Monthly Archives: March 2009

Cinéfranco 2009

Cinéfranco is Toronto’s festival of films in the French language. The 12th edition is running from tomorrow, March 27th, through April 5th at the Royal Cinema at 608 College Street West, featuring films from all over the French-speaking world, with … Continue reading

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel (Director: Yim Pil-Sung): I’m certainly no expert on horror films, never mind Asian horror films, but Yim Pil-Sung’s Hansel and Gretel has more in common with a film like Pan’s Labyrinth than, for instance, Ringu. That is … Continue reading

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Pauline Kael on Young Filmmakers

I’ve been dipping into Pauline Kael’s Deeper Into Movies lately and came across this delicious quote: There’s a good deal to be said for finding your way to moviemaking—as most of the early directors did—after living for some years in … Continue reading

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Bomber (Director: Paul Cotter): A well-edited trailer and an interesting premise drew me to this film, and I have to say up front that Bomber didn’t quite live up to expectations. It’s a film I wanted to like. Ross is … Continue reading

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Hot Docs 2009 Announces Full Lineup

This morning, Hot Docs announced the full lineup for the 16th edition of this internationally-renowned documentary film festival, running this year from April 30 – May 10. From the press release, I learned that there were almost 2,000 films submitted, … Continue reading

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