Monthly Archives: November 2009


This is a very late leftover from Hot Docs but I’m post­ing it now because I want to give people access to the recor­ded Q&A as well as to let you know that you can buy the film on DVD … Continue read­ing

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Un prophète

Un prophète (Director: Jacques Audiard): Essentially a com­ing-of-age story set in a viol­ent and cor­rupt prison, Un prophète sprawls over 150 minutes and yet doesn’t really let you get to know prot­ag­on­ist Malik all that deeply. When we first meet … Continue read­ing

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Woodpecker is avail­able on DVD from Carnivalesque Films. You can buy the film dir­ectly from their web site. Woodpecker (Director: Alex Karpovsky): Hope, Emily Dickinson taught us, is the thing with feath­ers: Hope is the thing with feath­ers That perches … Continue read­ing

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In The Loop

In The Loop was released on DVD in Canada on November 10 by Alliance Films and will come out January 10, 2010 in the US. You can help Toronto Screen Shots by buy­ing it from or In The … Continue read­ing

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October Country

Editor’s Note: Doc Soup is a monthly doc­u­ment­ary screen­ing pro­gramme run by the good folks at Hot Docs. It gives audi­ences in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver their reg­u­lar doc fix each year from the fall through to the spring, … Continue read­ing

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