Tag: Royal Cinema

TJFF 2018: The Ancient Law (1923) Live!

TJFF 2018: The Ancient Law (1923) Live!

May 7, 2018 | By

Reviews of works currently screening at TJFF 2018 begins with The Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923), a rare German film supported by a live score performance with pianist Donald Sosin and Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals.

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Film: Ancient Law, The  / This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923)

Film: Ancient Law, The / This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923)

May 7, 2018 | By

Recently cited as the precursor & inspiration to Warner Bros.’ classic and history making all-talking, all-singing sound hit The Jazz Singer (1927), this forgotten German silent classic was recently restored by gathering the best elements from five surviving colour-tinted prints from around the world, as the original negative and German version no longer exist…

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Goblin Talks Suspiria at The Royal Cinema + Free Streaming of BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store

Goblin Talks Suspiria at The Royal Cinema + Free Streaming of BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store

October 20, 2017 | By

Podcast featuring edited post-Suspiria 4K Q&A with Goblin and Rue Morgue’s Aaron von Luption + Free Screener links to my experimental doc BSV 1172 in celebration of Video Store Day.

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Matthew Porterfield’s Putty Hill (2010) + Take What You Can Carry (2015)

Matthew Porterfield’s Putty Hill (2010) + Take What You Can Carry (2015)

June 1, 2016 | By

Reviews of Matthew Porterfield’s 2015 short Take What You Can Carry + feature film Putty Hill (2010), recently screened at Toronto’s Royal Cinema, plus some quick thoughts on video-to-film releases.

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Scanners’ Stephen Lack at the Royal Cinema + CanCon Distribution Headaches

Scanners’ Stephen Lack at the Royal Cinema + CanCon Distribution Headaches

April 22, 2016 | By

Audio excerpts from the recent Q&A with Scanners actor and artist Stephen Lack with NOW Magazine’s Norman Wilner + some thoughts regarding the ongoing headaches of CanCon distribution.

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Nathan Silver’s Stinking Heaven (2015)

Nathan Silver’s Stinking Heaven (2015)

March 16, 2016 | By

Review of Nathan Silver’s Stinking Heaven (2015), recently screened via MDFF at the Royal Cinema, plus some thoughts on the filmmakers’ use of a vintage ENG tube camera.

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