Posts filed under "News & Notes"

Letter from the Editor: May 13, 2013

Posted by Brandy Dean May 13, 2013 0 Comment 2484 views

Good morning Pretty Clever Film Fans! Pretty Clever Films turned two years old on Saturday, so I wanted to take a moment to sit back, survey the state of the site, and – most of all – say thank you to everyone who’s tracking along. What started as little silent film blog with the publication […]

Get Your Pre-Code Fix this Weekend in Toronto

Posted by Brandy Dean May 7, 2013 0 Comment 3609 views

Whether you’re a Pre-code film fan already or you’re looking to dig deeper and learn more about this fascinating period in film history, the Toronto Film Society is about to make you very happy. The Society’s annual May weekend is devoted solely to the Pre-Code era this year. That’s 3 full days of nothing but […]

Letter to the Editor Regarding The Donovan Affair

Posted by Brandy Dean May 2, 2013 0 Comment 2965 views

Last week we published a piece on the presentation of The Donovan Affair at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2013 written by our intrepid west coast correspondent Wade Sheeler. The Producer and curator of this presentation, Bruce Goldstein, reached out to Wade to provide further information and clarification. His letter is printed in full below. – […]

Top 5 Docs to See at Hot Docs on Friday April 26

Posted by Brandy Dean April 26, 2013 0 Comment 2947 views

Today is the first full day of Hot Docs screening and it’s time to get into gear. To help guide you through the choices – so many choices! – here are the top 5 docs to see at Hot Docs on Friday April 26. The Burger and The King Fri, Apr 26 11:00 AM Isabel Bader Theatre […]

TCM Classic Film Fest 2013

Posted by Wade Sheeler April 23, 2013 8 Comments 8824 views

*Editor’s note – I am delighted and NOT AT ALL envious that Wade Sheeler will be running around the TCM Classic Film Fest in sunny L.A. while I’m wading through Hot Docs in Toronto. Wade will not only be watching movies and posting on the website, he’ll be Facbooking and Tweeting on the PCF feeds, too! Look […]

Hot Docs 2013 is Upon Us

Posted by Brandy Dean April 11, 2013 0 Comment 3938 views

It’s that time of year, again. The air is warming, the snow is thawing, and facts are in the air. That’s right – it’s time again for Hot Docs. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival will take over Toronto from April 25 to May 5. This year’s lineup presents 205 titles from 43 countries in […]

Win a LomoKino Prize Pack from Lomography Canada

Posted by Brandy Dean March 25, 2013 0 Comment 9029 views

Entries are now closed for this contest. Please check back tomorrow to find out who won! I mentioned a while back that the uber-kewl Lomography Canada got on board with Pretty Clever Films and Calling All Cinemaniacs! by loaning me an amazing LomoKino! Now Lomography Canada has generously offered up a LomoKino prize pack (value […]

Check out this Funny Short from Brothers Tucker

Posted by Brandy Dean February 28, 2013 1 Comment 11160 views

One of the awesome contributors to Calling All Cinemaniacs!, Tony Tucker, is part of Brothers Tucker, a sibling duo intent on making you laugh. Tony doesn’t just fund little film related projects, he also makes ’em! Brothers Tucker just posted their latest  vid, “Sweaty Taint,” at Funny or Die. A chucklicious five minutes about one man’s quest […]

Psychic Critic: These Are the 2013 Oscar Winners

Posted by Wade Sheeler February 24, 2013 4 Comments 4811 views

This just in: I woke up from a mad dream in a feverish sweat. A voice from the heavens crackled across my brain, and the voice named the Oscar winners to me. It’s currently 1:35 PM PST and I want to see if this voice was an ethereal presence, an supernatural disturbance or my own […]

Coming Up in Toronto – Film Noir Double Bill from Toronto Film Society

Posted by Brandy Dean February 17, 2013 0 Comment 3409 views

As part of the ongoing Monday Night Film Buff Series from the Toronto Film Society, you can catch a nail-biting film noir double bill tomorrow at the Carlton Cinema. Tomorrow’s bill included Railroaded!, Anthony Mann’s classic film noir featuring a beautician, her crooked boyfriend, and a frame up, followed by He Walked by Night, a […]

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