Monthly Archives: January 2012

Blind Spots: Psycho

This post is part of the Blind Spots 2012 series. For back­ground on the series, read the ori­ginal post Psycho (Director: Alfred Hitchcock): One of the first things I noticed about this clas­sic hor­ror film is how Hitchcock works hard … Continue read­ing

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Backyard (Director: Árni Sveinsson): While it’s true that I’ve long been a fan of Icelandic cinema, I have been a fan of Icelandic music for even longer. In the late 1980s, a band called The Sugarcubes and their elfin singer … Continue read­ing

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The Hour (BBC)

Editor’s Note: The Hour will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US and Canada on February 7 by BBC America. You can help Toronto Screen Shots by buy­ing from or For my Canadian read­ers, I must … Continue read­ing

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The Palace

The Palace (Director: Anthony Maras): Perhaps it’s fit­ting that so soon after host­ing the first Shorts That Are Not Pants screen­ing, I was asked to review a batch of shorts in con­ten­tion for this year’s Oscars®. First up is The … Continue read­ing

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Blind Spots: Directors

Okay, this is def­in­itely not meant to add to my already bur­den­some film-view­ing work­load for 2012, but as I was think­ing about the idea of cine­matic blind spots, I wondered about the idea of lar­ger gaps of know­ledge. How many … Continue read­ing

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