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In the Garden of Beasts (2011) – Erik Larson

After I finished Erik Larson’s latest book, Dead Wake, I made sure to go out and track down another one. Not since Stephen Ambrose have I enjoyed a historian’s storytelling … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) – Rex Ingram

The War recommendations following my screening of All Quiet on the Western Front for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book get underway with this silent film from … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kings of the Road (1976) – Wim Wenders

The next road movie following my viewing of Easy Rider for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is this German road film. It definitely falls into the … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blonde Venus (1932) – Josef von Sternberg

von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich team-up for another film from the list of titles to watch in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs: Teenage – Matt Wolf

Using Jon Savage’s Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture as a launching point, Wolf’s film, which screened at the Lightbox yesterday, serves as a perfect companion piece to Savage’s work. … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

TIFF 2012: Lore – Cate Shortland

Bright new talent Saskia Rosendahl stars as Lore, a young girl who has to make her way across war-torn Germany near the end of WWII, with her much younger siblings … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

WSFF – Creative Control

Last night’s screening of a series of shorts called Creative Control was a much quieter affair than the opening gala, but brought us 7 more short films that entertained, made … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

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