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Arhoolie Records Founder Chris Strachwitz on ‘Hardcore’ Music, the Joy of Record Hunting

Arhoolie Records Founder Chris Strachwitz on ‘Hardcore’ Music, the Joy of Record Hunting

Interview 
“If somebody wants to sing, sing god damn it!” Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records and purveyor and evangelist of obscure, down home blues music, isn’t the biggest fan of modern pop music. He likes...
Laggies (TIFF Review)

Laggies (TIFF Review) Review: Lynn Shelton's most accessible and crowd-pleasing film comes at the expense of believability and few moments that contain her unique style

Review 
Coming off a disappointing previous film (Touchy Feely), director Lynn Shelton returns with Laggies to what she does best —examining likable but flawed characters at a crossroads in their life. Working from a script she didn’t...
Altman

Altman Review: A neatly structured remembrance of one of Hollywood's greatest directors

Review 
Simplicity can be the most effective method sometimes, especially in the case of Ron Mann’s documentary Altman. Instead of taking an ambitious approach to legendary director Robert Altman’s life, Mann shows the life and career...
Tennis – Ritual in Repeat

Tennis – Ritual in Repeat Review: Carved as a natural synthesis of old school rock elements shaped into a radio hit with important little hidden treasures

Review 
Everything’s a remix. Consequently, there’s a comfortable aftertaste that lingers when a band can admit to wearing their influences on their sleeves. It’s a tricky, meandering road that can lead to either drowning in one’s...
Spring (TIFF Review)

Spring (TIFF Review) Review: There’s plenty to admire, just not as much to love

Review 
For their follow-up to Resolution, Justin Benson and Aaron S. Moorhead ditch the meta qualities of their debut feature for straight storytelling in Spring. Their film opens with Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) watching his mother...
Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett On the Challenges and Opportunities Modern Audiences Present

Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett On the Challenges and Opportunities Modern Audiences Present

Interview 
The team of director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett made what was one of my favorite films of last year, the stylish, playful, home-invasion thrill ride You’re Next. 2014 is another year, and another home run for the...
‘Heaven Knows What’ Talent On How All Movies are Documentaries & Working with First-Time Actors

‘Heaven Knows What’ Talent On How All Movies are Documentaries & Working with First-Time Actors

Interview 
The story behind indie filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie’s Heaven Knows What is simply fascinating (read our review). While researching a completely different project, the siblings unintentionally met a woman named Arielle Holmes, who they...
20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth Review: Fictionalized documentary makes for a profusion of self-indulgence

Review 
Nick Cave, a musician, songwriter, author, and sometime actor, whose music seems to polarize listeners into love or hate categories, fictitiously frames his 20,000th day on earth in this choreographed documentary. A day in which...

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J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Gets Year-End Release Date

J.C. Chandor‘s first two films, Margin Call and All Is Lost couldn’t have been more different — the first was a talky, smart depiction of Wall Street’s collapse and the second a quiet, small-scale tale of one man’s survival. For his third film, A Most... PLAY VIDEO

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Best and Worst Films of TIFF 2014

Best and Worst Films of TIFF 2014

With Toronto now in our rearview mirror, we’ve had time to reflect on which films at the festivals left the greatest impression on us as well as ones that left us with a bad taste (check out our coverage hub). Unlike last year’s 12 Years a Slave or Gravity, the lineup this year seemed to...

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