Keyhole

This Week in DVD: 7/25/12

It might be a day late, but check out our rundown of some of this week's biggest DVD and Blu-ray releases as Andrew Parker looks at Keyhole, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Extraterrestrial, while Phil Brown looks at a holdover from last week with Casa de mi Padre.

Interview: Guy Maddin

Dork Shelf talks to Winnipeg auteur and recent Order of Canada recipient Guy Maddin about his latest film, Keyhole (out on DVD and Blu-ray this week) and what it's like crafting a deeply personal story about abandonment from his classical inspiration, The Odyssey and how that morphed into being a cross between a gangster film and a haunted house film.

Keyhole Review

Guy Maddin's Keyhole starts as his most accessible film today with an updating of 30s gangster films before gently giving into the filmmaker's unique visual style. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Interview: Remake/Remodel Curator John Semley

Few things make filmgoers shudder more than the word “remake.” For years, audiences have been treated to reheated, recast, and reimagined versions of past films, both classics and otherwise. John Semley, Chief Editor for the Onion AV Club’s Toronto branch, aims to create a broader dialogue and discussion surrounding remakes with a new screening series at the Toronto Underground Cinema titled “Remake/Remodel,” where local film writers will present two sides of the same cinematic coin.