Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Beer & Whisky Digest

A few friends and I have started a beer and whisky (amongst other spirits) blog. If you’re interested, check it out: The Beer & Whisky Digest. We have some content up already, and lots more to come. Feel free to … Continue reading

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Red Desert (Il deserto rosso, Antonioni, 1964)

“Confusion will be my epitaph, as I crawl a cracked and broken path”. These lyrics taken from King Crimson’s Epitaph (linked below) perfectly describe the state of mind of a troubled mind — a “mind gone sick” —as depicted in … Continue reading

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Mirror (Zerkalo, Tarkovsky, 1975)

Seeing Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975) last night in 35 mm simply confirmed its place as, not only my favourite Tarkovsky — in other words, my favourite film by my favourite director — but, along with Memento and Rashōmon, one of … Continue reading

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Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, 1966)

In anticipation of viewing the full original version of Andrei Rublev in 35mm at the Vancouver Cinematheque tonight, here’s an old post — or rather a message I sent — detailing the film: Tarkovsky uses religion (christianity of course in … Continue reading

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The Kid With A Bike (Le gamin au vélo, The Dardenne Brothers, 2011)

Though well crafted, boasting some fine performances and an intriguing storyline, The Kid With A Bike (Dardenne Brothers, 2011) is a ‘safe’ film, with nothing outstanding about it. It’s interesting and keeps one entertained, but the drama is almost too … Continue reading

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