Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to see an advance screening of Tracks in Toronto on June 4th, Vancouver on June 5th, Victoria on June 16th, or Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton on June 18th, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Mongrel Media!
Enter for a chance to see an advance screening of The Double in Toronto on Wednesday, June 11th at 7:15pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and D Films!
Only Lovers Left Alive might be world renowned auteur Jim Jarmusch’s most widely accessible film, but that doesn’t mean it’s a straight up vampire story or a tale of lovers under strain. It’s a eulogy for a dying way of life that paints the filmmaker as the last of a dying breed.
This week at The Bloor Cinema, films and stories about children featuring Nina Davenport's First Comes Love and film scholar Mark Cousins' more literally titled A Story of Children and Film
The Double Special Presentation Director: Richard Ayoade After starting his directorial career with a pitch perfect recreation of bad 80s television in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Richard Ayoade has slid into to feature filmmaking by mimicking much artier affair. His sweet little debut Submarine riffed on Wes Anderson and all the French New Wave directors that […]
Only Lovers Left Alive Special Presentation Director: Jim Jarmusch It’s easy to get lost in a song, which explains why it’s so easy to immerse yourself in Jim Jarmusch’s wandering snow globes. From the Memphis ghosts of Mystery Train to the street bred samurai of Ghost Dog, Jarmusch embraces musical influence in a very literal […]
Dork Shelf talked to famed Korean director Chan-Wook Park (Oldboy) about where his desire to tell such dark stories springs from, why he selected Stoker for his North American debut, the casting process, his identifying with the work of Alfred Hitchcock, and his study of film criticism and philosophy.
Enter for a chance to win one of five pairs of passes to an advance screening of Stoker in Vancouver (on March 13th) or Calgary (on March 20th) courtesy of Dork Shelf and Fox Searchlight,
If Hitchcock was still alive he very well could have made Stoker, but with corpse reanimation still just a beautiful dream, Chan-wook Park fills the portly silhouette nicely. That’s high praise indeed and thankfully both the man and the film deserve it.
Enter for a chance to win one of five pairs of passes to see an advance screening of Stoker in Toronto on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Fox Searchlight.
Lawless feels like a film compromised somewhere in the editing process with long passages awkwardly truncated and the director’s patented slow, thoughtful pacing replaced with a more action-centric aesthetic, but the film still works reasonably well as an entertaining gangster yarn filled with the performances you get as a prestigious director working with his pick of the top actors around.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of Lawless in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, or Winnipeg on Monday, August 27th at 7pm from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films.
This week's a busy one at the video store, as we take a look at Chronicle, Hard Core Logo 2, a BBC remounting of Great Expectations, Rampart, Albert Nobbs, the first season of Hell on Wheels, Wrestlemania XXVIII, and a very brief, curt message about The Devil Inside.