Mamo #363: No More TIFF

Mamo #363: No More TIFF

In which the gentlemen of Mamo arrive at the corpse of the straw-broken camel that is TIFF’s most recent pricing upgrade, and wonder if enough is finally enough.

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2014 TCM Film Festival: Hat Check Girl (1932)

2014 TCM Film Festival: Hat Check Girl (1932)

Despite the brief running time, this film probably has more innuendo and off-color remarks than 90% of the Pre-Codes.

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2014 Cannes Winners

Jury president, Jane Campion, admitted that she was a “little afraid” to watch Ceylan’s film. “I was thinking, oh my god, I’m going to need to take a toilet break, but I sat down, and the film had such a beautiful rhythm and it took me in. I could have stayed there for another couple hours. It was masterful.” She added...

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2014 TCM Film Festival: The Stranger’s Return (1933)

The tightest scheduling block I attempted was between How Green Was My Valley (see here) and this film, and I was extremely lucky to get in – I was, in fact, the LAST person into a very full theatre. I felt kind of bad (and still do, since I know several people who tried the same schedule and didn’t make it in), because this was initially a filler...

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Hot Docs 2014: Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer Talk About Food Waste and Just Eat It

Halfway through Hot Docs 2014, I had the great pleasure to sit down with filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer to discuss their call to arms Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. Number fourteen of the top twenty audience favourites this year, and winner of the Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award, it’s an eye-opening demonstration of just how much we’re...

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Hot Docs 2014: A Chat With Kris Kaczor and David Regos of Divide in Concord

It was a sunny afternoon, and the temperature was finally starting to inch upwards of ten degrees when I met Kris Kaczor and David Regos. Director and Producer respectively of Hot Docs 2014 feature Divide in Concord, they met me at TIFF Bell Lightbox for a quick chat before the second screening of their film. Taken with the distinct Twin Peaks vibe of the LUMA...

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NYC Indie Film Festival Needs our Help

While it may not be quite as obvious as of late, we here in the RowThree really love our indie fare. In fact, without Indie Film Festivals, it’s pretty likely that this site wouldn’t even exist. At any rate, if you’re in the NYC area (or not in the NYC area) and want to help support a local festival that really tries hard to advance the cause...

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2014 TCM Film Festival: How Green Was My Valley

[Spoiler content: I describe a couple of comical vignettes in relative detail, and I mention vaguely the trajectory of Angharad's plot thread.] This timeslot was easily the toughest choice of the festival for me, with John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley in the El Capitan with Maureen O’Hara in attendance vying with a specially curated program of...

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Hot Docs 2014: Sleepless in New York, The Case Against 8, Songs For Alexis, and The Possibilities Are Endless.

Sleepless in New York Director: Christian Frei Program: Love, Factually Run Time: 92 minutes Love hurts. Rejection hurts more. Enter New York City, where thousands of people wander the street in abject agony: they’ve just been dumped. Christian Frei put out a call to arms, flyers on the street, asking people who have recently been rejected to contact him...

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Mamo #354: Ebertfest 2014, Part V

End of the road (trip)! Matt and Matt and Ariel reflect back on the 16th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival on the long drive back to Toronto. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (9.6MB) To download this episode, use this URL:...

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