Monthly Archives: July 2007

Book Recommendation: C.W.T.G.M.O.H.G.A.A.T.A.F.I.

Bearing the unwiel­di­est of titles, Conversations with The Great Moviemakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age at the American Film Institute nev­er­the­less deserves a spot on your sum­mer read­ing list. AFI founder George Stevens Jr. col­lects inter­views with many of Hollywood’s great … Continue read­ing

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Sunshine

Sunshine (Director: Danny Boyle, UK, 2007): Last night, cour­tesy of the good folks at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, I was able to catch the pre­view screen­ing of Danny Boyle’s latest film, a sci-fi epic in the old-fash­ioned sense. … Continue read­ing

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Interview

Interview (Director: Steve Buscemi, USA, 2007): Interview is the first film in a planned tri­logy of films hon­our­ing Dutch film­maker Theo Van Gogh, who was murdered in 2004. Each will be a remake of a Van Gogh film dir­ec­ted by … Continue read­ing

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Rize

Rize (Director: David LaChapelle, USA, 2005): David LaChapelle is mostly known for his pho­to­graphy and music videos. If you haven’t seen this doc­u­ment­ary film, then you’re prob­ably not famil­iar with clown­ing and krump­ing, a dan­cing sub­cul­ture in Los Angeles. The … Continue read­ing

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TIFF 2007 Site Now Live

The Toronto International Film Fest has launched its new web site, and finally at their own easy-to-remem­ber URL. Previously, the TIFF site was a sub­dir­ect­ory on the page of Bell Canada, our phone com­pany, which always struck me as odd. … Continue read­ing

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