Monthly Archives: December 2008

Cineforum to Close

Reg Hartt’s idio­syn­cratic Cineforum is shut­ting its doors after 16 years. I’ve seen the posters all over town for more than a dec­ade, but never once got to go. According to this Globe and Mail art­icle, Hartt’s land­lord is selling … Continue read­ing

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AV Club Picks Worst Films of 2008

Well, because someone actu­ally had to watch them, the Onion AV Club has help­fully assembled their list of the Worst Films of 2008. I’m happy to report that I haven’t seen any of the 17 tur­keys on this list, but … Continue read­ing

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Toronto Film Critics Awards 2008

In a bold move, the Toronto Film Critics Association has awar­ded their Best Picture award for 2008 to Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy (review). In addi­tion, they’ve hon­oured Michelle Williams’ per­form­ance with the Best Actress award. Personally, I’m delighted and … Continue read­ing

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Doubt

Doubt (2008, Director: John Patrick Shanley): Directing his own Tony award-win­n­ing play, John Patrick Shanley is helped enorm­ously by a stel­lar cast, includ­ing Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. All four were recently hon­oured with Golden … Continue read­ing

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Chris and Don. A Love Story

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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