Starting an exclusive run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this week is the much anticipated follow up to the 2004 film “Somersault” from Australian director Cate Shortland, “Lore”. The gritty and unnerving tale has the children of Nazi Germany set to have face and deal with the influx of allied troops that are swarming into their now crumbling country. The story is grim and dense, but features a heck of a lead performance.
Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, André Frid, Mika Seidel, Kai Malina, Nick Holaschke and Ursina Lardi
Written by Cate Shortland and Robin Mukherjee
Directed by Cate Shortland
The year is 1945. After their SS Nazi parents are taken into Allied custody, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions. (more…)
New on Blu-ray from HBO Home Entertainment is the latest season from HBO’s smash hit supernatural series “True Blood” with the release of Season Five. The show has garnered fans and acclaim with its very adult and racy take on the world of Vampires, Werewolves, Shapeshifters, Witches and other supernatural phenomenon, but also takes hints and inspiration from other shows and movies to mix into its blend. But is this season worth your purchase money?
True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review
Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Evans, Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristen Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Joe Manganiello, Michael McMillan, Janina Gavankar, Denis O’Hare with Scott Foley, Valentina Cervi, Tina Majorino and Christopher Meloni
Created by Alan Ball
Starting this weekend and running through June 2nd is the 23rd edition of the Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto. Toronto’s LGBT film festival has grown to become one of the biggest and most attended film festivals in a city jammed packed with them. The festival this year features a diverse blend of narrative and documentary for audiences to enjoy, all hosted in the TIFF Bell Lightbox, many will cause discussion and debate while others strain to merely entertain. (more…)
Written by Jay Anthony White
Directed by David A. Armstrong
New on Blu-ray from VVS films is the latest spoof film from Marlon Wayans, A Haunted House. The film marks Marlon’s first solo foray into the spoof film world without any of the rest of the infamous Wayans clan involved. Also responsible for the script, with writing partner Alvarez, the success, or failure, of the project lies solely with Marlon this time around. So will Marlon be able to do it on his own?
A Haunted House
Written by Marlon Wayans and Rick Alvarez
Directed by Michael Tiddes