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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

This is my second Atom Egoyan movie following the sublime Exotica which I watched last week. I understand I’m starting with the hits. The Sweet Hereafter is just as wonderful and hypnotic as that movie, better even. 221 more words

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Canadian cinema now a click away with CanadaScreens site

Ask any film critic in Canada and I’m sure they’ll tell you this has happened to them.

We’ll give a glowing review to a Canadian film and then a week or two later, we’ll get an email or call from a reader asking us why they can’t find that marvellous Canadian film in the local film listings. 767 more words


Stories We Tell (2012)

After reviewing Only Lovers Left Alive last week, I had planned on continuing the vampire theme this week by looking at how the presentation of vampires on screen as representations of evil has loosely followed the shifting perceptions of sin within American religion over the last hundred years. 977 more words


Exotica (1994)

Exotica is a fascinating mosaic of mood and intrigue. The film follows a spider-web of characters anchored by an otherworldly strip club called – you guessed it – Exotica. 409 more words

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Review: Stories We Tell

The story goes that acclaimed filmmaker Sarah Polley grew up under firm belief that she was, if somewhat different looking than her loving siblings, as much a biological member of the family as any of them. 1,432 more words


Splice (2009) review

Director: Vincenzo Natali

Starring: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac

ELSA – “You’re in no position to talk to me about right and wrong.”

CLIVE – “And you are? 1,059 more words


Sarah Polley adapting 'Little Women' with a whole bunch of women

Screenwriter and director Sarah Polley has signed on to adapt Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, alongside Sony’s Amy Pascal (yes, that Amy Pascal). Polley doesn’t yet have a deal to direct the film, but will make a decision upon finishing the script. 118 more words