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Film Music at the TJFF: May 5-12, 2012

Film Music at the TJFF: May 5-12, 2012

May 5, 2012 | By

Yes, the Toronto Jewish Film Festival is on, and today marks the beginning of a major sidebar series on film music. Check out the week’s tally, and plan your week accordingly.

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Film: Heir, The  / L’heritier (2017)

Film: Heir, The / L’heritier (2017)

May 11, 2017 | By

Edith Jorisch’s hour-long documentary draws from her family’s very personal story of her late grandfather’s quest to seek out three paintings he recalls from his childhood home in Austria, last seen in 1939 before the family’s children were sent to Belgium the day before the Nazis drove tanks into the country…

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Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) and Wax Mask (1997)

Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) and Wax Mask (1997)

May 5, 2017 | By

Review of Wax Mask / M.D.C. – Maschera di cera (1997), new on Blu from One 7 Movies + from the KQEK.com archives, Mike Baronas’ affectionate portrait of the legendary eye trauma auteur, Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) on DVD.

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Video Tales III: Video Nasties – The Definitive Edition Part 2 + Grindhouse Trailer Classics

Video Tales III: Video Nasties – The Definitive Edition Part 2 + Grindhouse Trailer Classics

May 2, 2015 | By

Alongside an Editor’s Blog, Part 3 of Video Tales offers up reviews of Jake West’s superlative documentary Video Nasties: Draconian Days (Severin / Nucleus Films) + Grindhouse Trailer Classics.

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Film: Sheldon Leonard’s Wonderful Life (2011)

Film: Sheldon Leonard’s Wonderful Life (2011)

May 22, 2014 | By

Sheldon Leonard began as a character actor (he’s perhaps best known as the bartender in It’s a Wonderful Life) in film before switching to radio where he took a crack at writing. His knack for humour…

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Film: Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973)

Film: Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973)

May 22, 2014 | By

A variety show that predated SCTV and especially Saturday Night Live’s blend of skits, parodies, music and monologues, the 140 90 mins. episodes featured the work of Sid Caesar often playing ordinary men often in receipt of assaultive embarrassments…

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Film: When Comedy Went to School (2013)

Film: When Comedy Went to School (2013)

May 22, 2014 | By

From the forties to the seventies, several generations of comedians worked the hotels at the Catskills (known as the Borscht Belt) to a tough crowd of largely Jewish vacationers wanting a lively yet familial atmosphere far away from the clamour of big cities like New York City…

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Film: Pleasures of Being Out of Step, The (2013)

Film: Pleasures of Being Out of Step, The (2013)

May 19, 2014 | By

Veteran journalist David L. Lewis makes his feature-length debut with this extensive documentary on Nat Hentoff, a journalist known primarily for his dual outlets – an astute writer of jazz, and defender of the First Amendment and combatant against social injustice…

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Film: British Legends of Stage and Screen – Claire Bloom (2012)

Film: British Legends of Stage and Screen – Claire Bloom (2012)

May 19, 2014 | By

Detailed interview with a reflective Claire Bloom, actress of stage, screen, and classic TV productions…

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Film: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

Film: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

May 15, 2014 | By

Detailed background and chronicle of the U.S. Army’s First Motion Picture Unit, headed by John Ford and aided by fellow directors George Stevens and Samuel Fuller who together documented the D-Day landings, and the liberation of Europe and Nazi concentration camps…

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