Tag Archives: TIFF 2013

Janna Does TIFF: You Are Here

Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, and Amy Poehler are some of the most recognizable names in comedy today – and, certainly, some of the most bankable. Being a fan of one of those three comedic actors is likely a guarantee that a viewer will go out and watch any project they’re attached to, and will have […]

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Janna Does TIFF: Can A Song Save Your Life?

Earnestly sweet, musical-based films set in New York City tend to be one of two things: overbearingly saccharine and sentimental, or touching and beautiful. I wasn’t expecting much from Can A Song Save Your Life?, but to my delight, it turned out to be the latter.

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Janna Does TIFF: Night Moves

In a film about a large-scale act of terrorism, you expect to see grand plans, lots of build-up, and a climax at the main event. But as Kelly Reichardt proves with her film Night Moves, sometimes the real story takes place after the main event goes boom.

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Janna Does TIFF: Kill Your Darlings

At the base of the movie poster, the tagline reads, “A true story of obsession and murder.” And while murder is the climactic basis for this story of the Beat generation, it’s the different natures of obsession coupled with strong performances that give Kill Your Darlings its legs and a reason to watch.

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Janna Does TIFF: Parkland

Practically every American citizen alive in 1963 can instantly give you an answer to the question, “Where were you when JFK was shot?” It’s a moment that spawned endless media coverage, reformed government security measures, and set eyes around the world firmly on the First Family. But in Parkland, audiences are asked to look elsewhere […]

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Janna Does TIFF: Life of Crime

A clueless housewife, two incompetent kidnappers, a gun-toting roommate, a wimpy hopeful lover, and an indifferent husband with a brash mistress – sounds like the beginning of a great joke, right? Or at least the makings of a fun and mad-cap comedy. Unfortunately, despite the talented actors and empowering ending, Life of Crime never really […]

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Janna Does TIFF: Prisoners

When a film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival only two weeks prior to being released in theatres, people asked me, “Why bother paying extra to see something now, when you can just see it for the price of a regular ticket later this month?” I told them that, for some films, I just […]

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Janna Does TIFF: The Double

Over the next three months, The Hudsucker will be bringing you reviews from some of the most talked-about films from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Stay tuned every Saturday for advice on which films you should watch out for in the coming year – and which ones you’re better off skipping. In real life, […]

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