Monthly Archives: January 2009

Not Another Post on the Oscar Noms!

This morning’s Academy Award nominations really drove home to me why I write this blog. I am not embarrassed to tell you that I have yet to see any of the films nominated for Best Picture. That’s not to say … Continue reading

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NFB Launches New Screening Room

Canada’s world-renowned National Film Board has launched a brand-new screening room section on their website, allowing free access to more than 700 films, clips and trailers. Included at launch are such animated classics as The Cat Came Back and The … Continue reading

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Cinema Eye Honors 2009 Nominees Announced

AJ Schnack announced the nominees for the second annual Cinema Eye Honors yesterday at Sundance. The awards ceremony will be held in New York City on Sunday March 29, 2009. Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking Man on Wire, directed by … Continue reading

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Recipes for Disaster (Katastrofin Aineksia)

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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The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984, Director: Rob Epstein): With all the publicity around Milk, Gus Van Sant’s biopic of pioneering gay political figure Harvey Milk, I’d been hearing on good authority that Rob Epstein’s Oscar-winning documentary, now almost 25 … Continue reading

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