by ALEX ROSE
A substance-abusing cop, a serial killer, a snowy small town, religious occult mumbo-jumbo. And yet The Calling is a theatrical release, and not an HBO or Netflix TV show.
Life of Crime is the latest all-star adaptation of the novelist's work, one that tries hard to capture his balance of brutality, poetry and the rhythms of everyday life.
by MALCOLM FRASER
We spoke to director Ari Folman (Waltz With Bashir) about his new film, The Congress, starring Robin Wright
by ROXANE HUDON
Starred Up, screening in Montreal tonight and tomorrow, is all Brit, grit and gangstas.
We spoke to the Canadian talent behind Ben’s at Home, premiering at the World Film Festival, about how a challenge to make a cheap film yielded great results.
A new documentary by Jean-Nicolas Orhon takes a different view of slums, connecting dots between Quebec, India, France, Morocco and the U.S.
Local director Stéphane Lafleur has made a coming of age film containing none of the genre's clichés, and its tonal similarity to his previous work only makes it better.
We spoke to director Stéphane Lafleur about his new black & white fable Tu dors Nicole, starring Julianne Côté, Catherine St-Laurent and Marc-André Grondin.
Mafia comedy from the old country, a French auteur's swan song, a follow-up to a landmark AIDS movie, an obscure 'stan country's biggest cinematic expenditure ever & more highlights of the MWFF.
Sponsor losses and funding cuts are superficial wounds. What's really bleeding this festival dry is a problem at its core: it's painfully old-fashioned.
by CRYSTAL CHAN
18 years in the making and this is the best a major studio and all-star cast (and the Dude!) could do?
And a vacation. And good food. And fine wine. That's the power of cinema.
* Boyhood & Slums at Cinéma du Parc
* Future Islands & Operators play Metropolis
* Extreme labour doc Workingman’s Death screens at Place de la Paix
* Florida’s Set and Setting play with Atsuko Chiba and Christ (!) at Casa
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