Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker (Director: Kathryn Bigelow): I have only seen one other Kathryn Bigelow film, the oddly miscast Strange Days (1995), so I’m far from an expert on her work, but other critics have pointed out that she’s a first-rate … Continue reading

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One of the greatest things about attending SIFT this year was meeting some wonderful filmmakers. Paramita Nath is a Toronto native who has just had her first film, a documentary short, accepted at the Palm Springs Shortfest in California. Although … Continue reading

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Celebrity Shorts

“What I’ve always wanted to do is direct.” More cringeworthy words have never been uttered, when it comes to Hollywood stars wanting to switch sides of the camera. But is that fair? Lots of actors have gone on to respectable … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Shorts: Out There

Space. The final frontier. To boldly go where no short filmmaker has gone before…I was looking forward to this collection of sci-fi shorts for two reasons. First was to see the sort of kitschy retro-camp stuff where the effects and … Continue reading

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Worldwide Shorts Fest 2009 Opening Night Gala

As is their custom, the organizers of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival dedicate the Opening Night program to award-winning shorts from around the world. This means that these films have screened lots of other places, but for me, they’re … Continue reading

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