secret, only to be revealed at the show itself. The show is not filmed, which turns it into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as the experience will never be recreated and nobody will experience it other than the people in that room. I was lucky enough to be one of about 1200 people to see the live read that Jason Reitman put on at TIFF, a reading of the screenplay of The Princess Bride. Keep reading ›

TIFF 2015: Demolition

  January 7th, 2016     Film Reviews, TIFF     0

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To celebrate TIFF’s 40th year, artistic director Cameron Bailey selected Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest film Demolition to put an end to terrible movies opening this exhilarating, world-renowned festival.

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FILM REVIEW: Inherent Vice (2014)

  January 16th, 2015     Film Reviews     0

Inherent Vice, the latest feature film from director Paul Thomas Anderson, is not an easy film to describe. The same could be said for most of Anderson’s filmography, a short yet highly ambitious list containing only seven full-length features, but what sets Inherent Vice apart from the other six films is that it is an adaptation of a novel, more specifically a Thomas Pychon novel of the same name. Nobody has dared to adapt a Pychon novel before, and after watching the film, it’s not hard to see why. Like its source material, the film version is extremely complicated, recursive, and full of details that don’t really matter. Keep reading ›

‘New Girl’ Begins Season Four with its Strongest Premiere Yet

  September 19th, 2014     New Girl     0

Tuesday night was a pretty great night for FOX, as two of their three returning sitcoms aired their season premieres (New Girl and The Mindy Project aired, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will return on September 28th) Both premieres were fantastic starts to the 2014-2015 TV season, with enough laughter and heart to sustain us for the week. While I enjoyed both episodes immensely, I decided to focus on New Girl‘s episode this week, though I hope to cover The Mindy Project at some point this season. Keep reading ›