Posts tagged with "Hitchcock"

Who is Hitch?: Hitchcock (2012) and The Girl (2012)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian June 3, 2013 0 Comment 9444 views

Films about filmmakers are a tricky proposition for studios and audiences alike. They are inherently self-indulgent, full of tiresome in-references and many have an unfortunate tendency towards valorizing the unscrupulous behaviour usually involved in making a classic motion picture. There have been exceptional films which use the life of a filmmaker to address something more […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean September 30, 2011 3 Comments 1775 views

Well it’s another week done gone, ladies and gents! The weather in Toronto is a little nutty, ranging from downright nippy to warm enough for a/c in a single day. In true Canadian fashion, as soon as the sun peeks out, every man, woman, and child heads outside under the banner of “this might be […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean September 2, 2011 5 Comments 2184 views

Another week down, y’all! Pretty Clever Film Gal is gearing up for a long weekend and plotting her TIFF strategies. Whether you’re celebrating Labor Day or Labour Day, I hope you have a few great movies queued up for weekend viewing. Before you hit the multiplex, the arthouse, or the couch,enjoy some of the best […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean July 1, 2011 1 Comment 1610 views

It’s a holiday weekend no matter which side of the fence you’re on. Happy Canada Day and/or Happy 4th of July, depending on where you are! Since I’m existentially straddling that fence, I’ve decided to celebrate both. Summer holiday weekends mean bbq, pool dates, fireworks and, of course, lots of movies! So kick back, soak […]

Hitchcock in the ’50’s on TCM!

Posted by Brandy Dean June 27, 2011 0 Comment 1253 views

Don’t forget that TCM is showing 5 (that’s right, 5) Hitchcock films from the ’50’s. Arguably, this is the golden era of Hitchcock. But, shhh,  let’s not argue…let’s just watch. Fire up the DVR or start drinking coffee if you don’t have one! Stage Fright at 8:00 pm EST I Confess at 10:00 pm EST […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean June 24, 2011 1 Comment 1614 views

It’s rainy but it’s Friday! A rainy summer afternoon is designed for staying in with good coffee and great movies. Or really really bad movies… maybe it’s time to dive into the cheesy sci-fi flicks TCM has been airing in the “Drive-In Double Features” series? Whether you’re going high-brow or low-brow, pick a flick and […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean June 17, 2011 1 Comment 1287 views

Whew… it’s been a hilarious week at Pretty Clever Films. I hope everyone enjoyed Buster Keaton Week as much as I did. Of course I had the distinct please of watching Buster while everyone else had to read my rambling thoughts about him, so it may have been more fun for me. Though I was […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean June 10, 2011 5 Comments 2476 views

Well it’s another week down, and it’s a warm sunny Friday. While I sip a Mai Tai out by the pool, take a read around the interwebs. Here’s a round up of fun and interesting things I found this week. It’s Anthony Weiner free, scout’s honor. And don’t forget to drop by next week… I’m […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean June 3, 2011 3 Comments 1838 views

I spend a lot of time on the interwebs so you don’t have to. Spend your internet minutes wisely with this handy guide to the best of the best from my online week. Torsten Reitz examines the resurgence of the gangster pic over at The Moving Arts Film Journal with the “The Rise and Fall, […]

Film Friday | Weekly Roundup

Posted by Brandy Dean May 27, 2011 1 Comment 1460 views

It’s Memorial Day Weekend people! That means burgers, beers, and a classic war movies marathon on TCM. Here’s a few other things to read, see, and think about as you laze around in the sun. Having very fond memories of the Muppets, I’m getting more amped about the Muppet movies as teasers trickle out. Check […]

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