Tag Archives: TIFF

The Limehouse Golem [2016]

Detective Inspector John Kildare [Bill Nighy] is thrown under the bus by Scotland Yard – assigned an unsolvable serial killing at the last minute to save the reputation of a distinguished colleague. Faced with certain failure, the inspector nevertheless begins … Continue reading

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Planetarium [2016]

Set in the late 1930s, it is a snapshot in the life of a pair of American sisters and their encounter with the French film industry. It touches on film-making, on the role of the spirit medium, of the lifestyle … Continue reading

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Birth of the Dragon [2016]

This was nothing short of a wholesale cultural appropriation, a colonial appropriation of Kung Fu and its most important proponent in The West, Bruce Lee. It was so good-natured, predictable, clean-cut, and all-American – a Kung Fu film without a single … Continue reading

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General Report 2: the New Abduction of Europe [2016]

This isn’t so much a documentary as a curation of a series of discussions between various kinds of big thinkers on issues of interest to contemporary Spain. There’s a huge amount of interesting thought expressed in an intelligent way by … Continue reading

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All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and the Spirit of I.F. Stone [2016]

This was a braided-stream of a documentary, cutting between several major threads: a mass grave in Texas, the effect of I.F. Stone on various journalists, the Iraq War and a few other minor threads. I had never heard of I.F. … Continue reading

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The War Show [2016]

This isn’t so much a documentary in the classic sense as a memoir by someone of the life of their friends amongst the Syrian conflict. As the film moves forwards in time and the characters become more active in the … Continue reading

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Guilty Men [2016]

This is a film set in a tiny village in Colombia in the last days of the Paramilitary force, which was one half of a political struggle. It’s a very small film, focusing on just a couple of characters in … Continue reading

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