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The Best Films of 2015
30 Dec 2015 // 5:23 AM
What is Art, at its best, but the very weapon by which we wage the necessary, perpetual war on Culture? Here, but a quiver full of the world’s arsenal of 2015 film offerings.
Sublimated Rage, Sex and the History of Cinema: An Interview with Chloe Director Atom Egoyan
23 Mar 2010 // 4:00 PM
Toronto-based Egoyan fuses Melodrama with the Psychological Thriller and meticulously constructs a classic star vehicle for one of the finest working American actresses, Julianne Moore.
The Last Witch Hunt: The Legacy of the West Memphis Three
28 Oct 2012 // 5:15 PM
Teenage outcasts often feel like the world is against them; in 1994, three adolescents in West Memphis, Arkansas, experienced proof that it actually was. Now, despite being freed after 18 years of wrongful imprisonment, the battle of the West Memphis Three is not concluded.
Yes, It's Genocide: Armenian Artists and the Obligations of History
12 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM
For many artists of Armenian descent, engaging with the legacy of the 1915 genocide is more than dutiful; it's of crucial importance to how we understand and confront the modern world and its troubles.
If Only 'Chloe' Could Be the Overheated Mess It Really Wants To Be
29 Jul 2010 // 4:00 PM
Chloe's art house pedigree foils it from becoming the trashy erotic thriller it so desperately wants to be.
25 Mar 2010 // 10:20 PM
Chloe herself seems slightly out of place in the movie, a slight kink in a fairly rote domestic strife.
'The Devil's Knot' is Uninvolving and Unnecessary
9 May 2014 // 10:00 AM
We may never know who killed those three boys in a rural Arkansas ravine. The Devil's Knot doesn't add to the discussion. Instead, it distracts from it.
ReFramed #22: Atom Egoyan's 'Exotica' (1994)
4 Apr 2012 // 12:00 AM
In this installment, ReFramed remembers the breakout film from one of Canada's leading pre-millennial masters, a filmmaker who, sadly, seems to have slowly drifted from the critical consciousness.