Film reviews and more

Day: 16 September 2015

Toronto 2015: ‘The Whispering Star’ review

★★★☆☆ Sion Sono is nothing if not eclectic. Last year he dropped the gonzo bomb that was hip-hopera Tokyo Tribe (2014) on an enormously willing Toronto audience, and this year he is back with something that is almost the polar […]

Toronto 2015: ‘Sunset Song’ review

★★★☆☆ Earth is the fundamental element of Terence Davis’ sumptuous Sunset Song (2015), a lyrical adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel. Like an elegant love letter to the Scottish soil and the endurance of the people it sired, it […]

Toronto 2015: ‘Eva Doesn’t Sleep’ review

★★★★☆ The fate of Eva Perón’s body will surely go down as one of the more bizarre footnotes in history. Having been displayed to the public for two years while a monument was being built, Juan Perón was overthrown before […]

Toronto 2015: ‘Bang Gang’ review

★★★☆☆ There are things both decidedly fresh and decidedly rote about Eva Husson’s hot-under-the-collar debut feature, Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2015). The premise and aesthetic offer nothing decidedly innovative, but this is an intimate and tactile take on […]