Monthly Archives: September 2009

enRoute Film Festival 2009

Over time, I’ve grown to appreciate short films more and more, and since their opportunities for theatrical release are so limited, I’m always glad to see shorts popping up in interesting places. For the past few years, Air Canada has … Continue reading

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Nordic Nights in Toronto

Though there’s scarcely any mention of it online, I’ve just been notified about a monthly screening series of Finnish and Icelandic films that takes place at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St.). Tickets for the Icelandic films are $8, while … Continue reading

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The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid (Director: Franny Armstrong): I’ve been following the story of this film for more than a year now and was glad to finally be able to see it last night at the Canadian premiere. The Age of … Continue reading

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Good News for Icelandic Cinema Buffs

Well, I should clarify. Good news for fans of Icelandic cinema, that is. If you’re a cinema buff from Iceland, this post may only be of interest to a subset of you. In any case, despite being underwhelmed by the … Continue reading

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Air Doll (Kûki ningyô)

Air Doll (Kûki ningyô) (Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda): The premise of Air Doll seems silly at best, salacious at worst: an inflatable sex doll comes to life. In the hands of another director, the resulting film would probably have been a … Continue reading

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