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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

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Episode 193 - THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX

Episode 193 – THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX

Talkin' CLOVERFIELD PARADOX with Douglas Robinson.
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Eyes Open: A New Phase and A New Home for The Blind Spot Series

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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 (*...

Everyday People

Observations on a Friday MorningAside from a day or two here and there, it’s been pretty cool in town for the last few weeks. Right on cue, the humidity kicks in around Film Fest time. Kinda makes me think Mother Nature isn’t a Cinephile…I’m always intrigued by the range of wardrobe sported by TIFF patrons....

Observations on a Friday MorningAside from a day or two here and there, it’s been pretty cool in town for the last few weeks. Right on cue, the humidity kicks in around Film Fest time. Kinda makes me think Mother Nature isn’t a Cinephile…I’m always intrigued by the range of wardrobe sported by TIFF patrons....

Reaction: PERSEPOLIS

When I found out I’d be able to leave work early, I damned broke into a full out sprint out the door. Went home, fixed up a fajita dinner for me and the missus, changed clothes and was back out the door in no time flat. My fiancee is hellbent on documenting much of this...

When I found out I’d be able to leave work early, I damned broke into a full out sprint out the door. Went home, fixed up a fajita dinner for me and the missus, changed clothes and was back out the door in no time flat. My fiancee is hellbent on documenting much of this...

OK Computer

Wow…that state-of-the-art tiff07.ca server sure is working out well. In case you keep score of such things, the scoreboard is currently at Box Office 1 – Hatter 0. Went to try and grab a same-day ticket for my fiancee to come with me to PERSEPOLIS tonight but found out that it was rush only (even...

Wow…that state-of-the-art tiff07.ca server sure is working out well. In case you keep score of such things, the scoreboard is currently at Box Office 1 – Hatter 0. Went to try and grab a same-day ticket for my fiancee to come with me to PERSEPOLIS tonight but found out that it was rush only (even...

Things Have Changed

So after taking another long hard look at the film list, I realized there were many many great-looking films that I hadn’t chosen. So I selected a good thirty or so and jotted them down on the list of “Screenings to Add”. You know the drill – you have a hole in your Tuesday schedule...

So after taking another long hard look at the film list, I realized there were many many great-looking films that I hadn’t chosen. So I selected a good thirty or so and jotted them down on the list of “Screenings to Add”. You know the drill – you have a hole in your Tuesday schedule...