Monthly Archives: July 2009

What Were They Thinking: Tiptoes

Not sure if this will develop into a new category or not, but couldn’t resist posting about this one. The other night, over a few beers, a friend outlined the synopsis of a film so ridiculous that most of us … Continue reading

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Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae

Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae (Director: Stascha Bader): Well, I’ll get one thing out of the way first. The poster for this movie kind of sucks. But I think if you watch the trailer (embedded below), that might help you … Continue reading

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My Arthouse Education

I’ve just realized that 2009 marks the more-or-less 20th anniversary of the beginning of my cinephilia. Back in the late ’80s, Toronto had a handful of repertory cinemas under the Festival banner. The flagship was the Bloor Cinema, but I … Continue reading

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Black Narcissus

Editor’s Note: I’m introducing a new category called Snapshots with this review. These are short takes on older films. Short takes because I’m either too lazy to attempt a full review or else I’m intimidated by the wealth of other … Continue reading

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Humpday (Director: Lynn Shelton): Two reviews in a row about films by women directors about the delicate relationships between men. But Humpday and The Hurt Locker (review) couldn’t be more different. Where the latter ratcheted up the tension with action … Continue reading

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