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FRANK MEETS ALFIE: Hitchcock/Truffaut – film review

FRANK MEETS ALFIE: Hitchcock/Truffaut – film review

HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT      director: Kent Jones      opens: January 7th, ByTowne Cinema      325 Rideau Street, Ottawa      In 1963, during the frenzy stirred by “Psycho”, fresh French filmmaker Francois Truffaut interviewed Alfred Hitchcock in a series of interrogation style questions. The resulting book became an insider’s bible to movie making 101. It was long, dry, and […]

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THE FINNISH LINE – The Grump – film review

THE FINNISH LINE – The Grump – film review

THE GRUMP    director: Dome Karukoski    Finland, 2014, 104 minutes    30th European Union Film Festival    ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street, Ottawa    Sunday, November 29, 2015, 3:50pm    In the 1976 Olympics Lasse Viren cemented his place as the premier long distance runner in world with a 5,000 and 10,000m double, matching his 1972 feat. Not much has […]

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I WANNA BE A COWBOY – Cowboys – film review

I WANNA BE A COWBOY – Cowboys – film review

KAUBOJI (COWBOYS)    director: Tomislav Mršić    Croatia, 107 minutes    30th European Union Film Festival     ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street    Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:55pm Small town, local theatre productions can be utterly delicious in their awfulness. Now imagine such a venture featuring a band of Croatian misfits stumbling to produce a western play. Not as far fetched […]

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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE – The Sinking of Sozopol – film review

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE – The Sinking of Sozopol – film review

THE SINKING OF SOZOPOL    director: Kostadin Bodev    30th European Union Film Festival    Monday, November 23, 2015, 8:45 pm    ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street    Be prepared for a soaking. This is one wet film. There is rain, there is ocean, there is vodka. Ten bottles worth in fact. When Chavo returns to the seaside village of […]

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THE BAR SCENE – The Stanford Prison Experiment – film review

THE BAR SCENE – The Stanford Prison Experiment – film review

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT    director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez    opens October 2nd, Bytowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St.,   School as prison? What a novel concept. A Psyche 101 classic, The Stanford Prison Experiment is fictionalized (barely) for the big screen. Two dozen students were split into prisoner and guard factions, and on a $15 daily carrot (a significant chunk ‘o’ […]

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THERE GOES BILLY

THERE GOES BILLY

WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkins starts September 4th, ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street Look, Billy Connolly’s in it, and he’s always great, so go see the damn thing. More? Damn. Ok, but you asked for it. If there’s room for one more heart-tugging, sappy, tear-jerking, feel-good movie before summer officially runs out, […]

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COMING TO TERM

COMING TO TERM

9 MONTH STRETCH directed by Albert Dupontel, France, 2013, 82 minutes Friday March 14, 2014, 9:15 pm 12th DiverCine Film Festival: World Cinema from La Francophonie ByTowne Cinema   Fans of Edgar Wright’s fast paced dark comedies please line up. Seems the French can splatter blood with a wink and a nudge much like the Brits. Heck, even Monty Pythoner Terry Gilliam […]

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