A Tale of Love and Darkness review

 
I’ve written on this site for a little while now. I actually have written reviews for a good chunk of my life, and I contribute both film and music reviews to the Toronto E-Zine www.liveinlimbo.com for the past few years. Having said that, I have been fortunate enough to attend a few Toronto International Film Festival screenings, including A Tale of Love and Darkness. Because of this, I will post a review here for all of you to check out.

THERE WILL BE SPOILERS OF SOME SORT. I won’t give away specific details or give away the ending, but if you want to go in blindly, maybe avoid this.

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Dazza Reviews KoC

 
Ah, the beauty of living in Berlin – seeing interesting films early! I’ve just come back from a Knight of Cups screening and tapped up some thoughts. I think this would be considered spoiler free for the most part.

You break up with a girlfriend. You lose a parent. You fall in love. You learn you’re having a child. These “big” moments are followed by moments of reflection. You’re going about your life but your mind is elsewhere, back in the moment. Most films don’t like to delve too deeply into this aftermath. It doesn’t make for great cinema.

KoC is almost 2 hours of those non-moments strung together. Only for the briefest moments do we see the real moments of life occurring and when we do, within seconds they are gone and we are with a reflective Bale ruminating in standard Malick fashion about life, love and everything in between.

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Another TIFF Portrait

  Another portrait from TIFF has arrived courtesy of W Magazine. Different outfit, same gorgeous result. You can't go wrong with a black and white Natalie head shot. Thanks to…

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