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Tim Burton’s Daydream After Halloween

December 12, 2010

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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 […]

Mommy & Benny & Me

November 29, 2010

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“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

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“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 […]

I Close My Eyes

October 11, 2010

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“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, […]

Lest I Forget

September 7, 2010

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First and foremost, please do not take the title of this post to be in any way disrespectful of veterans, war memorials or epitaphs in general. Maybe mindful of some of my conversations about Schindler’s List this past week, the phrase, lest we forget, kept recurring while I was writing so eventually I gave in […]

Ten Reasons Why I Love You

August 30, 2010

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Ignoring the dearth of comments for Once a Great Notion and pausing for a moment to point out that of the 165 visits to this site so far the greatest number has been to the afore-mentioned non-discussed post, I am reminded once again of people’s reticence to stick their heads above the parapet and state […]