Monthly Archives: November 2007

Scorsese Scores with Short

Martin Scorsese has created a short film for Spanish winemaker Freixenet that pays homage to Hitchcock. It’s not obvious from the film itself that it’s a commercial (unless you know wine and the title “The Key to Reserva” doesn’t tip … Continue reading

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Heima (Director: Dean De Blois, 2007): Ever since Bob blogged about the trailer way back in August, I’ve been desperate to see this film. Screenings have been carefully controlled, and I was fortunate to attend the first Canadian screening last … Continue reading

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Finishing the Game

Finishing the Game (Director: Justin Lin, 2007): Bruce Lee died in 1973 during the filming of his “dream project,” a film to be called “The Game of Death.” Five years later, the producers released a film under that title that … Continue reading

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LOL (Director: Joe Swanberg, 2006): With the backlash against the so-called “mumblecore” movement already starting, I thought I’d better review this film now. I’ll admit that this is only the second film I’ve seen that falls within the bounds of … Continue reading

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Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)

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

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