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MAURICE SENDAK! I'M WITH YOU IN ROCKLAND

(This piece originally appeared on The Cultural Gutter. You can see it in its original form there, along with many other musings on film, comics, science fiction, fantasy and romance. Ch-check it.) (Also, spoilers ahead. There, you’ve been warned.) Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s

Seeing Avatar? See Crude. (CNN says!)

James Cameron’s Avatar is getting all kinds of praise from all kinds of places, including CNN’s Tom Charity. Charity suggests that, if you’re going to see the Terminator director’s latest, you’d do well to give yourself some context by going to see Joe Berlinger’s Crude, as well: Dramatically, [Avatar is]

KILLER63 IV LINE-UP REVEALED!!

16 Projects from 11 filmmakers! Ranging from under 60 seconds in length to a whopping 22 minutes! Featuring local Ottawa talent, & shorts from the far off lands of Calgary and Montreal! Vampires, Zombies, Aliens, Torture, Elvis, Puppets, Cartoons!! (listed alphabetically by director…) Massacrator – Pierre Ayotte You &

SEX! (And now that we've got your attention…)

SEX! Now that we’ve got your attention, Painted Lips and Lolly Licks: The Sexy Film Festival returns to the Mayfair Feb 13, and we want to show your movie! Any film that explores themes of sex, romance or the erotic is eligible, provided it’s: 10 minutes or

Old seats. New home.

Remember back in December of ’08 when we tore all the old seats out of the Mayfair and put in the brand new (to us) seats we have today? We sold nearly all of the original seats, and here’s where a few of them ended up:

What's the matter? Everything.

The Mayfair isn’t just a place for people who love movies – it’s a place for people who make them, too. That’s why,  Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 PM, our Filmmakers in Attendance Screening Series welcomes high school teachers-turned filmmakers Enrico Lappano and Olga Antzoulatos, who will introduce and discuss

Tonight terror is on the menu!

Low budget indie horror has a long and storied history in film. There are endless examples, some of them successful, some of them legendary. Whether it’s Roger Corman or Lloyd Kaufman. Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Halloween. Blair Witch Project or Paranormal Activities. Ottawa as a city itself

VOTE!!

The Mayfair has been nominated in two categories in the ‘Best of Ottawa 09 Readers Poll’ in the X-Press. Hence, now I will shamelessly ask everyone to take a moment, link over to their website, and vote for us as ‘best alternative to a multiplex’ and ‘best film festival’

You should(n't) have gone before we left!

When you gotta go, you gotta go. But when you’re watching a movie, how do you time your bathroom break so you don’t miss anything good? That’s the question the people behind RunPee.com set out to answer, and answer it they did, with a website (and now an

STOP LANSDOWNE MALL!

The next time you visit the Mayfair, you may notice something other than a movie listed on our marquee. It’s a web address: StopLansdowneMall.ca We’ve been pretty vocal in our opposition to the Lansdowne Partnership Plan (formerly known as Lansdowne Live). And now, we’d like to ask you

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