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A review which tries to capture the unique experience which is Béla Tarr’s Sátántangó.

The Limey  

Steven Soderbergh balances arthouse modernism with conventions of the classical genre to produce nouveau gangster chic.


An in-depth analysis of an overlooked silent film classic by Russian emigré Dimitri Kirsanov.


An analysis of the year that was. An improvement over 2000, according to Rist.


Good things do come in small packages, with this subtle and delicate low budget digi-film that dignifies 24 hours in the life of two flawed, yet endearing losers, lovers Alex and J.D.


A review of Robin Schlaht's recent Canadian feature Solitude.


Part two of David Neo's subtle analysis of Fractal memory images in Sokoruv's Mother and Son.


Gilles Deleuze Meets the Mandelbrot set in this theoretical exploration of the memory images in Sokoruv's modern day Kammerspiel classic Mother and Son.


Offscreen rarely reviews big budget Hollywood. But I am making an exception with the latest remake of Planet of the Apes, if only to reaffirm why it is that Offscreen treads cautiously when it comes to current Hollywood.


Will Buster Keaton ever date? Unlikely, as this recent retrospective demonstrates.


The Award winning Canadian experimental narrative film Subterranean Passage is a meticulously layered visual puzzle that slowly unravels through a series of echoing motifs on the wonder and resiliency of childhood imagination.


American Psycho is funny, irreverent, 'Hitchcockian', and much more.


Genghis Blues touches the very core of the human soul -as great music does- and demonstrates with poetic simplicity how music can be the great cultural leveler. How else can you explain the immediate, symbiotic link that is established between a burly, blind, near-forgotten San Franciscan bluesman and the people of a remote Central Asian nation, Tuva?


My curiosity about a film entitled Burn, Witch, Burn has been peaked since the day I purchased an original one-sheet of the film in the mid-1970's. With the film still unavailable on video, I had written off the likelihood of every seeing the film.


For its annual benefit screening, La Cinémathèque Québécoise offered a restored 35-mm print of Paul Leni's searing expressionistic historical drama, The Man Who Laughs.

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