Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Brief thoughts on Hou

There’s something quite awkward, even unrefined in the long takes of Hou’s more languid, observational films, especially those regarding youth culture, and yet this restrained approach to the quotidian somehow has an inescapable power of attraction. At times bizarrely mundane … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions (86th Academy Awards)

Here is my official selection for the 86th Academy Awards! Best Visual Effects Gravity The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Iron Man 3 The Lone Ranger Star Trek Into Darkness And the winner is… Gravity This is not only the … Continue reading

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TIFF 2013 Awards

Modeled after Indiewire’s categories, here are my picks for TIFF 2013: Best Narrative Feature: 12 Years a Slave Prisoners Gravity Blue is the Warmest Colour The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her Best Documentary Feature: Manakamana At Berkeley Best … Continue reading

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TIFF 2013 Recap & Coverage

I realize that some people follow this blog who are not aware of my work at Next Projection. As some of you might have noticed, I have not been active here, and this is because I have been extremely active … Continue reading

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Because It’s Been Forever (Since My Last Post): 5 Issues With 3D

Don’t get me wrong, 3D has valuable attributes: it engenders a visual experience absent in that of 2D—a formal, though artificial, depth-space that seems measurable; it may be more immersive, ostensibly bringing the viewer into the picture; it serves as … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Atmosphere, Grieves & Budo, Blueprint, Musab (Rhymesayers Family Tour, The Vogue Theatre, May 10, 2011):

Alright, so I said that I wasn’t going to post concert reviews that predated the inauguration of this site — a few reasons: too many — in other words, too time consuming — to copy, paste, and edit; some are … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Roger Waters The Wall Tour (BC Place, May 26, 2012)

My third experience seeing Roger in concert, and in some ways the best. While nothing will ever live up to the excitement and enthusiasm I had for Roger Waters’ Dark Side of the Moon Tour in 2007 —  what was … Continue reading

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Robert Bresson Retrospective

The Pacific Cinémathèque is kicking off a Bresson retrospective. Though my work schedule gets in the way, I will try to see all 13 films — 5 of which I have previously seen. Those showings which I cannot possibly make, … Continue reading

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Twitter

I just created a twitter account, so those of you who don’t have wordpress, do have twitter, and want to keep updated with my posts on here — as well as posts from The Beer & Whisky Digest— follow me … Continue reading

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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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