Episode 183 – LOGAN LUCKY

Episode 183 – LOGAN LUCKY

Talkin' LOGAN LUCKY with Andrew James.
Decade: Reflecting on Ten Years of Writing The Matinee

Decade: Reflecting on Ten Years of Writing The Matinee

Ten years of film. Ten years of love. Ten years of life.
DETROIT

DETROIT

How did we get here?
LADY MACBETH

LADY MACBETH

Don't get distracted by divine dresses; this is a story of cold calculation.
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Reaction: HERE IS WHAT IS

There are two types of “Rock Docs”: the linear and the creative. The linear is by far the most popular – soundbites and interviews stitched with still images of album covers and chords of greatest hits (for example THE USA VS JOHN LENNON). Then there is the creative – the type of film where the...

There are two types of “Rock Docs”: the linear and the creative. The linear is by far the most popular – soundbites and interviews stitched with still images of album covers and chords of greatest hits (for example THE USA VS JOHN LENNON). Then there is the creative – the type of film where the...

Get In Line

After that first box-office miss I suffered trying to get a ticket to PERSEPOLIS, I’ve actually been doing very well with picking up tickets as I go. Here’s a small secret – the Best Bets list isn’t nearly as complete as you’d think. In the past it was academic – if a movie showed up...

After that first box-office miss I suffered trying to get a ticket to PERSEPOLIS, I’ve actually been doing very well with picking up tickets as I go. Here’s a small secret – the Best Bets list isn’t nearly as complete as you’d think. In the past it was academic – if a movie showed up...

Reaction: LUST, CAUTION

Confession time: when you are so tired that you fall asleep on the couch – and don’t even remember getting into bed, you probably shouldn’t start the next day with a slow-simmering foreign film. I’m not going to actually rate LUST, CAUTION in this reaction piece…but there are a few things I can tell you...

Confession time: when you are so tired that you fall asleep on the couch – and don’t even remember getting into bed, you probably shouldn’t start the next day with a slow-simmering foreign film. I’m not going to actually rate LUST, CAUTION in this reaction piece…but there are a few things I can tell you...

Reaction: JUNO

I will catch up before the day ends…I will catch up before the day ends… Sorry – just having a Stuart Smalley moment here, at least this reaction will get yesterday’s experiences over and done with. So the last movie of the night was JUNO (****), the latest film by director Jason Reitman. Reitman’s THANK...

I will catch up before the day ends…I will catch up before the day ends… Sorry – just having a Stuart Smalley moment here, at least this reaction will get yesterday’s experiences over and done with. So the last movie of the night was JUNO (****), the latest film by director Jason Reitman. Reitman’s THANK...

Power to the People

Observations On a Sunday MorningIf you were out and around some of yesterday’s Film Festival screenings, you may have noticed a collection of protesters. I’m not sure exactly who the group was, but they were clearly against films that glamorize smoking. Fair issue, but what started bugging me was how they chose to protest. They...

Observations On a Sunday MorningIf you were out and around some of yesterday’s Film Festival screenings, you may have noticed a collection of protesters. I’m not sure exactly who the group was, but they were clearly against films that glamorize smoking. Fair issue, but what started bugging me was how they chose to protest. They...

Reaction: BATTLE IN SEATTLE

Starting my Film Festival with PERSEPOLIS, THE ORPHANAGE, and CONTROL was something similar to seeing a baseball game where the three lead off batters hit home runs. It was with great expectations then, that I walked into my first show at The Ryerson – Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE (* * *). The film is...

Starting my Film Festival with PERSEPOLIS, THE ORPHANAGE, and CONTROL was something similar to seeing a baseball game where the three lead off batters hit home runs. It was with great expectations then, that I walked into my first show at The Ryerson – Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE (* * *). The film is...

Heroes

During today’s screening of CONTROL, I got to meet Anton Corbijn for a few moments. I told him I was a photographer, and that his work inspired me. He thanked me, wished me luck, and told me to enjoy the film. He also autographed my LP copy of All That You Can’t Leave Behind by...

During today’s screening of CONTROL, I got to meet Anton Corbijn for a few moments. I told him I was a photographer, and that his work inspired me. He thanked me, wished me luck, and told me to enjoy the film. He also autographed my LP copy of All That You Can’t Leave Behind by...

Reaction: CONTROL

Saturday morning began with a big film for me. When I’m not blogging and running around film festivals, I’m a photographer. When I was first getting into photography, Anton Corbijn was one of the artists I was inspired by. So it was with great anticipation today that I went to see CONTROL (* * *...

Saturday morning began with a big film for me. When I’m not blogging and running around film festivals, I’m a photographer. When I was first getting into photography, Anton Corbijn was one of the artists I was inspired by. So it was with great anticipation today that I went to see CONTROL (* * *...

Reaction: THE ORPHANAGE

In all my TIFF excitement, I almost forgot to give a plug. My little brother is a contributor to the TIFF Midnight Madness blog. He’s had some pretty cool moments already – take a look at his stuff over here. So tonight it was time for some Spanish eeriness by way of THE ORPHANAGE (*...

In all my TIFF excitement, I almost forgot to give a plug. My little brother is a contributor to the TIFF Midnight Madness blog. He’s had some pretty cool moments already – take a look at his stuff over here. So tonight it was time for some Spanish eeriness by way of THE ORPHANAGE (*...