welcomes friends old and new to an ongoing, ever-unfolding essay on film and its influence on our lives to date. It can be read as individual parts or you can start at the bottom with Inception and Beyond and work your way forward if you like.

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Tim Burton’s Daydream After Halloween

December 12, 2010


First things first; here in Toronto everything’s gone a little bit Burton since the announcement earlier this year of an exhibition spanning the director’s creative career at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Bell Lightbox, swanky new home to all things cinema in Toronto. The exhibit, which exceeded all expectations during its initial run at […]

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Mommy & Benny & Me

November 29, 2010


“Gone Baby Gone is pretty damn good too, even if it is directed by Ben Affleck” One should never quote oneself, I’m sure somebody once said that but appreciating the implied irony, decided to let their wisdom remain anonymous, uncredited and therefore a little more post-modern. The above words are the closing lines from last […]

Glory Days, Glory Bound or Gone Baby Gone?

November 15, 2010


“This train is bound for glory, this train is bound for glory…don’t carry nothing but the righteous and the holy…this train don’t carry no gamblers, liars, thieves, nor big shot ramblers…this train don’t carry no smokers, two bit liars, small time jokers…this train don’t carry no con men, no wheelers dealers, here and gone men…this […]

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Stillness Is the Move This Week, Music Is My Radar

October 31, 2010


“Oh no! Here they come, The members of the Deadbeat Club.” Yesterday morning and again today I listened to an album on the way to work that bunted me out of my early morning ritual. Having listened to most of the ‘cool recent releases’ from bands such as Broken Social Scene, Crystal Castles, Titus Andronicus […]

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I Close My Eyes

October 11, 2010


“If you win, you win. If you lose, you still win” Some weeks back I wrote a piece called Ten Reasons Why I Love You wherein I took a swipe at the American Film Institute’s Ten Greatest films in Ten Classic Genres. Reminding you of those ‘classic’ genres they examined Animation, Romantic Comedy, Western, Mystery, […]

La Belle et La Betty

October 4, 2010


Two weeks ago I was prepared to sit down and write that La Belle et La Bete, Jean Cocteau’s 1946 interpretation of Madame Leprince de Beaumont’s 1756 telling of Beauty and the Beast, was my favourite film of all time. At the time I would have been right but I delayed writing because I wanted […]

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The Horror, The Horror

September 26, 2010


“That is why…we cannot consider fiction by periods, we must not contemplate the stream of time…Let us avoid it by imagining that all novelists are at work together in a circular room…The final test of a novel will be affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which […]

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