When I was searching for a particular DVD to watch tomorrow night in lieu of the Covid-blocked Melbourne Cinémathèque double bill, I came across this DVD (still in its shrink wrapping) that I must have bought in Toronto in 2009.
I would have bought it because I was aware of writer/director Robert Lepage as a theatre and opera director (this was his first film). He had built up a solid international reputation as a theatre director in Canada, the…
The Great Canadian Film Day Blind Spot Catch-Up, Continued
LÉOLO is another celebrated Quebec film that often pops up on lists of the best Canadian films of all time. Written and directed by Jean-Claude Lauzon, the story is a semi-autobiographical work about a precocious boy in Montreal's "Mile End" neighborhood, who retreats into escapist fantasy to process the misery of his impoverished slum-dwelling existence. Léo Lauzon is the youngest child of an eccentric family who believes he is actually Sicilian…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
i still don’t understand what went thru this stupid mans head like did he seriously think i can just murder my wife and kids and live a happy normal life with my mistress? i have so many questions chile
I don't get the main criticism about this film. Sure, you might not like some stuff, but it's not sloppy filmmaking. This time, I could understand more of the story and the mythology itself. Also I could pay more attention to the build-up for the final act and I felt like all the clues were there. It wasn't something that came out of thin air.
It's really my kind of film. I hope more people would give this a chance and enjoy this ride. It's tense, gory and it'll stay with you after the finale, specially when you understand what the movie is saying.
Very interesting film about a subject I'm passionate about. I happen to be spending time in the neighborhood this was shot in right now. Filmmakers Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers were kind enough to share a link with me before it hits TIFF and hopefully theaters later this year.
I found the depictions pretty accurate and the film is definitely coming from a good place -- interested in exploring the cycle of abuse and trauma. A miasma of despair most…
Got yourself a problem
He can Alexander handle it
Lost 150 pounds
Alexander damn he thin
Never lost a single fight
Has a love for weird guitars
Wishin' he could go to sleep
Lives in a department store
Breath is smellin' kinda' whack
Alexander hand ya mints
Sees something he doesn't like?
He Alexander banning it
Loves The Office way too much
Alexander Pam and Jim
Star deducted for being a filmed play-- thoughtfully filmed, granted, but basically covered like a slightly more artful sporting event, with an eye toward simple framing for maximum impact. As for the musical itself, I think it's extraordinary, a relic of the Obama era perhaps, but timeless in its plea for America to live up to its ideals.