Monthly Archives: May 2015

MISERY LOVES COMEDY

“Becoming a comic means watching yourself die.” –Lewis Black Are unhappy childhoods, pathetic sex and general misery necessary to comedy? Anyone who has attended a stand-up comedy show knows that it is a wheelhouse comics like to visit, but is … Continue reading

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IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER

Most movies are based on true stories, true events or at the very least, have some root in reality. That’s how the mind works, the moment of inspiration often comes from real experience and then the mind extrapolate outward. That is why … Continue reading

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DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER’S WORLD

The world of H.R. Giger is a dark one. The camera follows the 74-year-old artists shuffling around his own personal catacomb, the shutters are drawn, the walls are painted black, and the portions that aren’t, are covered in Giger’s infamous … Continue reading

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THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Once upon a time… Four words that transport any viewer, reader or listener into a story from long ago and a world far away. Four words that immediately indicate a fairy tale, but what are fairy tales? Stories told to … Continue reading

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FÉLIX AND MEIRA

Situated in Montreal’s “Little Jerusalem” (home to one of the largest Ultra-Orthodox communities in the world), Félix and Meira, opening this Friday at the Landmark Chez Artiste, follows the lives of two lonely individuals living on the margins of their … Continue reading

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IRIS

Iris Apfel, the subject of the new documentary Iris, opening Friday, May 15 at the Landmark Chez Artiste, is a 90-year-old fashion designer who embodies her grandfather’s adage of, “A woman is only as old as she looks (and a … Continue reading

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WILD STRAWBERRIES

Dr. Isak Borg is a 78-year-old professor and will be receiving an honorary degree tomorrow. We know this, because he tells us. Borg also tells us about his son, his career and the wife that died years ago. He tells … Continue reading

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