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Sunday, January 27 2013

The Best Films of 2012

From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.


Tuesday, January 8 2008

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.


Columns

Wednesday, August 7 2013

In Defense Of ... Sarah Polley Being One of the Best Directors in Modern Cinema

From Away From Her to Stories We Tell, the child actress-turned-director is a mastermind at both presenting and analyzing the fine details of a life. To realize she's still so young is both exhilarating and unnerving.


Reviews

Monday, October 14 2013

The Myths and the Truths in the 'Stories We Tell'

Sarah Polley's fascinating documentary focuses on her family history, and the extent to which memories are embellished and distorted over time.


Friday, May 17 2013

'Stories We Tell': Sarah Polley Ponders Movies and Truths

This is a story of deception and romance, of family and making movies, and it shapes Stories We Tell, because it occasions a series of self-reflections, revelations, and reactions, all stories in themselves.


Thursday, June 28 2012

'Take This Waltz': Sarah Polley's Second Film is a Slow Pleasure

In Take This Waltz, the conflict that develops is not between Lou and Margot, but within her.


Tuesday, May 8 2007

Away from Her (2006)

Both careful and contrived, Away from Her paints marriage as a series of losses, fulfillments, and compromises, infinitely rewarding and painful.


Blogs

Friday, June 14 2013

'Stories We Tell' Keeps It (Almost) All in the Family

Sarah Polley's personal "documentary" suffers from one additional emotional beat too many. Otherwise, it's mesmerizing.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

Further Illuminating the 'Stories We Tell': An Interview with Sarah Polley

From child actress, to award-winning director, Sarah Polley has had one of the most fascinating careers paths in recent history.


Wednesday, December 19 2012

Best Actress, Michelle Williams in 'Take This Waltz'

While everyone else is tripping on Kathryn Bigelow's art-house-cum-action acid, I was content to take a downer and mellow out. And then I looked at Michelle Williams and woke up.


Friday, June 29 2012

‘Take This Waltz’: The Rites of Summer

Sarah Polley’s passion-drunk film about a summertime flirtation is a lovesick daze of lust and pain and regret.


Thursday, September 15 2011

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: 'Take This Waltz'

Take This Waltz is set in Polley's native Toronto and it makes wide use of that city's funky west end for its locations and local musicians for its score (a real treat for this Torontonian).


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