Published Articles

Scholarly (Peer-reviewed)

Ahmed, Kamran. “Materiality & Immateriality: Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Decalogue and Cinema’s Capacity to Evoke the Inexpressible.” Alaya Film. Imaging the Ineffable: Representation and Reality in Religion and Film (Harvard University Mahindra Centre for the Humanities), Jan 2015. Web. <Materiality & Immateriality: Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Decalogue and Cinema’s Capacity to Evoke the Inexpressible>

Interiors

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Werckmeister Harmonies and an Orchestra of Pure Form

Next Projection

Published at Next Projection

Hot Docs: Zach’s Ceremony and Putaparri & The Rainmakers

Hot Docs: City 40 and Death by a Thousand Cuts

Beyond Badass: Female Action Heroes: House of Flying Daggers

VIFF: I Saw the Light: ‘Shows little besides the surface issues’

VIFF: Charlotte’s Song: ‘So bad it’s good’

VIFF: Anomalisa: ‘Highly existential film’

VIFF: Eadweard: ‘Michael Eklund carries the film to Superior Heights’

VIFF: Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Sti Bjorkman)

VIFF: Mountains May Depart: ‘Unexceptional and rather tedious’

VIFF: Francofonia: ‘Merely lesser work by a masterful director’

VIFF: Our little sister: ‘Highly pleasant film with cinematic and emotional resonance’

VIFF: Son of Saul: ‘Highly exhausting and emotionally manipulative’

VIFF: The Treasure: ‘One of the funniest films of the year’

VIFF : Cemetery of Splendour: ‘Grounded and meaningful evocation’

VIFF: The Measure of a Man: ‘Thematically focused on the notion of dignity’

VIFF: The Second Mother: ‘Only feels marginally successful’

VIFF: Embrace of the Serpent: ‘Hypnotic exemplar of cinema as a transformative art’

VIFF: Borealis: ‘Stronger in theory than in execution’

VIFF: The Lobster: ‘Exceptionally novel cinematic experiment’

VIFF: In The Shadow of Women: ‘Aesthetically pure’

VIFF: Innocence of Memories: ‘Extraordinarily moving, poetic, and philosophical’

VIFF: My Golden Days: ‘Colourful history of the joys and agonies of young love’

VIFF: Hurricane: ‘Rather unimpressive’

VIFF: Chevalier: ‘Laudable comedic experiment’

VIFF: Invention: ‘Provokes feelings of introspection and reflection’

VIFF: Body: ‘Conveys a weak script and plodding themes’

VIFF: The Anarchists: ‘Only moderately looks and feels of its era’

VIFF: Murmur of the Hearts: ‘Nuanced and profound’

VIFF: Three Stories of Love: ‘Full of hope while being radically nihilistic’

VIFF: Rams: ‘Meaningful and cathartic’

VIFF: The Assassin: ‘Mesmerizing opus’

VIFF: Youth: ‘Beautifully shot depiction of old age, regret, and the ‘good old days’

VIFF: Kaili Blues: ‘Conveys the tiny moments found in the everyday’

VIFF: Mustang: ‘Offers hope and inspiration’

VIFF Lost and Beautiful: ‘Well-shot episodic art film’

VIFF: Dead Slow Ahead: ‘Authentically cinematic’

VIFF: O, Brazen Age: ‘Accessible and meaningful’

VIFF: Love and..: ‘Strikingly cinematic’

VIFF: Room: ‘Thrilling and highly captivating’

VIFF: A Matter of Interpretation: ‘Rather childish’

VIFF: Louder Than Bombs: ‘Exceptionally cinematic’

VIFF: Topophilia: ‘Fascinating example of observational cinema’

VIFF: Beeba Boys: ‘Shiny on the outside, completely empty within’

VIFF: The Forbidden Room: ‘Utterly mesmerizing’

VIFF: Sleeping Giant: ‘Deeply personal’

VIFF: The Dinner: ‘Sense of Realism Despite the Melodramatic Tone’

VIFF: Golden Kingdom: ‘A Thoughtful, Meditative Film

VIFF: The Club: ‘A highly daring thriller’

VIFF: Ninth Floor: ‘A Strong Film Providing Some Great Exposition’

VIFF: Reflection: ‘Rather Exceptional’

VIFF: Right Now, Wrong Then: ‘A Personal and Tender Love Story’

VIFF: Paradise: ‘A rather frustrating film’

VIFF: One Floor Below: ‘Slow burn suspense’

VIFF: 45 Years: ‘Taut, emotionally charged’

VIFF: Brooklyn: ‘A Triumph’

Celebrating the Ingrid Bergman Centenary: The Bells of St. Mary’s

Venice: Blanka Review

Venice: The Fits Review

Venice: Baby Bump Review

Celebrating the Ingrid Bergman Centenary: Murder on the Orient Express

Celebrating the Ingrid Bergman Centenary: Goodbye, Again

The Kindergarten Teacher: A Noteworthy Point of View About the Modern World

Dreaming in Technicolor: The African Queen

Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Neil Young on Film: Rust Never Sleeps

Bernard Shakey Film Retrospective: Neil Young on Film: A Day at the Gallery

Dreaming in Technicolor: The Red Shoes

Dreaming in Technicolor: All That Heaven Allows

Dreaming in Technicolor: Heaven Can Wait

Dreaming in Technicolor: Lawrence of Arabia

Desire for Beauty: Offers a Glimpse Into the Struggle for Beauty

The Aftermath: Each Moment Feels Contrived (Dances With Films Festival)

Far From the Madding Crowd Review

Lost River Review

Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey: Spartacus Review

Next Projection Christmas Advent Calendar – December 21st: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “A Very Sunny Christmas”

Next Projection Presents Apocalyptic Poetry: The Films of Bela Tarr: The Prefab People

Next Projection Presents Apocalyptic Poetry: The Films of Bela Tarr: Family Nest

Making Waves: Winter Journey Review

Godard Forever: Part Two: Histoire(s) du cinéma Review

Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey: A Clockwork Orange

Godard Forever: 1 P.M. Review

VIFF: Class Enemy, Men Who Save the World, Gente de bien, Mercedes Sosa: Voice of Latin America, Still Life Reviews

VIFF: Food Chains, Walking Under Water, Trespassing Bergman, Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story, 52 Tuesdays Reviews

VIFF: Violent, Foxcatcher, Coming Home, A Different Drummer: Celebrating Eccentrics Reviews

VIFF: Beloved Sisters, The Vancouver Asahi, Jauja, and The Infinite Man Reviews

VIFF: Regarding Susan Sontag, Sharing, Soliton Reviews

VIFF: Force Majeure, Haemoo, In The Name of My Daughter Reviews

VIFF: Leviathan, The Price We Pay, Black Coal, Thin Ice Reviews

VIFF: You’re Sleeping Nicole, The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir, Blind Massage Reviews

VIFF: Elephant Song, Goodbye to Language, 130919: A Portrait of Marina Abramovic, August Winds, Turbulence, and Phoenix Reviews

VIFF: Winter Sleep, Flore, Face of an Angel, and Clouds of Sils Maira Reviews

VIFF: Magnificent View, Mr. Turner, Hill of Freedom Reviews

VIFF: Maps to the Stars, Cathedrals of Culture, Mommy, Human Capital Reviews

VIFF: Nas: Time Is Illmatic, Red Knot, The Sun, The Moon, and the Hurricane, Corbo Reviews

VIFF: The Golden Era, Buzzard, Wild Reviews

VIFF: Listen Up Philip, Two Days, One Night , The Tale of Princess Kaguya Reviews

VIFF: Waiting for August, To Kill a Man, Jalanan, Journey to the West, Papusza Reviews

TIFF: Guidance Review

TIFF: Short Cuts International Top 5

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her Review

TIFF: A Single Body and Hole Reviews

Company Man: The Best of Robert Altman: Gosford Park Review

Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater Review

Company Man: The Best of Robert Altman: 3 Women Review

The Sun and the Moon: The Films of Satyajit Ray: Aparajito Review

Niagara Integrated Film Festival: Cas & Dylan Review

Siddharth Review

NXNE: Lies I Told My Little Sister Review

Inside Out: The Third One Review

Top 5 Time Travel Movies

Filth Review

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: Baghdad Twist Review

Hot Docs: Everything Will Be Review

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: 24 Days Review

Hot Docs: Divide in Concord Review

Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Poet of Contamination: Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom Review

The Unknown Known Review

Darren Aronofsky Retrospective

Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Poet of Contamination: Love Meetings Review

Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Poet of Contamination: The Decameron Review

Blood Ties Review

TIFF’s Flesh + Blood: The Films of Paul Verhoeven Review: Showgirls (1995)

TIFF’s Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Poet of Contamination Review: Medea (1969)

Review: Particle Fever (2013)

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema Review: Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema Review: Man of Iron (1981)

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema Review: Camouflage (1977)

TIFF’s Godard Forever Review: Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

TIFF’s Godard Forever Review: Breathless (1960)

Review: Walesa. Man of Hope (2013)

Review: American Hustle (2013)

TIFF’s Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli Review: My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

TIFF’s Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli Review: Castle in the Sky (1986)

TIFF’s Joel & Ethan Coen – Tall Tales Review: Barton Fink (1991)

Making Waves Review: Child’s Pose (2013)

Review: Out of the Furnace (2013)

Planet in Focus Review: A River Changes Course (2013)

Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

TIFF’s The Hard Way – The Films of Bette Davis Review: Now, Voyager (1942)

Review: Nebraska (2013)

Review: Geography Club (2013)

TIFF’s Objects of Desire – The Cinema of Claire Denis Review: White Material (2009)

Review: Free Birds (2013)

TV Recap: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “The Gang Squashes Their Beef” (9.10)

TIFF’s From Within – The Films of David Cronenberg Review: Shivers (1975)

Review: Last Vegas (2013)

Review: Ender’s Game (2013)

Review: Man of Tai Chi (2013)

TIFF’s From Within – The Films of David Cronenberg Interview: Noah Cowan

TIFF’s From Within – The Films of David Cronenberg: Cronenberg Evolution

TV Recap: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6” (9.9)

TIFF’s With Blood On His Hands – The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn Review: Pusher II (2004)

Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

TIFF’s With Blood On His Hands – The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn Review: Pusher (1996)

TIFF’s With Blood On His Hands – The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn Review: Bleeder (1999)

TV Recap: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “Flowers for Charlie” (9.8)

Review: All Is Lost (2013)

TV Recap: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “The Gang Gets Quarantined” (9.7)

TV Recap: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “The Gang Saves the Day” (9.6)

Review: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

Objects of Desire – The Cinema of Claire Denis Review: Bastards (2013)

TV Recap: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Catch-Up

TV Recap: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “Mac Day” (9.5)

Review: This Is The End (2013) – Now available on Blu-ray and DVD

Review: Parkland (2013)

Review: Gravity (2013)

TIFF 2013: Day 8, 9 and 11 Capsule Reviews – Felony, At Berkeley, Three Interpretation Exercises, and Under the Skin

TIFF 2013 Review: The Wind Rises (2013)

TIFF 2013: Day 7 Capsule Reviews – Labor Day, Almost Human, Kill Your Darlings, and Stray Dogs

TIFF 2013: 12 Years a Slave Press Conference Recap

TIFF 2013: Day 5 Capsule Reviews – Song, Spring, Three Landscapes, and The Sacrament

TIFF 2013 Review: Night Moves (2013)

TIFF 2013: Day 3 + 4 Capsule Reviews – Unforgiven and Can a Sing Save A Life?

TIFF 2013 Review: All Is By My Side (2013)

TIFF 2013: Day 2 Capsule Reviews – Like Father, Like Son, Child of God, Tom at the Farm, Made in America, and Soul

TIFF 2013 Review: Prisoners (2013)

TIFF 2013: Day One Capsule Reviews – Manakamana, Young and Beautiful, Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Real

TIFF 2013 Review: Stranger By The Lake (2013)

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Series Recap

TIFF 2013 Interview: TIFF Cinematheque Programmer Brad Deane talks about this year’s festival and discusses his greatest TIFF experience

TIFF 2013: Our Most Anticipated Films

Top 10 Concert Films

Made in Canada Review: The Oxbow Cure

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

TIFF’s TOGA! The Reinvention of American Comedy: Old School

TIFF’s Modern Love: The Films of Leos Carax: Boy Meets Girl

Blu Review: Malick’s To The Wonder

Blu Review: Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines

Johnnie To’s Drug War

TIFF’s TOGA! The Reinvention of American Comedy: In Conversation with John Landis

TIFF’s TOGA! The Reinvention of American Comedy: John Landis’ Animal House (Essential Viewing)

TIFF’s TOGA! The Reinvention of American Comedy: Animal House Reunion

Rewind Review: Refn’s Drive

TIFF’s Bitter/Sweet The Joyous Cinema of Jacques Demy: Jacquot de Nantes

TIFF’s Bitter/Sweet The Joyous Cinema of Jacques Demy: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

TIFF’s Bitter/Sweet The Joyous Cinema of Jacques Demy: Donkey Skin

TIFF’s A Century of Chinese Cinema Review: Kong’s Story of a Discharged Prisoner

TIFF’s A Century of Chinese Cinema Review: Shu Shuen’s The Arch

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