This Week in Rep Cinema: The Story of Film Episodes 7 & 8, The Fifth Element, Future Lasts Forever, Jason and the Argonauts, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
There's a lot of learning this week as The Story of Film continues at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, and festival fever returns to Toronto with the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, the Pomegranate Film Festival, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and the Brazil Film Festival. Whew! Oh, and the Revue Cinema turns 100 years old this week!
This Week in Rep Cinema: Gut Renovation, Packaged Goods, Shorts That Are Not Pants, Being John Malkovich, Oslo, August 31
I have to say I'm a bit surprised: it's October and the only evident hint that Halloween is around the corner is a lecture series about zombies! I'm not expecting movie-madness yet, but would it kill cinemas to show a screening of Halloween or something? Looks like you'll just have to settle for the multiple Malkovich scene in Being John Malkovich. Otherwise, short films get their dues at Shorts That are Not Pants, music videos hit the digital age (with the help of YouTube) at Packaged Goods and Oslo, August 31 reminds us that Scandinavian cinema simply rules.
This Week in Rep Cinema: Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Source, Amal, Marina Abramovic, The Artist is Present, Planes, Trains and Automobiles
While it's a quieter week on the second-run circuit (I blame Thanksgiving) there are still some gems and must-sees. From classic holiday humour with Planes, Trains and Automobiles, to a second-run smash hit with Beasts of the Southern Wild, there are several films to choose from if you want to drown out the sound of electric knives, turkey basters and the ever-threatening whispers of Christmas carols.