TIFF Short Cuts Canada Review: Asian Gangs

Asian Gangs Cast: Lewis Bennett Director: Lewis Bennett, Calum MacLeod Country: Canada Genre: Documentary | Short | Biography | Comedy | Crime Asian Gangs will screen at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival as part of Short Cuts Canada Programme #2 On October 28th, 1994, Grade 5 student Lewis Bennett got into a schoolyard fight that resulted in a stern warning from his principal: “Change your ways, or you’ll end up in an Asian gang.” Seventeen years later, this comedic documentary finds Bennett revisiting his past to ensure that his life path didn’t take a wrong turn. Many of the scenes, where Bennett is seen asking questions to his mother and friends, had me laughing … Continue reading TIFF Short Cuts Canada Review: Asian Gangs

Countdown to TIFF: Silver Linings Playbook featuring Robert De Niro

Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles and Jennifer Lawrence star in this comedy-drama from David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter), about a former high-school teacher who returns to his family home after eight months in a mental institution and begins to slowly rebuild his life. Silver Linings Playbook Gala Presentation will be shown at the Roy Thompson Hall on September 8th at 6:30 pm.   Continue reading Countdown to TIFF: Silver Linings Playbook featuring Robert De Niro

TIFF Short Cuts Canada Review: Sci-Fi Short Film FROST

The epic sci-fi short film FROST will be part of the Short Cuts Canada programme at TIFF. The sci-fi short film FROST was an extraordinary short film creation leaving marks in the snow with stunning visual effects. Newcomer director Jeremy Ball brings to life the reality of arctic hunter, Atanaq, who is struggling with scarcity and feeding his family.  What comes as a surprise is that his young daughter, Naya, ventures out on her own to help her family, only to find a cloudy desolate city in the distance and a few surprises as her journey progresses. “An interesting twist “, … Continue reading TIFF Short Cuts Canada Review: Sci-Fi Short Film FROST