Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Guatemalan Handshake

The Guatemalan Handshake (2006, Director: Todd Rohal): The film’s tagline is “A feast for the senses, a chal­lenge for the brain” and that about sums it up. Todd Rohal has cre­ated what must be con­sidered the first “mumble­core” com­edy and … Continue read­ing

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June 19–22: Generation DIY

Ron Mann and Gary Topp’s Filmswelike is present­ing “Generation DIY” from June 19–22 at the Bloor Cinema. This is per­haps the biggest col­lec­tion of “mumble­core” films ever screened together in Toronto and I’m ser­i­ously excited about see­ing a bunch of … Continue read­ing

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Wild Combination

Wild Combination (2007, Director: Matt Wolf): Until about a year ago, I’d never heard of Arthur Russell. A clas­sic­ally-trained cel­list who died at the age of 40 in 1992, Russell was in danger of fall­ing into obscur­ity. But then some­thing … Continue read­ing

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