Monthly Archives: January 2008

Quiet City/Dance Party USA

In her generally negative appraisal of the “mumblecore” movement in the November/December 2007 issue of Film Comment, Amy Taubin reserves praise for the two features written and directed by Aaron Katz, calling him a “breakout talent” and praising both the … Continue reading

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DDT On The Year in Docs

Close personal friend and sometime Toronto Screen Shots contributor David Dylan Thomas weighs in on 2007 documentaries. This clip reminds me that I need to get Dave to contribute here more. Maybe we could do a podcast or something?

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South by Southwest, Baby!

It’s that time of year again. I’m busily preparing to attend my eighth(!) South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas this March. I really should say conferences, because for the second year, I’ll have a Gold pass which allows me … Continue reading

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Dusty Cohl (1929-2008)

Dusty Cohl, the co-founder of the Toronto International Film Festival, has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 78. David Hudson at GreenCine collects some of the online tributes.

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Geoff Pevere: An Appreciation

Over the past week, a quiet but very profound change has taken place in the small world of Toronto film journalism. Geoff Pevere, one of the Toronto Star’s full-time film critics, has moved to the Books section. In return, longtime … Continue reading

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