Monthly Archives: October 2008

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008, Director: Kurt Kuenne): Messy and unapologetically manipulative, Dear Zachary feels quite a bit like the grieving process itself. Equal parts schmaltz and rage, it accurately reflects the feelings of … Continue reading

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Roger’s Rules of Order

The legendary Roger Ebert has posted a lengthy but hilarious diatribe in the form of his “little rule book” for film critics. I nervously glanced through to make sure I hadn’t committed any of the sins mentioned, and can truthfully … Continue reading

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Trouble the Water

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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Mutant Chronicles

Mutant Chronicles (2008, Director: Simon Hunter): Take Starship Troopers and strip out all that messy political satire. Combine with equal parts Alien and Fellowship of the Ring, then sprinkle with The Dirty Dozen. Reuse every cliche and plot device and … Continue reading

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Watchmen Teaser Poster

The buzz continues to build for the film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen. The above “teaser poster” was released today, even though the film isn’t scheduled for release until March. My friend Brent has … Continue reading

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