‘Wrestler’: Is Golden Lion just the beginning?

Posted by · 2:17 pm · September 6th, 2008

As Kris just reported, Darren Aronosky’s “The Wrestler” has won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. No surprise there — in what was widely deemed a lukewarm festival, Aronofsky’s film, which only screened yesterday on the Lido, was one of the few outright critical sensations. What is surprising is that Mickey Rourke, whose […]

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On the Candian cinema

Posted by · 11:18 am · June 23rd, 2008

With the recent announcement of Paul Gross’s “Passchendaele” as the opening night film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (and honor traditionally handed to a Canadian endeavor), I thought I’d dedicate some space to the best of Canadian cinema.  But first, a history of sorts. Growing up in Ontario, Canada, I fell in love […]

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