A busy week of film-related fun is in the can, with another up ahead.
Thanks to everyone who came to the Halifax Central Library screening last Thursday of the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. It was a real treat to see so many people turn out, and to say a few things about my favourite Anderson picture.
A brand new episode of FLAW IN THE IRIS: THE FILM PODCAST is live now. I speak to local film buff Lisa Buchanan, who has a keen eye for trends around the Academy Awards. We take a look at the 2018 nominees. Please click here or here to listen to the episode. Please feel free to subscribe and review that sucker.
I was on CTV Morning Live last Thursday morning with the wonderful Heidi Petracek to talk a few of the Oscar nominees in cinemas… and Paddington 2. Good times, though being on TV frequently serves as a reminder I need a haircut.
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Speaking of crazy ‘casting, Stephen Cooke and I have another episode of LENS ME YOUR EARS completed. It will air on Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 on CKDU 88.1 FM. We discuss Call Me By Your Name and take a look at some great films in the history of Queer Cinema (including Maurice, starring James Wilby and Hugh Grant, below). Hopefully it’ll be up online soon, too.
Check out my piece in The Coast next Thursday (February 1). The Flashback Film Fest happens at the Park Lane Cinema from February 2-8, and I take a cheap shot or two at A View To A Kill, which has to be one of the worst of the James Bond 007 movies.
Finally, Carbon Arc Cinema is back this coming Friday, February 2. The winter season opens with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the collection of the year’s best commercials. More international features and documentaries are planned for the coming months, go here for all the details.