Browsing All posts tagged under »Favourite film«

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 […]

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 […]

Sleepless in Laval – reasons to be cheerful – parte un

September 14, 2010


“The list is a good thing” It is midnight on Sunday the 12th September 2010 and I cannot sleep. This week I should be attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), tomorrow night the gala unveiling of TIFF and Cinematheque Ontario’s commitment to film in Toronto, the Bell Lightbox, yet here I sit in my […]

Lest I Forget

September 7, 2010


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 […]

Once a Great Notion

August 20, 2010


An initial article about Inception and Toy Story 3 led to a friend’s post on Facebook and his hopes for his son’s first experience at the movies. This led to some back and forths about early movie memories which in turn led to last week’s article about my own first film, Grease. This then resulted […]