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    Absolutely Gorgeous Oscar-Inspired Poster Series

    The Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts along with Gallery1988, have gathered an extremely talented group of artists to create original screen prints inspired by this year’s nine Best Picture nominees. My two personal favourites are those for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Les Miserables. Let us know which you prefer. Amour by Matt Owen Argo […] More

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    2012 and the Box Office: It Was A Very Good Year

    I hate being wrong. Really hate it. The only thing I hate more than being wrong is publicly admitting I’m wrong. And, man, when it comes to how 2012 played out at the movies matched up against what I’d predicted in my end-of-2011 box office wrap-up, I couldn’t have been more wrong. “Want a prediction […] More

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    Staff List: The 40 Best Films of 2012

    #30: Cloud Atlas Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski Written by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski Cloud Atlas is essentially a patchwork of narratives thematically linked with minor coincidences and recurring symbolism. With six stories spanning several centuries, Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact […] More

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    Almost Arthouse #8: ‘Killing Them Softly’ & ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

    In this episode of Almost Arthouse, hosts Ty Landis and Tom Stoup welcome guest Ryan MacDuff from CUTV Montreal to the show to discuss Andrew Dominik’s latest political anti-thriller Killing Them Softly. Also on the docket this week, a review of David O’ Russell’s dramatic rom-com Silver Linings Playbook, which won the audience award at this year’s […] More

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    ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘The Sessions’

    Josh Spiegel swaps in for Ricky D, joining Simon Howell and Julian Carrington to discuss two late-year fest darlings – which, of course, also makes them Oscar hopefuls. First up is David O. Russell’s bipolar rom-com Silver Linings Playbook, with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert de Niro; next is the John Hawkes vehicle / […] More

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    Exceptionally funny ‘Silver Linings Playbook unsurprising but wonderfully executed

    Silver Linings Playbook Directed by David O. Russell Written by David O. Russell USA, 2012 Sometimes, it’s OK if you know the destination as long as the journey is plenty of fun. That’s the basic underlying principle of Silver Linings Playbook, a massively enjoyable crowd-pleaser that presents an off-kilter brand of romantic comedy, where most […] More

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    TIFF 2012 News: Audience Awards Announced

    Toronto – On September 16th, the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival marked the closing of its festivities with its annual audience awards, presented at the Intercontinental Toronto Center earlier this afternoon. Noticeably absent from the list of beneficiaries was Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, which was slated to win the Golden Lion prize for […] More

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    TIFF 2012 Gala and Special Presentation Films Announced

    Toronto – On July 24th, Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, unveiled some of the films that will headline the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. According to Bailey, TIFF 2012 will include the “most diverse Gala programme to date with films from Japan, China, India, the United Kingdom, Denmark, […] More