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The Montreal scene, 10 years later

We look back at the 2005 New York Times article on our music scene — its inaccuracies, its insults and the fallout from the media spotlight.

WTF happened to Tim Burton?

Big Eyes isn’t another phantasmagorical flight of fancy starring Johnny Depp. But it’s just as disappointing as any of the once-great director's recent work.

The art of the abstract rock doc

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's 20,000 Days on Earth depicts the creative process of alt rock star Nick Cave by dispensing with verité.

The underside of the Hollywood dream

We spoke to director Ari Folman (Waltz With Bashir) about his new film, The Congress, starring Robin Wright

A film about nothing, and everything

We spoke to director Richard Linklater about Boyhood, the epic coming-of-age film he spent 12 years working on.

We spoke to queer-cinema icon Bruce LaBruce

The Toronto director continues to crack sexual taboos and counter cultural clichés in his new film, Gerontophilia, set and shot in MTL

Denys Arcand’s latest is hard to peg

The Oscar-winning Québécois director’s Le règne de la beauté is a beautiful and peculiar film.

Jonathan Glazer breaks new ground

We spoke to director of Sexy Beast, Birth and so many classic music videos about his unconventional sci-fi/thriller Under the Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson.

Côté is one of QC film’s last true artists

The local director’s latest, Que ta joie demeure, is a poetic and avant-garde exploration of factory life.

Lars von Trier is up to his old tricks

We watched Nymphomaniac, and it’s decidedly not sexy.