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The Reflecting Skin

British filmmaker Philip Ridley’s The Reflecting Skin hasn’t screened in Toronto since its Canadian premiere at TIFF in 1990.  Given its vibrant formalism and unconventional approach to genre, Ridley’s first feature simply may have been unable to find a broader audience.  However, the film works well for cult film audiences.



By: Addison Wylie An onslaught of revolting violence is on display in Killers.  It’s the kind of stuff that makes you nauseous, wondering how the filmmakers choreographed such hard-hitting nastiness.  The bloodshed, however, has a purpose and contributes to the cunning study of obsession Killers also displays. This Indonesian hybrid of a thriller and a horror looks at the digital age’s fascination with snuff and the power of control.  The story, written by Takuji Ushiyama…


Ms. 45

By: Addison Wylie In an attempt to bounce back from mediocre midnight madness with The Visitor, Drafthouse Films returns with another remastered cut of a cult movie.  Maybe the third time will be the charm for these cinema aficionados who are desperate to shed light on obscurity. In the meantime, we have this re-release of Abel Ferrara’s robotic Ms. 45.  It’s grindhouse exploitation through and through, and maybe movie goers will get some sort of…