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Three Night Stand (2015)

My review of Three Night Stand, a French-farce-ish rom-com is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Enemy (2014); Directed by Denis Villeneuve

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a double role in Enemy, the film based on Jose Saramago’s novel “The Double” (which I haven’t read). A history professor named Adam Bell meanders through his life, lecturing, coming home, having repetitive sex with his girlfriend … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Wrong (2014)

Watching The Right Kind of Wrong, it became a fun game to “spot the folks who also appeared on Supernatural“, the main one being the lead actress, Sara Canning, who played the Amazon in Season 7’s “Slice Girls”. But there’s … Continue reading

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The Dance (Short Film)

The Dance is a short film written, directed, starring, and produced by Canadian stand-up comedian Pardis Parker. It’s a small marvel of sweetness, emotion, visual comedy, and it’s all done with no language. It’s a silent film, essentially. A touching … Continue reading

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For Roger Ebert: Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell

I’m a huge admirer of Sarah Polley’s career, in general. Her latest film, a documentary, is called Stories We Tell, and it’s incredible. My review here at Roger Ebert.

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TFF 2013: Thomas Haden Church in Whitewash

Whitewash is a very strange and risky movie, and I found it riveting. Thomas Haden Church is incredible. Now playing at Tribeca Film Festival. My review here at Capital.

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“This Project Has Set Me Free.” – Shelagh Carter, Director of Passionflower

Shelagh Carter is a filmmaker based in Winnipeg, and she has also worked in New York and Los Angeles. A woman of many talents, she got her start in film and television when she founded Casting in Stone Inc., a … Continue reading

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“There Was No Need To Be Anywhere Other Than In the Moment.” – Actress Kristen Harris, on Passionflower (2011)

Actress Kristen Harris, based out of Winnipeg, studied voice performance at the University of Toronto. As a teenager, she studied with the famed improv troupe The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Harris has worked in both America and Canada, with various … Continue reading

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Passionflower (2011), Directed by Shelagh Carter

Kassidy Love Brown as Sarah in “Passionflower” A little girl sits in the kitchen of a friend’s house. The friend’s mother, wearing an apron, stands at the counter peeling potatoes. The mother says, “Sarah, would you like to stay for … Continue reading

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The Books: The Years Before “Anne”: The Early Career of Lucy Maud Montgomery, by Francis W. P. Bolger

Daily Book Excerpt: Memoirs: Next book on the Memoir/Letters/Journals shelf is The Years Before Anne, by Francis W.P. Bolger Francis W.P. Bolger has put together a wonderful mini-biography of the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery up until the publication of … Continue reading

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