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IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 38: Pierre Filmon’s Long Time No See was realised after ten years, but took only five days to shoot

IFFI 51, 16-24 January, 38: Pierre Filmon’s Long Time No See was realised after ten years, but took only five days to shoot They were meeting after nine long years of separation. They had eighty minutes to rewind their journey, re-evaluate their lives, to face their truth, regrets and memories. And, this is their last chance. In a nut-shell, the story of the French movie ‘Long Time No See (Entre Deux Trains)’ can be described like this. Directed  and scripted by Pierre...

Iconic horror film-maker, of the Living Dead fame, Romero dies at 77

Iconic horror film-maker, of the Living Dead fame, Romero dies at 77 Often called the father or progenitor of the modern zombie movie, American film director George A. Romero has died of lung cancer, in Toronto. He was 77. George A. Romero passed away on Sunday July 16, listening to the score of The Quiet Man, one of his all-time favorite films, with his wife, Suzanne Desrocher Romero, and daughter, Tina Romero at his side. He died peacefully in his sleep. Born in The Bronx, to a Cuban-born ...

The Suspensful Career of Brian De Palma

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  While Alfred Hitchcock will forever be known as the "master of suspense", one of his true admirers, the director Brian De Palma, also shares the master's abiding interest and superb execution of the thriller genre. If anything, De Palma was able to be much more explicit in the depiction of violence and sexality than Hitchcock was able to do in the more buttoned-down decades of the 1950s and 1960s. In many ways, De Palma combines the classic elements of less-is-more film sus...

The Global Film Village: A Halloween Interview with Joe Dante just before his Premiere of THE HOLE at AFI Film Festival

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  by Marla Lewin It's Halloween, and our treat tonight is speaking with Joe Dante, who will be walking the red carpet in a few hours for the US premiere of his new film, The Hole at the AFI film festival.  Some of the stars of the movie, will be there as well.  There are actors he has worked with before.  I asked Marc Halperin to help me with the interview, as he distributed Joes' film The Howling while at Embassy Pictures in the glory days of 80's Horror films.   ...

Venice Film Festival Winners Are Here In Toronto

 Sunday, September 9---------If one missed them at the Venice Film Festival, the major winners of that Festival on the Lido (announced last evening) are playing here in Toronto. As part of the roundelay that has become the Fall Festival circuit, buyers, programmers and the press can pick up on films they have missed by simply waiting for another turn of the merry-go-round. If not Venice, then Toronto. If not Toronto, then New York. If not New York, then San Sebastian.. So for those who have st...

The following review/essay was posted by Movie Geeks Jerry in prelude to the 2hour De Palma Tribtue Show

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"Have you ever heard the expression "Let sleeping dogs lie"? Sometimes you're better off not knowing." -- Jake Gittes from Chinatown "It is the old wound, my King.  It has never healed." -- Lancelot from Excalibur "Hollywood will fuck you when no-one else will." -- Russ Millard from The Black Dahlia I saw the Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia about eleven months ago. I finally watched it again last night. It takes a second viewing and a daily t...

THE BRIAN DE PALMA TRIBUTE SHOW

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THE BRIAN DE PALMA TRIBUTE SHOW All guests have been confirmed for our special 2 hourBrian De Palma Tribute Show on Sunday, July 22 at 6pm (EST)Eyal Peretz - A Comparative Literature professor at Indiana University, Mr. Peretz's new book, "Becoming Visionary: Brian De Palma's Cinematic Education of the Senses", will be released in October.  The book examines the philosophical elements in De Palma's work.William Katt- Katt's first feature film, "Carri...

Press Release: Guests Line up for Brian De Palma Tribute on MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!

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Actor William Katt, author Eyal Peretz and web host Geoff Beran will be featured on a special 2-hour internet radio tribute to director Brian De Palma on Sunday, July 22 from 6 - 8pm (EST). MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, one of the most popular motion picture-themed radio programs on the internet, will host the tribute, which will celebrate the various works of one of our most under-appreciated cinematic masters.   "We are solidifying an impressive list of guests who can speak to De Palma's g...

What's COming Up in July on MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!

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MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!Sunday, July 1SPECIAL TIME:  8:00PM (EST)- "Live Free or Die Hard"-The latests scoops on the De Palma Tribute Show-Our Topic of the Week:  Director's Cutswith special guest DR. ROYCE CLEMENS-Flick Picks of the Week!-Archived interveiw with Jamey and "Joshua" director George RatliffSunday, July 8-The latest movie reviews and news-Flick Picks of the Week-interview with PERRY SANTOS, the director of the new documentary film"I'm Rick James"M...

Internet Radio Program Pays Tribute to Director Brian De Palma in July

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On Sunday, July 22, MOVIE GEEKS UNITED!, one of the most popular motion picture-themed radio programs on the internet,  will broadcast a special 2- hour tribute to legendary director BRIAN DE PALMA from 6 – 8pm (EST).  The broadcast, which will be made available live or on replay via their website at www.blogtalkradio.com/moviegeeksunited, will feature interviews with several of De Palma's creative collaborators, as well as film scholars who admire his work.   "From 'Carrie'...

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