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TIFF Film Review: “The Cobbler” (2014)


Writers: Thomas McCarthy, Paul Sado Director: Thomas McCarthy Stars: Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Steve Buschemi, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen Barkin, Elena Kampouris, Glen Flesher, Melonie Diaz   Max Simkin (Sandler) repairs shoes in the same shop that has been in his family for generations. On a busy day, the shoe repair machine breaks down, and being…

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TIFF 2014 Review: “Two Days, One Night” (Deux jours, une nuit) – 2014


Written by: Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Denis Freyd Directed By:  Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry In an economic crisis people struggle for every single penny in order to feed their family.  Almost immediately after returning to her factory job, Sandra is laid off because her fellow line…

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TIFF 2014 Review: “Still Alice” (2014)


  Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland Writers: Lisa Genova (novel), Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland Cast: Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin, Hunter Parrish Renowned linguistics professor Dr. Alice Howland (played by the always unique and extraordinary Julianne Moore), gives a lecture to her students. For a moment she forgets what to say…

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TIFF 2014 Review: “Maps To The Stars” (2014)


  Directed by: David Cronenberg Writer: Bruce Wagner Cast: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Cary Fisher, Sarah Gadon, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, A World with no place for sane people. A World full of drugs and opportunities to cross the most unimaginable lines. A World where only the strongest can survive. This…