Short Cuts: The Brothers Grimsby, The Conjuring 2, The Angry Birds Movie

The Brothers Grimsby Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong Directed by Louis Leterrier Sony Though it was a critical and commercial disaster upon its release in North America earlier … Continue reading Short Cuts: The Brothers Grimsby, The Conjuring 2, The Angry Birds Movie

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TIFF 2014: Interview with Entangled’s Tony Elliott

Who hasn’t fantasized about living a different life, bifurcated, one where you could make a whole new set of choices and see where they lead? But still live your own life, … Continue reading TIFF 2014: Interview with Entangled’s Tony Elliott

TIFF 2014: Interview with Indigo’s Amanda Strong

In my continuing series on the Short Cuts Canada Programmes, today we look at one of the most visually striking films in the series, Amanda Strong’s Indigo. Filmed entirely in stop-motion, … Continue reading TIFF 2014: Interview with Indigo’s Amanda Strong

TIFF 2014: Interview with Sleeping Giant’s Andrew Cividino

Sometimes a short film is its own thing. Sometimes it’s a calling card, a director’s notice that this great story could be even more as a feature. The Short Cuts … Continue reading TIFF 2014: Interview with Sleeping Giant’s Andrew Cividino

Death of the Expected: The Films of Robert Altman

Prolific, rambunctious, and one of the true independents of cinema, Robert Altman was the kind of director Hollywood hated. From his 1970 breakthrough M*A*S*H to his final film, the elegiac A Prairie … Continue reading Death of the Expected: The Films of Robert Altman