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Thursday
Sep 15 2016

10th Anniversary: The Black Dahlia

Davidlooks back at Brian de Palma's wildest film,ten years on from its release.

The Black Dahliais a curious artefact.It is likely to be remembered simply by virtue of being in the catalogue of Brian de Palma,even if the film's quality is negligible compared to his biggest hittersCarrieandThe Untouchables.When compared to the other famous James Ellroy adaptation,the Oscar-winningL.A.Confidential(which celebrates its own birthday,its 19th,in just a few days),de Palma's effort certainly pales.In the career of cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (the film's sole Oscar nominee),it's likely to be a footnote in the late man's incredible career,coming after his work with Spielberg,Cimino and Altman.The film's stars probably took a year at most to write it off as a failure on all their parts.

Yet the film continues to fascinate - to lure you back into its craven web...

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Sunday
Jul 26 2015

1995 Bonus Podcast !

We're spoiling you withtwopodcasts this week.We'll talkAnt-ManandSouthpawtomorrow night but here's an extra bonus episode in which Nathaniel,Nick,and Joe each recommend a 1995 film they remember loving that they'd like to revisit or wish that more people would talk about.The conversation wanders,as it does,to the Best Actress race,Scorned 2???"Meryl's third Oscar!"talk (duh),and the films of Michael Mann ???

Contents (45 minutes)
00:01 Mia Kirshner in Atom Egoyan'sExotica
04:30 Kathy Bates as Stephen King'sDelores Claiborne
07:45 Lili Taylor ofThe Addiction
10:55 Random loved titles:Babe,Nixon,etcetera
14:10 Actresses of 1995 outside the Best Actress nominees: Jennifer Jason Leigh,Toni Collette,Holly Hunter,Parker Posey,Rene Russo,Ashley Judd,and more...
31:11Get Shorty
34:30 Michael Mann films andHeat

Ashley Judd in "Heat"

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversation in the comments...

1995 Bonus Chit Chat

Sunday
Mar 13 2011

Genie Awards: It's "Incendies"and the Red Carpet

Canada's Genie Awards were held this week andIncendies,which you'll remember was up forthe Foreign Film Oscar,was the big winner.The "runner up"as it were,the movie that did very well for itself that didn't win the big one,wasBarney's Versionwhich was just Rosamund Pike short of sweeping all the acting trophies.Curiously,if you trust photos from the big event theBarney's Versionteam was curiously absent.That's so uncool when you win that many awards!

Melissa Etheridge performed (anyone know what song?) and here's a photo of presentersMia Kirshner(more on her in a bit) andRossif Sutherland.Yes,he's another spawn of Donald Sutherland -- I didn't know there was a post Kiefer!-- he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for a film calledHigh Life.Perhaps he can co-star with Armie Hammer at some point since he appears to be the only other 6'5"actor in their age bracket.

Xavier Dolan'sHeartbeatswent home empty-handed but at least it won nominations for Pic/Director,Cinematography and Supporting Actress.

Best PictureINCENDIES
Best Director
Denis Villeneuve for INCENDIES
Best ActorPaul Giamatti in BARNEY'S VERSION
Best ActressLubna Azabal for INCENDIES
Best Supporting ActorDustin Hoffman in BARNEY'S VERSION
Best Supporting ActressMinnie Driver in BARNEY'S VERSION
Original ScreenplayJacob Tierney for THE TROTSKY
Adapated ScreenplayDenis Villeneuve for INCENDIES
Editing
INCENDIES
CinematographyINCENDIES
Art Direction: BARNEY'S VERSION
Costume Design: BARNEY'S VERSION
Make Up: BARNEY'S VERSION
Original Score:BARNEY'S VERSION
Original Song
: "Already Gone"from THE TROTSKY (below.I liked this movie.Did any of you see it?)

Sound: INCENDIES
Sound Editing
: INCENDIES
Documentary
: LAST TRAIN HOME
Live Action Short: SAVAGE
Animated Short: LIPSETT DIARIES

Special Prizes
The Claude Jutra(this is a debut film prize) Jephte Bastien for SORTIE 67
(Honorable Mention: Peter Stebbings for DEFENDOR)
Golden Reel: (this is a prize for the highest grossing Canadian film) RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE

RED CARPET LINEUP


Mia Kirschneris a dark beauty but I can never ever decide what I think of her acting.I loved the Atom Egoyan filmExotica(the first thing I saw of hers) but I didn't feel fannish until I caught her as a dominatrix inLove and Human Remains.So I thought I was "yes!"on Mia until The "L"Word (hated her on that) so I was blown away by her inchoate despair and haunting ofThe Black Dahlia(film bitch supporting actress nomination).It seems that my reaction to her iscompletelydependent on the role/movie which is not something that usually affects me to that degree...i.e.I usually know whether or not I like an actor's work independent of which projects house them.Anyone have any strong feelings one way or the other on Mia?

I can't be the only one who gets freaked out when creepy child stars grew up.Look atCameron Bright(Birth),now 18,andJodelle Ferland(Tideland),16.Yikers.(No,they're not together.I just enjoy my photoshop.) Yes,I know Cameron Bright is in theTwilightmovies but I haven't seen them since the first one bored me to tears soto mehe's still that creepy boy who tried to seduce Nicole Kidman.

"You're a little liar aren't you?"

I would die to seeSassy Gay Friendtake onBirth(2004) but it's too obscure to get that treatment.

Finally there's Best Actress winnerLubna Azabal(who I keep hearing great things about but who is evaded my eyeballs up till now) fromIncendieswielding her Genie.The Genie looks like the most dangerous prize this side of Emmy's 'careful or you'll lose an eye' winged she-demon.Oh andRachel LeFevreshe of the booted fromTwilightfame.

That's it.Bye!

Pssst.INCENDIES opens in the U.S.on April 22nd.