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2011

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Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Christmas 2011)

Opening this week on the 21st are THE ADVENTURES ON TIN TIN and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and on Friday 23rd, the excellent CARNAGE, WE BOUGHT A ZOO, PINA and IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY.· A... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

A Look at the Christmas Movies

THE HOLIDAY MOVIES Ti’s the season to be at the movies!  The studios come up with their blockbusters as well as their Oscar hopefuls. There should be no shortage of films to see or choice of genr read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF BELL Lightbox - Roman Polanski

The formidable ROMAN POLSNKSI and his films: Roman Polanski, exiled from the United States from a sex crime with a minor is one of the most prolific international film directors still living today. read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 16, 2011)

Big films opening this week are SHERLOCK HOLMES 2: and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 4, both competing for top box-office spot. Also opening is the Roman Polanski retro at the TIFF Bell Lightvbox and the Brit... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 9, 2011)

Big films opening this week are THE SITTER and NEW YEAR’S EVE, two comedies. Also opening is the Cannes Festival hit THE ARTIST. THE ARTIST (France 2011) ***1/2 Directed by Michael Hazanavicius THE... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 2, 2011)

No big films opening this week.  But the 3 smaller ones MY PERETROIKA, SHAME and TOMBOY are also worthy films worth their debut. Also playing at the Cinematheque are the Hitchcock and Nicholas Ray ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Early Wed Thanksgiving Openings

Three early openings today for the U.S. Thanksgiving Weekend. Of the three, HUGO, THE MUPPETS and ARTHUR CHRISTMAS opening this week, the best of the lot is ARTHUR CHRISTMAS.  HUGO tries too hard a read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 18, 2011)

The big movie opening this week is TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN which will surely be numero Uno at the box-office this weekend.  No press screenings were held and reviews so far have been far from fla... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 11, 2011)

Oscar buzz movie J. EDGAR opens this week amidst Adam Sandler’s JACK AND JILL and IMMORTALS. THE MYSTERIES OF LISBON begins a special run at TIFF Bell Lightbox. LE HAVRE (Finland 2011) ***** Top 1... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF BELL Lightbox - Lars Von Trier

November 9 to November 19: Lars von Trier: Waiting for the End of the World Lars Von Trier, Dane bad boy’s latest MELANCHOLIA, opening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this Friday Nov 18th,is the cataly read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

TIFF BELL Lightbox - Hitchcock's Icy Blondes

November 4 to December 11: Icy Fire: The Hitchcock Blonde The programme highlights several high points in Grace Kelly’s film career including To Catch a Thief, Dial M for Murder and Rear Window read more..

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This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 4, 2011)

Opening this week is the action comedy, TOWER HEIST in which Eddie Murphy delivers quite the tour-de-force comedic performance. In Toronto, TIFF Bell Lightbox presents Hitchcock’s icy blondes. An e... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 28, 2011)

Two top Spanish films open this week – not to be missed.  First is the 2009 CELL 211 and the other with Almodovar at his best, THE SKIN I LIVE IN. ANONYMOUS (Germany 2011) ** Directed by Roland Emm... read more..

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This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 21, 2011)

Opening this week are THE THREE MUSKETEERS in 3D, JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3. French film THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR makes its debut. BUCK (USA 2011) ***1/2 Directed by Cindy... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 14, 2011)

Opening this week are THE THING, THE BIG YEAR and FOOTLOOSE. But best is to catch the Henri-Georges Clouzot’s retro starting this week at TIFF Bell Lightbox.  (See associated article) BENDA BILILI... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

TIFF BELL Lightbox - Henri-Georges Clouzot

The films of Henri-Georges Clouzot The first retrospective of films by the French Master of Suspense Henri-Georges Clouzot begins its well deserved run at TIFF Bell Lightbox the 13th of October r read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 7, 2011)

Opening this week is the George Clooney directed THE IDES OF MARCH which is a really good movie. Also opening are MARGARET, REAL STEEL and Jackie Chan’s 100th movie 1911. CIRCUMSTANCE (USA/Iran 20... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 30, 2011)

Opening this week are DREAM HOUSE, 50/50 and WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? Also opening are two different films with very odd themes, POETRY from South Korea and THE LAST CIRCUS from Spain, both of which mak... read more..

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Adele Ambrose

Education of Auma Obama: A family affair

Have you ever pondered what motivates Barack Obama? At TIFF this year, through the documentary “Education of Auma Obama” we are given perhaps  a glimpse of the inner-workings of the man through read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 23, 2011)

Opening this week are ABDUCTION, THE KILLER ELITE, MONEYBALL and the Hong Kong hit DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY THE PHANTOM FLAME. For dolphin lovers, there is a doc on the mammal in 3D. ABDUCTIO... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 16, 2011)

Opening this week are DRIVE and STRAW DOGS as well as GAINSBOURG and THE LION KING in 3D. The Toronto International Film Festival carries on till Sunday! CONTAGION (USA 2011) **** Directed by Stev... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 9, 2011)

The Toronto International Film Festival begins this week. If there are still not enough films there to see, these are opening: CONTAGION, CREATURE and WARRIOR. CONTAGION (USA 2011) **** Directed b... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 2, 2011)

Watch out for bad movies opening this week!  Two opening arrive without press screenings – APOLLO 18 and SHARK NIGHT 3D.  Be afraid, very afraid! THE DEBT has an early Wed opening with Helen Mirren a... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 26, 2011)

Opening this week are THE GUARD, OUR IDIOT BROTHER and the awesome doc CHASING MADOFF. And DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK is there to scare audiences. CHASING MADOFF (Canada/USA 2011) **** Directed ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 19, 2011)

Opening this week are the 3D reboots CONAN THE BARBARIAN 3D are FRIGHT NIGHT. Also opening is ONE DAY and the Norwegian horror TROLL HUNTER. CONAN THE BARBARIAN (USA 2011) ** Directed by Marcus N... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 12, 2011)

Opening this week are FINAL DESTINATION 5, 30 MINTUES OR LESS and THE HELP. TIFF Bell Lightbox is currently presenting a Norman Jewison retrospective. FILM REVIEWS: FINAL DESTINATION 5 (USA 2011)... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

TIFF BELL Lightbox - Norman Jewison

TIFF Bell Lightbox Presents – Norman Jewison Our own Canadian Norman Jewison gets a retrospective of his films at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  Most of his films are American but the man has spearheaded read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 6, 2011)

Hollywood biggies opening are RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and THE CHANGE UP. Also opening are Viva Riva! From the Congo and the rather intriguing THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE with Dominic Cooper. Film Re... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 29, 2011)

Two Alien films open this week, one big budget studio and the other small indie British.  The smaller budget ATTACK THE BLOCK kicks COWBOYS AND ALIENS butt to kingdom come. At the Bell Lightbox, TI... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF Bell Lightbox presents – Italian Neorealism

TIFF Cinematheque presents – Italian Neorealism Italian neorealism(Neorealismo) is a style of film characterized by stories set amongst the poor and working class, filmed on location, frequently us read more..

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