Category Archives: Documentary

Best Movies of 2017

For the second year in a row I managed to watch over one hundred movies in 2017. Here is a roster of my favorite cinematic experiences of the past year: “I, Daniel Blake” (Directed by Ken Loach) “Dogtooth” (Directed by … Continue reading

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“Kedi” (Turkey; 2016)

“Kedi” (Documentary; 79 minutes) Director and Producer: Ceyda Torun My wife and I spent ten days in Istanbul during the summer of 2016. Despite arriving only a short time after an attempted coup, we found the atmosphere of the ancient city … Continue reading

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Best Movies of 2016: An Eclectic Roster

I managed to squeeze in over 100 films in 2016. A good mix of foreign and domestic releases (those looking for blockbusters, comic book flicks and eye candy should search elsewhere). Here’s my list of favourites: “High Rise” (Director: Ben … Continue reading

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Alain Marchant, a feature look at the controversial Canadian director

The on-line site Hollywood North, a virtual magazine devoted to all things relating to Canadian movie-making, has just posted (in two parts) my feature essay on controversial Quebecois director, Alain Marchant. You’ll find the article here, with a link to … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom from Werner

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“Jodorowsky’s Dune” (film review)

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2014) Director:  Frank Pavich Madness. Pure madness attempting to translate Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction novel into a feature length movie in the first place. The production was bound to be difficult, the special effects alone pushing mid-1970’s … Continue reading

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“Le Weekend” and “The Act of Killing” (Film Reviews)

Le Weekend (2013) Director: Roger Michell Screenplay: Hanif Kureishi Cast: Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum The cast shines but it’s Hanif Kureishi’s savvy, wise script that is the real star of “Le Weekend “.  Kureishi is a gifted writer, his screenplays and … Continue reading

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