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 (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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