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Exclusive: Nicolas Cage & Brian Taylor talk Mom & Dad and Ghost Rider 2

Part of the fun of attending a film festival like TIFF as part of the accredited media, is that you get access to a wide range of stars out there promoting their films. While I mostly stick to reviews, when the opportunity to sit down with the great Nicolas Cage presented itself, I couldn’t pass it up. Here’s my interview with Cage, and director Brian Taylor about...
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09.20.2017
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AITH Top 10 Horror Movie News Articles this Week

Welcome to the AITH: TOP 10 NEWS for the week Sept. 11th-15th, 2017 . This week we learned that Jamie Lee Curtis will be back for Halloween 2018, that IT killed at the box-office, that IT: Chapter 2 will be darker than King's novel and much, much more! If you missed something this week, or just feel like going back through and seeing which bits and pieces of news hit...
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09.16.2017
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Mom and Dad (TIFF Review)

PLOT: An inexplicable phenomena results in parents being uncontrollably compelled to murder their children. REVIEW: MOM AND DAD marks the solo directorial debut of Brian Taylor , one half of the famous Neveldine/Taylor directorial duo, which brought us such crazed classics as the CRANK series and GAMER. Despite a presumably lower budget then their last outing as a team, GHOST...
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09.15.2017
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The Shape of Water (TIFF Review)

PLOT: A mute cleaning woman ( Sally Hawkins ) working the graveyard shift at a top secret government installation in the cold war era, befriends an imprisoned sea creature ( Doug Jones ) being experimented upon by an overzealous agent ( Michael Shannon ) and a mysterious doctor ( Michael Stuhlbarg ). REVIEW: The mark of a great director, in my opinion, is when, after watching...
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09.14.2017
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mother! (TIFF Review)

PLOT: A young woman ( Jennifer Lawrence ) restoring her older husband’s ( Javier Bardem ) decaying home, finds their idyll interrupted by two abrasive house guests ( Ed Harris & Michelle Pfeiffer ). REVIEW: As far as big studio movies go this year, few are as shrouded in mystery as Darren Aronofsky ’s MOTHER!. Like a vintage Roman Polanski film, Aronofsky’s outing is...
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09.11.2017
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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (TIFF Review)

PLOT: A cardiac surgeon ( Colin Farrell ) sparks up a friendship with the teen-aged son (Barry Keoghan) of a former patient who died under his watch. Soon, the boy begins ingratiating himself into the doctor’s home life, only to make a startling demand that seems linked to the rapidly deteriorating health of his two children. REVIEW: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER is...
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09.08.2017
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Movie Review)

PLOT: Small-town father-and-son coroners (Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch) perform an emergency, late-night autopsy on the corpse of a young woman whose biology makes no sense. REVIEW: Of all the films I’ve seen at TIFF this year (nearly twenty as writing this), André Ovredal’s THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE is the most frustrating. For a full half of the ninety minute running...
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12.20.2016
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Arrival (Movie Review)

This review was originally run as part of our TIFF 2016 coverage. PLOT: After mysterious alien ships appear around the globe, a linguist ( Amy Adams ) is recruited by an army colonel ( Forest Whitaker ) in order to help communicate with the visitors and learn their intentions. REVIEW: ARRIVAL is a major departure for director Denis Villeneuve . While already...
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11.11.2016
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TV Review: Black Mirror: San Junipero & Nosedive

This Black Mirror review was previously run as part of our TIFF 2016 coverage. PLOT: In this sampling of episodes from the third season of ‘Black Mirror’, a young woman ( Mackenzie Davis ) makes an unexpected connection, while an insecure office worker ( Bryce Dallas Howard ) struggles with her place in a society that values social media likes above all else. REVIEW:...
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10.21.2016
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Nocturnal Animals (TIFF Review)

PLOT: An unhappy art gallery owner ( Amy Adams ) finds herself obsessed by the manuscript of a novel by her ex-husband ( Jake Gyllenhaal ) which tells the story of a man (also Gyllenhaal) seeking revenge on the gang of thugs who violently attacked his family. REVIEW: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS is a particularly daring sophomore film for director Tom Ford (A SINGLE MAN) who’s...
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09.13.2016
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The Belko Experiment (TIFF Review)

PLOT: The corporate drones of a mysterious corporation find themselves in lock-down mode and forced into a kill-or-be-killed scenario. REVIEW: If you work in an office-setting, your mind is gonna go strange places as you watch THE BELKO EXPERIMENT. Directed by WOLF CREEK’s Greg McLean and written by none-other than James Gunn, this gallows-humor satire is like ‘The Office’...
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09.12.2016
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A Monster Calls (TIFF Review)

PLOT: A young boy (Lewis MacDougall) who’s struggling to come to terms with his dying mother’s ( Felicity Jones ) illness is befriended by a monstrous, storytelling tree demon (voiced by Liam Neeson ). REVIEW: A couple of TIFF’s ago, director J.A Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE) came to town with what proved to be one of the more underrated films of the last few years, THE...
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09.10.2016
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