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
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
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
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
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
“Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film” – Werner Herzog Tonight at 11, as part of our ongoing Drunken Master’s Dojo screening series, the Mayfair presents Cynthia Rothrock in The Blonde Fury (aka the much-less-excitingly-titled Lady Reporter).
At the end of August (and early in September), we’re showing one of my favourite films of all time, Sorcerer. We’re also showing one of my favourite Woody Allen films, The Purple Rose of Cairo. Both were big international hits, and as movies open in different countries around
Following up on yesterday’s Mann-centric post, here’s a link to Film the Blanks, “an ongoing experiment to abstract and/or reduce film posters. Some are famous, others are not so famous but they all have one thing in common – they’re pretty cool.” New blanks are posted Mon-Fri at
In August (7-9, 12&13 to be exact), the Mayfair is screening Michael Mann’s latest, Public Enemies. Which makes this the perfect time to take a look at Matt Zoller Seitz‘s excellent five-part video essay, Zen Pulp. It explores Mann’s concerns, themes and aesthetic, and you can view all
We’re starting something new here at the mayfairtheatre.ca blog. From now on, we won’t just be writing about upcoming or current films at the Mayfair – we’ll be writing about all things film and film-related. We’ll be sharing ideas, opinions, articles, trailers and links of interest cinema-goers and cinemaphiles alike.