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Review: The Fall of the American Empire

Every now and then I’ll see a movie that I don’t particularly like but I find thought provoking. Every now and then I’ll see a movie I find thought provoking not because of the depth of its ideas but because of the ideas i...

 
 
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Review: Little Italy

As a lifelong Jersey boy, I have immense pride in my Italian-American heritage. Sure everyone thinks that we're all mobsters who only wear tracksuits and love our mothers to an almost Oedipal level, but there's something so great about t...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Slut in a Good Way

I'm not usually one for movies about teenagers going through the perils of teenage life. I lived through it, it sucked, and why on Earth would I want to relive those memories again? Being a teenager sucked, but filmmakers love to make movie...

 
 
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BHFF Review: Let Her Out

Feeling frustrated by a movie isn't unusual. The best/worst kind of frustration is when the hints of a better film are evident. It's like eating a meal and knowing just from flavor or texture what's missing--not enough salt, undercooked, sh...

 
 
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Review: The Forbidden Room

Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Room has been described as a series of nested movies, but I don't think that description is accurate. "Nested" seems more about neat structure to me, the way that Matryoshka dolls fit neatly (or neat enough) one i...

 
 
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Full 2015 Fantasia Film Festival lineup unveiled

Although we've just kicked off coverage of one film festival and will soon be covering another, this seems like as good a time as any to let you know that there is a third pretty awesome festival that happens every July: the Fantasia Intern...

 
 
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Xavier Dolan to direct It's Only The End Of The World next

Last year at the Cannes Film Festival, Xavier Dolan's Mommy shared the Jury Prize with Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language, and now Deadline has confirmed that his next movie will be It's Only The End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde),...

 
 
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Trailer for Xavier Dolan's Mommy teases sweeping family drama

Director Xavier Dolan's film Mommy examines the tumultuous lives of a mother and son as they go through the challenge of growing up. Unable to do everything alone, the sassy widowed mother finds balance when their neighbor offers to help h...

 
 
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Fantasia Review: WolfCop

Puns are a lot more interesting than most people give them credit for. While they're exceedingly easy to come up with and throw into literally every conversation ever, they're much harder to actually pull off. The title for the WolfCop ...

 
 
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Reviews: Whitewash and Big Bad Wolves

I like film festivals for a lot of reasons, but one of the best is the way films are forced into context with a number of other, entirely unrelated films. The act of watching multiple films in a day alone creates all sorts of weird unintent...

 
 
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Enter to win The Conjuring on Blu-Ray!

[This contest is now over! Congratulations to our winner, keep reading for more contests in the future! --Liz] It's still October and we have another scary movie to giveaway before Halloween! This time we're giving away a Blu-ray copy of Th...

 
 
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Fantasia Review: Thanatomorphose

The other week, Alec and I had a good discussion about extreme horror and disturbing cinema. Inevitably the best films that are disturbing, or at least the ones that don't feel like pure sadism, are the ones with artistic value. This can be...

 
 
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Fantasia International Film Festival this way comes

The New York Asian Film Festival wraps up tonight at the Asia Society and we're only halfway through Japan Cuts, but apparently the programmers behind Fantasia didn't consider that us Flixist writers might want to take a few days off before...

 
 
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Review: Midnight's Children

Salman Rushidie's 1981 novel Midnight's Children is his most beloved book. It was hailed as the best recipient of the Booker Prize in that literary award's first 25 years, and Penguin has included Midnight's Children in its Great Books of t...

 
 
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SAIFF Review: Blood Relative

[For the next week and half, we will be covering the 2012 South Asian International Film Festival, the biggest film premiere destination for South Asian and Indian films in the United States. Check back with Flixist for reviews of the SAIFF...

 
 
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Trailer: Antiviral

Brandon Cronenberg seems to be following in his father's footsteps with his debut film Antiviral, and that's a good thing. There's tampering with science, there's infectious disease, there's metamorphosis, and there's warped psychology. He...

 
 
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Trailer: Mars et Avril

Even though my French is toddler-like at best, this trailer for Mars et Avril is absolutely stunning. It's the first feature film by Martin Villeneuve, an adaptation of his two-volume graphic novel of the same name. Here's a synopsis: Mar...

 
 
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Star Wars: Identities exhibition coming to Montreal

Lucasfilm and X3 Productions have teamed up to create a collaborative "interactive exhibition" exploring the human condition and just what makes our humanity so conditional with an exhibition they're calling Star Wars: Identities. The exhi...

 
 
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Warner Bros makes live bacteria billboard for Contagion

I just think this is so cool. Warner Brothers Pictures Canada has teamed up with advertising agency Lowe Roche and production company CURB Media to create this amazing billboard in Toronto, Canada for their movie Contagion (in theaters toda...

 
 
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Trailer: Good Neighbors

That Jay Baruchel boy sure is adorable, what with the stammering and the hipster Woody Allen charm and the riding of the dragons. I’m sure his next film will be just as adora- wait a minute, what the heck is going on here?Apple has a ...

 
 
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Jay Baruchel: screenwriter

I love when actors branch out into other facets of film-making. Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, and Zach Braff have done it! Now it's Jay Baruchel's time to shine! Yeah, you know, the guy with the maple leaf on his chest.In addition to co-writi...

 
 




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Loro"Sympathy for the Devil"

 

Hustlers"Hustle 'n bustle"

 

The Goldfinch"The real deal or fool's gold?"

 

Promare"BURN TO THE GROUND"

 

One Cut of the Dead"Heart-felt brain munching"

 

IT Chapter Two"But are there vomiting turtles?"

 

Satanic Panic"Always tip your drivers"

 

The Peanut Butter Falcon"Who doesn't like Mark Twain?"

 

Artik"The evils of murder and whiskey"

 

Clownado"Cyclownin' around"

 

Ready or Not"Let's play a game"

 

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"