Following a war journalist who has been investigating the covert wars American has waged over the last decade, Rick Rowley’s documentary looks at the Joint Special Operations Command and the unreported raids and deaths by the American government.
Author: Anthony Marcusa
A zombie pandemic rapidly spreads throughout the world’s population, consuming cities and turning humans into violent (and fast!) monsters.
“This is politically incorrect,” says actor Robert Davi in the back of a Toronto bar one weekday morning. He is talking about his new movie, The Great Chameleon, and he is sitting beside Canadian writer and actor Victor Altomare. The two old-school Italian men have teamed up for an absurdist comedy filmed in Toronto, and one that is a marked departure for the legendary Davi.
The story here isn’t much. A bombastic spectacle, complete with flying creatures, brunette warriors, gravity manipulating machines, and cumbersome costumes, Man of Steel falls right in line with other summer blockbusters, looking to be safe and attractive, and looking to many, many sequels in the future.
The young artists and filmmakers of Toronto rise up this weekend with a showcase all their own. With the Worldwide Short Film Fest on hiatus, the youth are left to pick up the slack as far as shorts go.
During a party at James Franco’s house, the apocalypse arrives, as some are saved, and many, many more die horrific and comedic deaths. Holed up inside his swanky pad, Franco, Seth Rogen, Craig Robison, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, and Danny McBride try to survive the end of the world, as well as an extended amount of time with one another.
In the year 2022, America has changed, sort of. There is still a lot of uneccesary patriotism and ugly planned communities, but the economy is flourishing and crime and poverty are at incredible lows. This is all because on one night of the year, there is no law, and people can exorcise their internal demons by vandalizing, raping, and killing. Security salesman James Sandin gathers with his family inside his locked house during the annual purge, but things are not as secure as they think, and they are forced to fight to survive the night against a group of psychotics.
A newly hired intelligence operative is sent to infiltrate a group of anarchists that have been targeting corporations with public attacks. As Sarah delves deeper into the group, her ethics are compromised and her devotion challenged. She risks being detected by the group, but also lets her old life slip away.
Nine years after they reunited in France, Jesse and Celine are together living in Greece with their twin girls. We spend time with the pair across one day, as they dine with friends, take a walk through the ruins, and reluctantly agree to a romantic evening together at a hotel.
There is a reason that The East, Zal Batmanglij’s taut, suspenseful thriller about a secret eco-activist organization, feels so authentic, and is filled with moral complexity. It’s because Batmanglij and his creative partner and star of the film, Brit Marling, have firsthand experience living like the characters.