Shorts That Are Not Pants – October 2012

Last week, Toronto filmgoers were given a very special treat courtesy of James McNally and his labor of love since late 2009, Shorts That Are Not Pants. The latest edition of the screening series, which is exclusively devoted to short films and occurs at various points throughout the year, was held in a brand new venue for the first time: the newly renovated...

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Game of Thrones + Vancity Theatre + Free = WIN

Winter is coming. We’ve heard this quite a bit over the last few months and with the release of “Game of Thrones” on DVD and Blu-ray earlier this week and the premiere of season two only a few weeks away (clear your calendar for April 1st), winter isn’t slowly creeping on us but coming at full speed and in full force. So while some of us...

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Heavenly Creatures 15th Anniversary Re-Release (UK only)

    Thanks to Andrew for bringing this item to my attention, even if it is a bit of a tease. To coincide with an upcoming 15th Anniversary Blu-Ray release of Heavenly Creatures, small British distributor Peccadillo Pictures is going to give it a limited theatrical re-release. Peter Jackson’s Oscar nominated departure from splatter comedies...

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Go, Speed Racer, Go

Just for fun on a Sunday, you can see how an 8 year old boy and a 6 year old girl react to a first time viewing of The Wachowski Brothers critically slagged but mightily interesting Speed Racer after catching it in the Cinema (at Toronto Underground’s Defending the Indefensible Series). Expect more (‘adult’) conversation on this weeks...

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Bodies of Work: From JFK to X-Men (Toronto Event)

Hurray! The fine folks at the Revue Cinema have given me a reason to leave the house next week.   Next Wednesday kicks off a three-night series showcasing the work of Toronto-based special effects artist Gordon Smith. His work in JFK, X-Men and Jacob’s Ladder will be on the screen and on display as the cinematic experience is fleshed out with choice...

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Christopher Nolan’s Memento gets Micro Re-Release in Select Theatres, Feb. 17

    Ten years after its theatrical debut, Christopher Nolan’s neo-noir thriller told in reverse, Memento is getting a celebratory ONE NIGHT ONLY re-release on February 17th, 2011. Screening in select digital cinemas across North America, these screenings will feature an exclusive Q&A with writer/director Christopher Nolan speaking with...

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Flyway Film Festival Podcast [LIVE TONIGHT]

Heads up podcast lovers; with everyone talking endlessly about TIFF and VIFF around here, let’s not forget the smaller guys! Our regular Cinecast co-host Matt Gamble is hosting a live podcast tonight featuring some great indie filmmakers including Bill Elverman (The Wintress), Gregory Kallenberg (Haynesville) and one of our “local” favorites,...

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Olivier Assayas: Between Love & Terror

Sorry for the local push here, but this is kind of neat. If you’re in the Minneapolis area and are interested in a little something different for your cinematic thirst quenching throughout October, head over to The Walker and check out their marathon of Olivier Assayas: Between Love & Terror Olivier Assayas has brought his seemingly effortless...

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