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Movie: Shame

I knew it would be cold. Dreary, even. The trailer showed as much: Brandon sitting on the subway, eyeing a woman across the aisle, his face expressionless. The dark New York streets, the plain and dull walls of his apartment, … Continue reading

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Movie: Faust (1926)

This afternoon I went to watch the silent film classic “Faust” in the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (the Anglican cathedral here in Calgary) accompanied by a live piano score. I’ve been a film buff for many years, but I … Continue reading

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Movie: The Woman in the Fifth

The Woman in the Fifth stars Ethan Hawke (Before Sunset) and Kristin Scott Thomas (Ne le dis à personne, The English Patient). Tom is a writer and university lecturer in Paris to see his estranged wife and daughter. He is … Continue reading

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Movie: Midnight in Paris

Watching ‘Midnight in Paris’, written and directed by Woody Allen, is a bit like walking into a nostalgia shop, except the entirety of Paris is the shop. The film commences with a series of location shots of Paris, setting the … Continue reading

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Music: My Lithium & Me (You Can’t Hide the Beat)

Thanks to a few friends on Twitter and Facebook, I listened to this fantastic EP at http://www.youcanthidebeat.com/ today. It’s billed as a Valentine to David Bowie, and contains cover songs of six Bowie tunes. 1. Criminal World 2. The Man … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Black Swan

All I hoped for when I bought a ticket to this film was that it wasn’t going to turn me off the ballet ‘Swan Lake’ for the rest of my life. Fortunately, it didn’t.

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