Monthly Archives: November 2007

Scorsese Scores with Short

Martin Scorsese has cre­ated a short film for Spanish wine­maker Freixenet that pays homage to Hitchcock. It’s not obvi­ous from the film itself that it’s a com­mer­cial (unless you know wine and the title “The Key to Reserva” doesn’t tip … Continue read­ing

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Heima

Heima (Director: Dean De Blois, 2007): Ever since Bob blogged about the trailer way back in August, I’ve been des­per­ate to see this film. Screenings have been care­fully con­trolled, and I was for­tu­nate to attend the first Canadian screen­ing last … Continue read­ing

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Finishing the Game

Finishing the Game (Director: Justin Lin, 2007): Bruce Lee died in 1973 dur­ing the film­ing of his “dream pro­ject,” a film to be called “The Game of Death.” Five years later, the pro­du­cers released a film under that title that … Continue read­ing

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LOL

LOL (Director: Joe Swanberg, 2006): With the back­lash against the so-called “mumble­core” move­ment already start­ing, I thought I’d bet­ter review this film now. I’ll admit that this is only the second film I’ve seen that falls within the bounds of … Continue read­ing

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Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)

Editor’s Note: Doc Soup is a monthly doc­u­ment­ary screen­ing pro­gramme run by the good folks at Hot Docs. It gives audi­ences in Toronto (and now Calgary and Vancouver!) their reg­u­lar doc fix each year from the fall through to the … Continue read­ing

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