Monthly Archives: November 2008

Le Tueur (The Killer)

Le Tueur (The Killer) (2007, Director: Cédric Anger): Dimitry is a hit­man vis­it­ing Paris with a simple assign­ment: kill busi­ness­man Leo Zimmerman. Only Leo has figured it out and con­fronts Dimitry before he can do the job, offer­ing him a … Continue read­ing

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Interview: Stéphanie Trépanier

Evokative Films is a brand-new Canadian film dis­trib­utor foun­ded in early 2008 with a fresh per­spect­ive on the dis­tri­bu­tion busi­ness. With a strong online pres­ence (a bilin­gual blog, YouTube chan­nel and Facebook page), its mis­sion is “to bring clever, enter­tain­ing … Continue read­ing

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Of Time and the City

Of Time and the City (2008, Director: Terence Davies): Davies’ first film since 2000’s The House of Mirth, and his first doc­u­ment­ary, Of Time and the City has been described as a love let­ter to his birth­place of Liverpool. Even … Continue read­ing

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Flower in the Pocket

Flower in the Pocket (Director: Liew Seng Tat): Just before the screen­ing, I over­heard someone prais­ing the Malaysian film­makers’ abil­ity to tell inter­est­ing stor­ies on min­is­cule budgets and then when the film was intro­duced, it was revealed that this film … Continue read­ing

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Oscar Doc Shortlist Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their doc­u­ment­ary short­l­ist yes­ter­day. Here are the 15 films selec­ted: At the Death House Door (review) The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Seneesh Encounters … Continue read­ing

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