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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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    ‘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 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

  • 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