Friday, February 24, 2012

Still, as TV has taught us, the single-occupant home can be a breeding ground for eccentricities. Think of Claire Danes’s C.I.A. employee in “Homeland,” who turns her Georgetown one-bedroom into a control bunker for an ad hoc spying operation.
Gee thanks NY Times for explaining to me the dangers of living alone - that I may develop bi-polar and turn my bachelor pad into a illegal surveillance unit. At least I can stop worrying about being nearly 30 and living in a tiny room in split level share-house in Toronto with no living room, because - ah! - I have housemates - and they will stop me from turning into Kramer from Seinfeld.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

I saw Marie Losier's film 'The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye' earlier this year at Hot Docs, actually I think it was the last film I saw at Hot Docs. Either way it was totally beautiful and a great way to end the festival, Losier manages to make her film in enough of an off-kilter way to be interesting without being emotional void and alienating - which is harder than it sounds. In fact that careful emotional line it treads is the best part of  the film, which is all the way affecting and moving, without being too heavy.

Its screening at ACMI this week with a Q and A from THE Genesis P-Orridge doing a Q and A - couldn't be more jealous!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Electrick Children

Trailer from Electrick Children on Vimeo.

Is it bad that I want to see a film because 1) it has an excellent slo-mo x song combo over bike riding/skateboarding/live band playing and 2) because boys with long hair = swoon and 3) CULKIN! (I love them all, though Kieran is my fave)? UGH SXSW why am I not seeing you in 2012?