Monthly Archives: June 2010

Interview: Brent Hoff

I’m a huge fan of Wholphin, a quarterly DVD filled with short films pub­lished by the fine folks behind McSweeney’s and The Believer magazines. It’s one of the chief reas­ons why my appre­ci­ation for short films con­tin­ues to grow. So … Continue read­ing

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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (Directors: Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen): Toronto dir­ect­ors Dunn and McFadyen’s pre­vi­ous efforts Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, Global Metal, and Iron Maiden: Flight 666 were solid, if unspec­tac­u­lar, exam­in­a­tions of vari­ous aspects of the world … Continue read­ing

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Sci-Fi Shorts: Out There

Always one of my favour­ite pro­grams at the Worldwide Short Film Fest, the sci-fi shorts this year were also very strong, and less “retro-kitsch” than last year’s. Nice to see entries from such sci-fi hot­spots as New Zealand and Africa … Continue read­ing

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Worldwide Short Film Festival 2010 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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