Elliott Pen

Elliott is a writer and a full-time daydreamer. An English literature student, Elliott reads too many books and has developed a fiery hate for Chaucer (seriously it’s best not to even bring him up), and an inability to properly summarize himself. His favourite directors are Kurosawa, Ozu, Godard, and Woody Allen. Elliott is also hilarious and an excellent cook (hey, it’s my bio, I can indulge myself a bit).

A scene from Sarah's Key

Review: Sarah’s Key

Transcending two different eras ““ World War II France and its modern day counterpart ““ along with a host of global locations,   Sarah’s…

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Review: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Leading up to this year’s TIFF, one of the titles that garnered the most buzz was Werner Herzog’s 3D documentary   Cave of Forgotten…

breathless

Breathless – There is no other

Breathless . The name alone evokes at least a dozen images to those familiar with cinema. And now, as scholars, both of the true…

Review: Sarah’s Key – TIFF 2010

Transcending two different eras ““ World War II France and its modern day counterpart ““ along with a host of global locations, Sarah’s Key…

Review: Even The Rain – TIFF 2010

There is something quite enjoyable about the premise of a film within a film. This form of narrative framing another narrative typically heightens the…

Review: Confessions – TIFF 2010

Going into this year’s TIFF Confessions was already riding a wave of success as one of the highest grossing films in its native Japan,…

Review: The Trip – TIFF 2010

The Trip is a film that could not have failed. With a killer cast composed of the reunited Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon and…