Monthly Archives: December 2009

L’heure d’été (Summer Hours)

L’heure d’été (Summer Hours) (Director: Olivier Assayas): On the one hand, Summer Hours has been getting some of the strongest reviews of the year, and yet in some quarters it is being derided as “the furniture movie.” Let me explain. … Continue reading

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Radio On

Radio On (Director: Christopher Petit): A few years ago, I picked up this DVD, likely for the same reason as Plexifilm decided to put it out: an amazing soundtrack featuring songs by Bowie, Kraftwerk, Lene Lovich, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury … Continue reading

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Short of the Week

I’ve been paying a lot more attention to short films over the past few years, and I’m exited to have found a really excellent resource for finding and seeing these bite-sized gems of cinema. Short of the Week is a … Continue reading

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Black Field

Note: Since the film hasn’t had a theatrical or DVD release yet, I had a hard time assigning this entry a category. I’ve decided to file it under Film Festivals since the film recently screened at the Vancouver International Film … Continue reading

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Interview: Kat Cizek

The National Film Board recently released Filmmaker-in-Residence, a DVD box set of Katerina (Kat) Cizek’s pioneering work with St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Cizek was “embedded” as a filmmaker working at the hospital for a period of several years and … Continue reading

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