With films coming to home video two days this week (Tuesday and Friday) here's part one of our look at the latest releases including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Killer Joe, Total Recall, Premium Rush, and Arbitrage.
The Toronto Film Critics Association has named the winners in their annual survey of film critics within the city and Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master came out a huge winner. Here's this year's results including a couple of surprise winners and the nominees for the Rogers Best Canadian Feature award to be determined on January 8th.
This week on DVD we look at the stellar Oscar winning foreign drama A Separation, Richard Linklater's unfortunately slept on Bernie, the direct to DVD efforts Breathless, A Girl Walks into a Bar, and the Dolph Lundgren starring One in the Chamber. Oh, and some indie film called The Hunger Games
It certainly can't be recommended for everybody, but for keen viewers familiar with a stomach for pitch black humour and a cast of irredeemable characters, William Friedkin and Tracy Letts' Killer Joe might be one of the best movies of the year.
We talk to master filmmaker William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist and The French Connection about his latest film Killer Joe, and the casting of Matthew McConaughey, his working relationship with playwright Tracy Letts, his thoughts on the NC-17 rating, what he thinks movies are missing these days, why he doesn't make many films, the writing of his memoirs, which Hollywood classic he never liked, and the status of two of his films that have never surfaced on DVD in this in-depth interview.
Not much new to report on the home video front this week aside from a pair of teen movies: the extremely successful and entertaining Detention and the only kind of okay LOL.