The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Wannabe astronauts simulating free-fall bouncing on the beds in their dorm like trampolines. A free-thinker on an assembly line who dares to scrawl squiggles in a world of striped boxes. … Continue reading The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

Who’s got short shorts? TIFF’s Oscar short-film showcase: Part II – Animation

The Oscars are coming up, airing Sunday, February 22nd for over 40 million people. Yesterday I looked at one of the hardest to follow Academy categories, the award for best live … Continue reading Who’s got short shorts? TIFF’s Oscar short-film showcase: Part II – Animation

Who’s got short shorts? TIFF’s Oscar short-film showcase: Part I – Live Action

Every year at the Academy Awards, there’s a lull, one even more numbing than the Oscar for special effects or the latest garish train-wreck of a dance number. It’s when … Continue reading Who’s got short shorts? TIFF’s Oscar short-film showcase: Part I – Live Action

Steampunk Granny’s Interview with Dawn Noel, Part Two

In part one of my interview with actress and dancer, Dawn Noel, we talked about our hometown South Philly and left off with a short film she produced and starred … Continue reading Steampunk Granny’s Interview with Dawn Noel, Part Two

TIFF 2014: Interview with Day 40’s Sol Friedman

So Darren Aronofsky’s Noah with Russell Crowe was a huge hit, grossing over $350 million so far this year. Seems like people respond to the story of God pressing the reset … Continue reading TIFF 2014: Interview with Day 40’s Sol Friedman

The Art of the Small: TIFF’s Shorts Cuts Canada

Everyone loves a big canvas. Directors can hardly resist getting all that vision up there on screen, going crazy Coppola-style waxing operatic and napalming the jungle for their personal Apocalypse … Continue reading The Art of the Small: TIFF’s Shorts Cuts Canada

Brave Any Line You Must To See Brave

I’ll start out saying that I’m biased. I’m utterly in love with Pixar and the movies that they make. I can even forgive them having to make a Cars 2. … Continue reading Brave Any Line You Must To See Brave