Academy Awards

No Review

The Oscar nominated Chilean historical and political drama No is a riveting, at times darkly funny, and unpredictable piece of work from director Pablo Larrain.

This Week in DVD: 6/26/12

This week in new DVD releases, a pair of sonically intriguing films with the Best Picture winning The Artist and the winning Swedish import Sound of Noise, and a pair of buddy action films with the smash hit 21 Jump Street and WWE Studios' Bending the Rules

Monsieur Lazhar Review

Canadians have been abuzz that one of their own has made its way to a nomination on film’s grandest stage, and rightfully so. Director Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar takes the well worn template of an inspirational teacher movie and creates something far grander out of a type of film that often lends itself to grandstanding and speeches.

Academy Lists 97 Eligible Film Scores

There are several categories for the Oscars with very particular qualification standards. Original Score is clearly one of them as only 97 films qualify this year. With less than 100 possibilities and the Academy being categorically opposed to surprising people, it shouldn’t be very difficult to pick out the scores that will be nominated (including movies like Chipwrecked in the running also helps narrow the field).

This Week in Dork: February 27 – March 5

This Week in Dork is a weekly feature that attempts to encapsulate all the dorky events happening in and around Toronto every week. The February 27 - March 5 edition features an overblown awards ceremony with free popcorn, suicide bomber satire, South Korean horror and a Steampunk masquerade.