After a night of friends and leisure, Lotje Sodderland suffered an unrelated stroke; resulting in her short-term memory and various reactionary impulses being wiped away. She chronicles her progress on her iPhone, as well as her sadness, her epiphanies, and candid vlog entires.
One of the most exciting voices of contemporary cinema has hit that point in his career where he needs to make his first English language feature. Thankfully, unlike countless others before him, Yorgos Lanthimos managed to avoid the usual pitfalls of the “first English feature” and results in The Lobster, a film as weird and brilliant as his previous features Dogtooth and ALPS.
Women in Film and Television Toronto (or WIFT-T) returns to the city’s legendary Royal Theatre on Wednesday, March 23 to honour various talents within the WIFT-T family through a selection of short films ranging from traditional narratives to documentaries.
The Infinite Happiness is a feature-length postcard. Documentarians Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine practically exclaim, “wish you were here” as they show viewers amazing architectural achievements within Copenhagen’s 8 House.
Even long-time fans of Terrence Malick’s particular style of experimental filmmaking might find his latest effort Knight of Cups verging toward self-indulgence.
Ironically, Happily Ever After bothers movie goers by the time the credits roll.
The Divergent film series – based on the Young Adult trilogy by Veronica Roth – immediately felt like a cash-in on the success of The Hunger Games film franchise. Divergent is painful in its complexity: set in a typical YA post-apocalyptic future, Tris (Shailene Woodley) must navigate the walled city of Chicago, where factions are systemized by certain characteristics – Erudite is made up of the intelligentsia, Dauntless are warriors, etc. Initiates take a test…
At times, it feels like the filmmakers behind Coconut Hero had a genre grocery list handy and were checking off various requirements for their film. A lovable misfit from a small town? Check. Well-meaning parents who are frustrated with their incomprehensible social-outcast offspring? Check.
Religious views may vary, but everyone could agree on how boring The Young Messiah is. The film walks and talks, talks and walks, and occasionally stops for characters to exchange exposition or inspiration. The Young Messiah made me restless in ways few movies have.
Spiritualists may find Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest film speaking directly to them. At the very least, they’ll feel enticed by some of the pulsating ideas in Cemetery of Splendour.