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    Best Films of 2010 #8 – ‘Rabbit Hole’

    Rabbit Hole Directed by John Cameron Mitchell Making a major change of pace, director John Cameron Mitchell shifts away from profiling the eccentric characters that populated Hedwig & The Angry Inch and Shortbus with Rabbit Hole, and delivers an emotionally powerful film about a couple dealing with the death of their young son. Mitchell is […] More

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    The ‘Shortbus’ Soundtrack

    James Mitchell’s Shortbus was the mark of controversy in 2009, what with its real sex scenes, the potential firing of its star Sook Yin Lee by the CBC and its classification by some as ‘pornographic’. What the movie is, is an intimate and lively portrayal of a women lost amongst the interconnectedness of people in […] More

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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch Soundtrack

    With the plot surrounding an east German transgender rock musician in the 1980’s who undergoes a botched reassignment surgery leaving her with an ‘angry inch’ all so she can escape communist Germany with her new husband, the music can be nothing but campy, glam and amazing.  Written by Stephan Trask and performed by Hedwig herself, […] More

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    ‘Shortbus’ – A rather sweet, wistful little movie

    Shortbus Directed by John Cameron Mitchell For his second feature, John Cameron Mitchell undertook an interesting idea: to push the boundaries of mainstream film by including unsimulated sex. The fact that Mitchell’s film was made and released is nothing short of a miracle. Mitchell may be credited as the director and writer of Shortbus, but […] More

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    Sound On Sight Radio #249: Director John Cameron Mitchell

    For an hour Ricky D has been breathlessly waiting years to do, he and Simon take on director John Cameron Mitchell’s brief but already incredibly diverse filmography: 2001’s trans-glam musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 2006’s unsimulated-sex-infused melodrama Shortbus, and of course Rabbit Hole, an adaptation of the acclaimed stage play of the same name, […] More

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    John Cameron Mitchell’s Short Film for Lady Dior

    – Lady Dior, that most intriguing, most elusive of fashion muses, is back with the final instalment of the series of mini films from the French megabrand. Director John Cameron Mitchell takes over putting together a six-minute promo with Mr Galliano’s leading lady, Marion Cotillard starring alongside veteran actor Ian McKellen. Mitchell wrote the script […] More

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    John Cameron Mitchell to Direct ‘The Ruined Cast’ & Upcoming Neil Gaiman Adaptation

    According to The Playlist, John Cameron Mitchell is producing an animated feature for writer and artist Dash Shaw – the creator of Bottomless Belly Button and the man also responsbible for the comic book featured within Mitchell’s new film Rabbit Hole (read my review here). Mitchell was reported saying, “I’m actually producing his animated feature […] More

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    Ten Safe Bets at This Year’s Toronto International Film Fest

    ————– If you’re facing down the Toronto International Film Fest’s immense schedule and feeling a strong urge to self-harm, you’re not alone. This year’s lineup is densely packed with enough documentaries, Oscarbait, and intriguing foreign features to drive any movie fan who can make it to TO up the wall. To help whittle it down, […] More