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Words and Pictures (2014)

Posted by Lesley Coffin July 8, 2014 0 Comment 3402 views

Words and Pictures fails, mostly because Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen fizzle rather than sizzle.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Posted by Sam Cooper May 14, 2014 1 Comment 6334 views

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case opens in Toronto on May 16, 2014 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

Marilyn Monroe and Emilio Pucci Designs

Posted by Christina Stewart April 30, 2014 0 Comment 8981 views

Emilio Pucci designs were the personal favorite of none other than Marilyn Monroe.

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 28, 2014 2 Comments 4606 views

Sometimes acting makes the movie. In The Most Dangerous game it decidedly does not.

The Mubi Cinematheque: The Circus (1928)

Posted by Jason Wilson April 24, 2014 0 Comment 6524 views

The Circus might not by Charlie Chaplin’s most emotionally potent film, but it sure is funny.

Buffalo ’66

Posted by Jared Bratt March 3, 2014 1 Comment 5154 views

Is Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo ’66 a perfect film? Jared Bratt thinks so.

The Academy Awards: A Guilty Pleasure

Posted by Jared Bratt March 2, 2014 0 Comment 3357 views

Jared Bratt runs through the good and the bad that make the Academy Awards a pleasure, but a guilty one.

Rooftops (1989)

Posted by John Munshour December 16, 2013 0 Comment 2003 views

It’’s a generally accepted strategy to play to your strengths. Like if I was Robert Wise, the Academy Award winning director of West Side Story, and I was looking to return to directing after a long absence, it would make sense for me to return to a well that’s yielded not only results, but Oscar-winning […]

Overlooked Gems: John Dies At the End (2013)

Posted by Lesley Coffin October 31, 2013 0 Comment 3089 views

In my last Halloween themed pick, I’ve selected one of the more recent films to come out which not only appeals to horror/sci-fi/fantasy fans, but is funny and weird enough to interest even some who don’t count themselves as loyal fans of these genre films.  Directed by Don Coscarelli, whose filmography includes Beast Master, Bubba […]

NYFF Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Posted by Lesley Coffin October 8, 2013 0 Comment 5295 views

Walter Mitty is one of the most iconic characters in literary history.  He’s become a character type who has been used to described countless other characters in popular culture since his invention by James Thurber.  But the actual short story is rather tiny (only two pages in most print editions) which leaves film adaptations open […]

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