Month: August 2009

Buffy version 1.0

Besides for the fact that it gave way to what would become (I’m pretty sure most of the time) my favorite TV series ever, I remember this movie for three reasons. One: When I saw it initially during it’s theatrical run, girls were very excited to see it ’cause Luke

Do you know Jack?

EDIT: this post started as a rough draft for an article for The Cultural Gutter. You can read the finished article here. This past month, we showed two films that seemingly have little in common: Robert Altman’s neo-noir The Long Goodbye and Woody Allen’s

Magic Odd Couple

I’m afraid that I can’t really tell you all that much about ‘Is Anybody There?’. I haven’t seen any of the previous work of the writer or director, haven’t even watched the trailer yet. I know from the synopsis from the Mayfair schedule and from IMDb that it’s an

The simple art of murder

When you come to see The Long Goodbye at the Mayfair (and for God’s sake, come see this film!), keep in mind the words Raymond Chandler wrote in his essay on detective fiction, “The Simple Art of Murder“: “The realistic style is

Lock up your sons!

Before I was involved with the Mayfair in an official capacity, I was in one afternoon to see a movie, wearing my Slaughter Daughters shirt.  If you are not in the know, the Slaughter Daughters are Ottawa’s local roller derby team.  I was complimented on the shirt, and

VJ on Q

On yesterday’s episode of Q, guest host Kevin Sylvester interviewed director Anders Ostergaard about his new documentary about the 2007 Safron Revolution, Burma VJ (which, not coincidentally, begins its Ottawa premiere engagement tonight at the Mayfair). The interview also included, by telephone, one of the VJs

Inglourious

Are you looking forward to Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds? Me, too. And now Slashfilm.com brings news that “The Weinstein Co has released a faux trailer for Nation’s Pride, the movie within the movie of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. (You can watch below, or see a better-quality version on the

Nothing says goodbye like a bullet

Raymond Chandler is one of my favourite authors of all time, and Robert Altman‘s The Long Goodbye (playing, not coincidentally, Aug 12 & 13 at the Mayfair) is my favourite screen adaptation of his writing. Turns out Roger Ebert is pretty big on it, too. Take a look

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