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05.09.10
Film Criticism and Theory
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, Reel Asian presents its first cross-Canada tour SENSE OF WONDER, a dynamic selection of thought-provoking Asian Canadian shorts from across the country. This program will be seen in four different cities this May including
01.22.10
Film Criticism and Theory
Pee-Wee Herman appeared last night on the second to last episode of Conan O'brien's "Tonight Show," to help break down the events that lead up to Conan's break from NBC. Pee-Wee (AKA Paul Reubens) aficionados know that the character -- loosely
11.23.09
Film Criticism and Theory
Next Monday, November 30 marks this years Gotham Film Awards hosted by the Independent Film Project. This seems like a good moment to offer some info, for those of you who don't know much about the IFP. From their website: After
11.13.09
Film Criticism and Theory
GraceAnne is a curator for the music section of Art+Culture; Taien Ng-Chan curates the film section. We decided to interview each other on how we see the relationship between music and film. Here is an edited version of our initial dialogue: GraceAnne:
11.13.09
Film Criticism and Theory
This clip is a rarely seen interview with much adored Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki, which aired in 1990 on a French TV show called "Cinema Cinemas." It's definitely fun to see where the downplayed sense of humour in Kaurismaki's films comes
11.13.09
Film Criticism and Theory
by Troy
The inhumanity of it all left me chilled, frightened, and at times, in tears. Actress Milla Jovovich opens The Fourth Kind declaring that “every scene in this movie is supported by archive footage.” The footage she refers to depicts hypnotherapy sessions
11.10.09
Film Criticism and Theory
This is the middle part of a 1986 interview that legendary French auteur Jean-Luc Godard conducted with Woody Allen. Here, they have a (somewhat dated) discussion about the superiority of the movie theatre over television. If you're saddened at 9 more
11.05.09
Film Criticism and Theory
http://www.ryeberg.comI have spent far too much time on Ryeberg lately. The concept behind the website is simple, but brilliant. Curators ( "smart, distinguished people" like writers Pasha Malla, Russell Smith, Sheila Heti, Mary Gaitskill, video artist Mike Hoolboom, etc.) select and
10.29.09
Film Criticism and Theory
Life is full of opportunities to experience art. The notes below are reflections on five instances in October when I chose to show up. Please feel free to tell me about your events or suggest things that I could see or
10.27.09
Film Criticism and Theory
David Lynch on iPhone:
10.03.09
Film Criticism and Theory
The Cinematic City, or how a city is perceived as a collection of moods, ideas and images found in cinematic history and the collective imagination, is something that I've been interested in some time now. And when thinking about 2010, Vancouver
10.03.09
Film Criticism and Theory
On June 24th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced some momentous news about next year's Oscars--there will be 10 nominees for Best Picture, instead of the usual 5. This is probably the biggest embarkment the Academy has taken
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