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.
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, as part of our ongoing Filmmakers in Attendance Screening Series, we’re welcoming Canadian documentarians Peter Wintonick and Mira Burt-Wintonick for the premiere engagement of their new
Disaster Lakes Documentary shows perils facing the Great Lakes By Jay Stone, The Ottawa Citizen, July 3, 2009 Waterlife, narrated by the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, exposes the perils facing the Great Lakes. Waterlife Directed & written by: Kevin McMahon Narrated by: Gord Downie Rating: G,
Starring: Karine Vanasse, Evelyne Brochu Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Rating: 14A (English version) Playing at: Mayfair Theatre, today through Sunday, and Tuesday – – – The paradox may sound grotesque, but it must be stated loud and clear: director Denis Villeneuve and the cast of Polytechnique have transformed the tragedy
Troll 2 Friday June 5th at 11:45pm and June 6th at 9:35pm The Mayfair is even featured on the filmmakers website Will have green popcorn ready for ya! don’t miss out