Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

ArtScopeTO 07: Interview with Photographer Andre Vittorio

ArtScopeTO 07: Interview with Photographer Andre Vittorio

April 16, 2018 | By

Aprils ArtScopeTO podcast features photographer Andre Vittorio, whose series Abstractions on Metal can be seen at Toronto’s Urban Gallery until Sat. April 28, 2018.

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Viva Amiga (2017) and the Video Toaster: Revolution (1991)

Viva Amiga (2017) and the Video Toaster: Revolution (1991)

April 10, 2018 | By

Review of Zach Weddington’s swell documentary Viva Amiga (2017) on the iconic multimedia computer, links to a vintage demo video on NewTek’s Video Toaster, and links to a new blog on York University’s Film Program, circa 1987-1991.

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Terror Rides the Rails: Dutchman (1966) + The Incident (1967)

Terror Rides the Rails: Dutchman (1966) + The Incident (1967)

March 22, 2018 | By

Reviews of two tales of terror set in cramped NYC subway cars: Larry Peerce’s The Incident (1967) on Blu from Twilight Time + Anthony Harvey’s Dutchman (1966) from Image.

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Peeping into the Labyrinth: the Giallo & the Neo-Giallo

Peeping into the Labyrinth: the Giallo & the Neo-Giallo

March 20, 2018 | By

Reviews of two giallo entries from 1972: Mario Caiano’s Eye in the Labyrinth / L’occhio nel labirinto on Code Red DVD + James Kelley’s What the Peeper Saw / Diabólica malicia via VCI on Blu.

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No Laughing Matter: Victor Hugo’s Cruel Romance “L’homme qui rit”

No Laughing Matter: Victor Hugo’s Cruel Romance “L’homme qui rit”

March 17, 2018 | By

Reviews of Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs on film: the 1928 silent classic directed by Paul Leni & starring Conrad Veidt + the 2012 Jean-Pierre Améris version.

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The Joy of Infidelity

The Joy of Infidelity

March 2, 2018 | By

The joy (and perils) of infidelity are centre-frame in Paul Mazursky’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) + Woody Allen’s Husbands and Wives (1992), on Blu via Twilight Time.

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Marilyn Lerner Talks Scoring Silent Film

Marilyn Lerner Talks Scoring Silent Film

February 21, 2018 | By

Jazz composer & improviser Marilyn Lerner discusses performing her scores live for silent films, including Frank Borzage’s Street Angel (1928) + the upcoming The Man Who Laughs (1928) at Toronto’s Revue Cinema.

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The Relationship Between Bananas and Sex

The Relationship Between Bananas and Sex

February 17, 2018 | By

Reviews of two Woody Allen satirical classics – Bananas (1971) + Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) – on Blu via Twilight Time.

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In With the New: My Cousin Rachel (1952) + Admiral (2015) on Blu

In With the New: My Cousin Rachel (1952) + Admiral (2015) on Blu

February 13, 2018 | By

Making their debut on Blu on this side of the pond are the Dutch marine classic Admiral / Michiel de Ruyter (2015) from XLrator, and Richard Burton’s U.S. debut with Olivia de Havilland in My Cousin Rachel (1952) via Twilight Time.

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Dear Guelda, Part 2: Julian Roffman Rediscovered in Print + Film

Dear Guelda, Part 2: Julian Roffman Rediscovered in Print + Film

February 9, 2018 | By

Follow-up profile of pioneering filmmaker Julian Roffman includes a book review of Dear Guelda, reviews of selected short films, and the features Sarumba (1950), The Bloody Brood (1959), and Spy in Your Eye (1965).

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