Question of the Day: Are we at Peak Comic Book (Superhero) Movie?

Much like the Peak Oil analogy, the concept where all the easy oil-wells (cue The Beverly Hillbillies theme, or wailing Middle Eastern aria) have been tapped and exploited and now we either have to drill way off into the ocean, or remove copious amounts of sulphur to get good, usable hydrocarbons or by brute processing force, extract it from the sticky tar...

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TIFF KIDS Preview (with Son of Mamo!)

Hey Toronto! Formerly Sprockets, but re-dubbed TIFF KIDS, the film festival for children is starting up April 10th and going until April 22nd. Mamo! Matt Brown and Son of Mamo! Max Price give The Substream the lowdown on what to go see: Child Werewolves, Haunted Bubbles, Chimpanzees, Bands of Misfit Pirates and an interactive Funky Forest (no, not the Ishii...

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Café de Flore: A Conversation

[We are back at it after a long hiatus since our first conversation post on Mammoth, but hopefully these will come out with more frequency thereafter. I am sure we do not cover everything there is to be said about Café de Flore, so feel free to extend the conversation in the comment section. Finally, this conversation is all spoilers, we get into the fine...

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The Good Dr. Bordwell on the Nature of the SPOILER and our historic quasi-acceptance of it.

Everyone seems to have a different idea of what constitutes a *SPOILER* in terms of a book or o movie. There is a lot of nuance in what is enticing to watch a film, and what spoils the fun. Many people say, “I enjoyed that movie so much because I walked in totally blind to what it was!” On the flip side of things, the films of Wes Anderson, The Coen...

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Evokative’s Food for Thought: American and Canadian Fans of Upscale Foreign Cinema

  Here is a worthy discussion for those of you who spend your money at film festivals, or like to watch foreign cinema of all stripes and colours. American (and Canadian) exhibition of foreign language cinema (outside of Japanese genre flicks, Bollywood imports and the occasional break out Euro-hits like The Millennium Trilogy films, Downfall, Tell No One...

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Follow RowThree on Google Buzz

  If you’ve been keeping up with social media these days, which is becoming increasingly difficult and time consuming with all of the avenues available to us, you’ve maybe heard the BUZZ (and grumblings) about Google’s new social media linkage called…. well, BUZZ. Social media sites are fantastic tools for hooking up with long lost...

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A Mammoth Conversation

A number of us managed to see Lukas Moodysoon‘s global-intimate drama, Mammoth, on the festival and VOD circuit (the film was woefully neglected in Canada and the United States) and instead of posting reviews and hashing things out in the comments section amoungst ourselves, we tried the below experiment: Marina, Mike and Kurt simply had a lengthy email...

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