'The Master,' 'Resident Evil: Retribution,' 'Inescapable' and Plenty More TIFF Titles Are Put Under the Microscope in Our Film Roundup
Published Sep 14, 2012This week has come with its fair share of cinematic releases, and with even more TIFF titles reviewed, there is a lot on the big screen up for grabs. To get you going, head over to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to see what's hitting theatres and what's going on at TIFF. Here are just some of the highlights.
On the TIFF screens, audience members get a look at Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to the critically acclaimed There Will Be Blood, with his critique of Scientology in The Master (pictured). Starting Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, the film comes with high expectations, to say the least. But does it deliver? Read the review and find out.
For something completely different, if you are looking to see a super-human clone splatter the screen with the innards of various zombies and infected monsters, then you are going to want to go see Resident Evil: Retribution. This newest chapter in the Resident Evil series features more of director Paul W.S. Anderson's ability to pull off visually stunning scenes, this time making excellent use of 3D technology as both a texturing agent and stunt effect.
Next, Ruba Nadda offers us the follow-up to her 2009 "Best Canadian Feature Film"-winning Cairo Time with Inescapable. The film follows the story of a seemingly average Canadian man named Adib (Alexander Siddig) who turns out to be anything but average as his hidden past returns to haunt him and his family.
Back on the TIFF screen, moviegoers are treated to home-grown director Sarah Polley's new film Stories We Tell, a documentary that looks at familial memories, how each person recalls a particular story and how this can result in similarities or contradictions.
Continuing with what's on TIFF screens, German director Margarethe von Trotta delivers Hannah Arendt, this biopic of the political theorist continues Trotta's masterful control of academic and philosophical themes and narrative. Next, Hugh Laurie proves he has what it takes to make it on the big screen in Andrew Adamson's adaptation of the novel by New Zealand author Lloyd Jones with Mr. Pip.
Lastly, TIFF fans get to see Brian De Palma's Passion, a remake of the film Love Crime by Alain Corneau. The film, starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, looks at female behaviour in the male-driven corporate environment of advertising and marketing.
To read the full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.