Midnight Madness

TIFF 2013 | Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Sono Sion, Japan)—Midnight Madness

By Alexandra Zawia / September 4, 2013

By Alexandra Zawia Sono Sion’s cinema is marked by disproportion. Taking great pleasure in busting through form and conventions, his films are often regarded as being “too” everything: too loud, too violent, too implausible, etc. Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is all that, and much more. Its entertainment value defies any rational analysis, and…

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TIFF 2013 | The Station (Marvin Kern, Austria)—Midnight Madness

By Violeta Kovacsics / September 4, 2013

By Violeta Kovacsics One is tempted to see The Station as a sort of remake of The Thing, as the landscape is quite similar to that of John Carpenter’s Arctic classic, and so is the plot: a group of people working in a snowy weather station in the middle of the Alps are threatened by…

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TIFF 2013 | Afflicted (Derek Lee & Clif Prowse, Canada/US)—Midnight Madness

By Kiva Reardon / September 3, 2013

By Kiva Reardon “Men in their 20s are the worst thing happening on our planet,” said comedian Rob Delaney; given the evidence of Afflicted, the debut feature from Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, the same could be said of cinema. A horror film that unfortuntately lacks any real dread, gore or suspense, Afflicted follows filmmaking…

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