Monthly Archives: October 2009

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2009

Each year, the Reel Asian festival’s lineup gets stronger and stronger, and this year looks particularly good to me. Now in its 13th year, this annual festival of cinema from East and Southeast Asia will bring 49 films from 14 … Continue reading

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CBQM (Director: Dennis Allen): 150 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, Fort McPherson is a small town of about 750 inhabitants in the Northwest Territories. At the heart of this community is the citizen-run radio station, CBQM. This shoestring operation … Continue reading

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imagineNATIVE 2009

From October 14-18, the 10th annual imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival celebrates aboriginal cinema from all over the world, while showcasing many of Canada’s native filmmakers and artists. Tonight’s Opening Night film is Neil Diamond’s acclaimed documentary Reel Injun, … Continue reading

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Love You More

Editor’s Note: Love You More is available on Wholphin No. 8, a great compilation of short films from the same people who publish McSweeney’s. Love You More (Director: Sam Taylor-Wood): Based on a short story by English playwright Patrick Marber, … Continue reading

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Dead Snow (Død Snø)

Dead Snow (Død Snø) (Director: Tommy Wirkola): With a great tagline (“Ein! Zwei! DIE!”) and a winning concept (Nazi zombies!!), Dead Snow should have been a lot of fun. I’d missed it when it screened recently at the Toronto After … Continue reading

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