Toronto International Film Festival 2019 Review – Guest of Honour

Guest of Honour, 2019. Directed by Atom Egoyan Starring David Thewlis, Laysla De Oliveira, Luke Wilson, Rossif Sutherland, Arsinée Khanjian and Alexandre Bourgeois Synopsis: Jim (Thewlis) is a ...

Venice Film Review: ‘Guest of Honour’

Venice Film Review: ‘Guest of Honour’ It would take more explaining than the film merits to articulate why deep-fried rabbit ears are briefly a plot point in “Guest of Honour,” but so they are: The camera grazes over a platter of the ...

First image of Boaz Armoni's 'The Electrifiers' (exclusive)

The film follows a group of washed-up pop musicians trying to stage a comeback. Tel Aviv-based companies Green Productions and Sushi and Bourekas have released a first look image of Boaz Armoni’s ...

Todd Solondz, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Franka Potente films head for Berlin co-pro market

Todd Solondz, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Franka Potente films head for Berlin co-pro market A total of 36 projects will be in Berlin. Source: X-Filme Run Lola Run The Berlinale co-production market (February 17 – 21, 2018) will welcome 36 new feature film projects that are looking for ...

Toronto: The Cinematic City

The most populous city in Canada has appeared on-screen in many different ways over the years.Enemy (2013) There are many ways in which cities are portrayed in cinema. Sometimes cities are anonymous ...

“Paterson” by Jim Jarmusch: Trying Too Hard for Not Much

Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” is the second film at this year’s festival with poetry as its central theme, though unlike Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surrealist extravaganza “Endless Poetry”, “Paterson” deals ...

Atom Egoyan accepts Honorary Heart of Sarajevo

Atom Egoyan accepts Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Canadian film-maker received the honour before a screening of Exotica as part of the Tribute To… programme At the Sarajevo Film Festival on Wednesday [Aug 19], Canadian director Atom Egoyan received ...

Egoyan’s brilliant erotic thriller ‘Exotica’ looks desperation in the eye

Exotica Written & Directed by Atom Egoyan Canada, 1994 Atom Egoyan’s serpentine erotic thriller, Exotica, is a flawless exercise in understated urgency. Flashbacks, arresting visuals, and Mychael ...

Blu-ray Review: 'Next of Kin' (rerelease)

★★★★☆ Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan has explored a wealth of recurring motifs throughout his career thus far. These include repeated inspections of identity, performance and voyeurism amidst wider ...

Cannes: Dardenne-led Cinéfondation Jury Awards Three Short Films

Cannes: Dardenne-led Cinéfondation Jury Awards Three Short Films The Cannes Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury announced its winners. Jean-Pierre Dardenne led the jury of Arsinée Khanjian, Karim Aïnouz, Emmanuel Carrère and Yu Lik-Wai. Three of the festival's 15 ...

Belgian filmmaker Dardenne to head Cinefondation and short films Jury in Cannes

Belgian filmmaker Dardenne to head Cinefondation and short films Jury in Cannes Jean-Pierre Dardenne Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgian director, scriptwriter and producer) will preside over the jury for the Cinéfondation and short films at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Dardenne ...

Daily Briefing. Sampling Trailers for Films @ Sfiff + Tribeca

The San Francisco International Film Festival unveiled the lineup and program for its 55th edition yesterday, 174 films in all, from 45 countries. Sfiff's not a festival that places much emphasis on ...

Minority View: Exotica by Atom Egoyan

Although Canada was long ignored as a film producing country, it has produced the English-speaking world’s two greatest filmmakers after 1990. If one of these is David Cronenberg, the other is Atom ...

Jennifer Love Hewitt named worst actress since 1985

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Love Hewitt has recently received a not-so-flattering title from ‘Slate’ magazine: Worst Actress since 1985. Love Hewitt was chosen from 2,700 directors and actors who ...

Who Did Slate Name as the Worst Actress Since 1985?

The snarky statisticians over at online magazine Slate have named Jennifer Love Hewitt the worst actress since 1985. Action star Chuck Norris was named the worst actor. The editors chose from 2,700 ...

Kick Them When They Fall Down: The Worst Actress of All Time?

Perusing the online entertainment news over at the Los Angeles Times, there was a headline that caught my eye right away: "Rotten Tomatoes critics agree: Jennifer Love Hewitt is the worst actress of ...

Blu-Ray Review: Catherine Breillat’s ‘Fat Girl’ Proves Unforgettable

Chicago – So many films come and go without leaving a permanent imprint on one’s cinematic memory. Catherine Breillat’s galvanizing 2001 drama, “Fat Girl,” is most certainly not among them. I’ll never ...

Pajba's Guide to What's Good for You: Snow Movies

In 1922, Robert J. Flaherty gave us Nanook of the North, one of my favourite silent films and an early example of a snow movie--that is, a movie that wouldn't be what it is without its wintry ...

Adoration | Film review

In the late 90s, Atom Egoyan seemed to be entering the mainstream with the striking The Sweet Hereafter and the creepy Felicia's Journey. But this movie, set in Toronto and starring his wife and muse, ...

This week's new cinema reviews

Precious (15) (Lee Daniels, 2009, Us) Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey. 110 mins. It sounds like a relentlessly depressing pile-up of miseries: the tale of a 1980s Harlem ...

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