Monthly Archives: November 2011

European Union Film Festival 2011

Now in its sev­enth year in Toronto, the European Union Film Festival is still a little under the radar for most film fans in our city, and that’s a shame. For one, it’s the only film fest­ival I’m aware of … Continue read­ing

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A Word from the Man Behind the Curtain

Back in January, 2011 was look­ing to be a very good year indeed. I had just fin­ished com­pil­ing the votes for the inaug­ural CAST Awards and was pleased with the level of par­ti­cip­a­tion. In March, I was flattered to be … Continue read­ing

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Waiting for the End of the World: Lars von Trier Retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Years before he was per­sona non grata at the Cannes Film Festival, I dis­covered the films of Danish “bad boy” Lars von Trier at the old Cinematheque Ontario. So it’s fit­ting that the folks behind the Cinematheque are bring­ing a … Continue read­ing

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Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2011

Celebrating its 15th year, Reel Asian returns this year to both Toronto (November 8–13) and Richmond Hill (November 18–19) with a strong lineup of cinema from East and Southeast Asia. Here are a few high­lights I’m look­ing for­ward to: Saturday … Continue read­ing

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Deep End

BFI Flipside released Deep End in a combo DVD/Blu-ray pack­age in the UK on July 18, 2011. The region-free pack­age is avail­able from Amazon.co.uk. Deep End (Director: Jerzy Skolimowski): Somewhat con­demned to art­house obscur­ity after its 1970 release, Skolimowski’s first … Continue read­ing

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