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    TJFF 2012: ‘The Flat’ is a convoluted family tree

    The Flat Directed by Arnon Goldfinger Israel, 2011 Following the death of his grandmother, Arnon Goldfinger and his family take it upon themselves to clear out her now abandoned Tel-Aviv flat. Wanting to annex the place of dilapidated memories, Goldfinger and his family, instead, discover documents that lead them on a journey that uncovers forbidden […] More

  • The Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 Part 9 (Revised)

    39- Talk To Her (2002) Directed by Pedro Almodóvar Genre: Dark Comedy, Drama This is Almodovar’s stab at serious drama, and the result is compelling, engaging, thought-provoking and in the end, an invitation to countless interpretations. Talk To Her is both unnerving and comforting at once with superb work in front of and behind the […] More

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    The 100 Best Films of the Decade: 2000 – 2009 (Part 8)

    39- The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Directed by Wes Anderson Genre: Dark Comedy, Family Drama Wes Anderson’s fairy tale of a New York dysfunctional family is a wonderful, quirky, offbeat comedy-drama with the right mix of humor and poignancy. Never sentimental or predictable The Royal Tenenbaums proves that Wes Anderson remains one of the truly original […] More

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    Festival Nouveau Cinema 2008: Man On Wire

    Man On Wire (dir. James Marsh) * * * 1/2 Through an artful blend of staged reenactments and archival footage, James Marsh has assembled a compelling look at Philippe Petit, a mischievous high-wire artist who performed a series of breathtaking wire walks, culminating in his walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center […] More

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    Naked Lunch Radio #66 – Hot Docs part 2

    listen now! Download the show in a new window Special guest Derek Gladu returns once more to help Simon pick apart th new documentaries that have seen release at the FNC, including the high-wire chronicle Man on Wire (one of the year’s best-reviewed films), and two Canadian docs; a very personal doc about transsexuality called […] More

  • Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2008

    Firmly established yet never more revolutionary, the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma continues the quality work it has pioneered since 1971. Here are our quick reviews of this year’s films! 881 (dir. Royston Tan) * * Sometimes delivering on the language held in press materials isn’t actually a good thing. Described as a juxtaposition of Moulin […] More