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DVD/Stream of the Week: STORIES WE TELL – when life surprises…and how we explain it

Stories We Tell is the third film from brilliant Canadian director Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz), a documentary in which she interviews members of her own family about her mother, who died when Sarah was 11. It … Continue reading

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Cinequest: LOST SOLACE

The Canadian psychological thriller Lost Solace takes a highly original premise and turns it into a pedal-to-the-metal thriller.  It’s an astonishingly successful debut for director and co-writer Chris Scheuerman. Co-writer Andrew Jenkins stars as the psychopath Spence, whose life is … Continue reading

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Cinequest: HEAVEN’S FLOOR

Restlessness, thy name is Woman.  The absorbing and character-driven autobiographical drama Heaven’s Floor begins with photographer Julia (Clea Duvall) finishing a shoot, but then being reluctant to go home.  Now Julia has built herself a comfortable West LA life – … Continue reading

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Cinequest: ANTOINE ET MARIE

In the French-Canadian drama Antoine et Marie, a woman’s life is changed by an event. What happens to her is something that Marie herself must figure out, as must the audience. When we meet her, Marie is a forty-two-year-old clerk … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: THE GRAND SEDUCTION: funniest movie of 2014

The Canadian comedy The Grand Seduction is the funniest movie of the year so far. It’s a MUST SEE. Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, The Guard, The General, Braveheart) and Gordon Pinsent (Away from Her) play isolated Canadians try to snooker … Continue reading

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The Grand Seduction: funniest movie of the year so far

The Canadian comedy The Grand Seduction is the funniest movie of the year so far.  It’s a MUST SEE. Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, The Guard, The General, Braveheart) and Gordon Pinsent (Away from Her) play isolated Canadians try to snooker … Continue reading

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Cinequest: The Grand Seduction

Cinequest opened on an especially uproarious note with the Canadian comedy The Grand Seduction.  The audience, including me and The Wife, rollicked with laugh after laugh. Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, The Guard, The General, Braveheart) and Gordon Pinsent (Away from … Continue reading

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Stories We Tell: when life surprises…and how we explain it

Stories We Tell is the third film from brilliant young Canadian director Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz), a documentary in which she interviews members of her own family about her mother, who died when Sarah was 11.  It doesn’t … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: Monsieur Lazhar

This week’s pick is on my list of Best Movies of 2012 – So Far. A fifth grade class in Montreal loses its teacher in just about the worst possible way – she hangs herself in their classroom at recess.  … Continue reading

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