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cliff-burns's picture
Jan.11.2014
Did you know I have a film blog? I admit, I don't post as often as I should, but I do try to highlight films that I feel deserve special attention. Yesterday, I went to see a double feature at the Roxy Theater in Saskatoon and loved both movies: Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" and Matthew McConaughey'...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Aug.22.2013
    In the days of yore -- or, I guess, today, if you live by a still-operating one – you might have spent a summer evening taking in a flick at your local drive-in.  But while many countries had or still have drive-ins, the concept never really caught on in France. Then, earlier...
cliff-burns's picture
Aug.20.2013
Popped into Saskatoon to pick up my wife at the airport. Before coming home, we decided to stop by the Broadway Theater and catch "Berberian Sound Studio". My son Sam and I had read an article about the film in Sight & Sound magazine almost a year ago and were intrigued at the time.  A...
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Aug.12.2013
Last night a road trip to the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon to see the new Nicholas Winding Refn film, "Only God Forgives". The movie caused something of a flap at the Cannes Film Festival because of its graphic violence so my sons and I had prepared ourselves ahead of time. But anyone who's seen Refn'...
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Jul.07.2013
My wife and I drove in to The Big City yesterday and sat through two new films, a rare double feature for us old fogies.  Picked a couple of darn good movies, Jeff Nichols' "Mud", starring Matthew McConaughey, and "The Angels' Share", Ken Loach's latest flick and a winner at this year's Cannes...
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May.08.2013
Well, it was inevitable. I don't have many heroes but Ray Harryhausen was definitely one of them. I grew up on his films and never got over the impact they had on my young, impressionable mind. I was saddened but unsurprised to learn of his passing--my first thought was that he and his old pal Ray...
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May.02.2013
We writers have heard for years that cinema has co-opted books. We've been taught to write in a manner that mimics cameras shots, i.e., to cinematize literature. Now a new twist appears (see link below) with Steven Soderbergh retiring from cinema and posting chapters from a novella on Twitter....
manny-pacheco's picture
Mar.25.2013
Once again, Festival du Cannes is using classic movie stars to promote it’s upcoming European festival. An iconic couple: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman in A New Kind of Love (1963) personify the spirit of cinema on the official 66th edition poster. Woodward and Newman were married for many...
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Dec.28.2012
Strange to have a movie season replete with flicks the missus and I consider"must-sees." One we saw the day after Christmas was, for me, a long awaited one: Les Misérables. The story is famous enough that I needn't depict the plot. Suffice it to say that for the most part the movie clung...
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Dec.03.2012
Inter-Disciplinary.net is sponsoring an international conference in February, 2013. Called Hollywood and the World, this research confab seeks to explore issues of cinema and its global influence across historical periods, and within cultural, political and social contexts; both in the US...