Tag Archives: Sarah Polley

Watching Robin Williams

I figured I'd wait a few days before offering any kind of tribute to Robin Williams. Give the news a chance sink in. It seems to me a universal tragedy; someone so talented, so adored, would feel so despondent as to end his life. Depression doesn't discriminate. Of the more moving remembrances to the Oscar-winning actor… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2012

Welcome to a post collecting the names and details of films that wowed me through the 12 months of last year, typically arriving late as I caught up with everything I wanted to see. My criteria for inclusion are as follows: List-worthiness for me is a strange equation of cerebral and emotional, as much as… Read More

Atlantic Film Festival 2012: Here we go

It's "Christmas for Carsten," as a friend of mine called it. I've been attending and/or writing about The Atlantic Film Festival since 2003. Invariably I see at least one film that blows me away, something I wouldn't have seen otherwise at the local multiplex monopoly.For those who don't know, the AFF is an annual event,… Read More

Top 20 Movies of 2000-2010

This ends my trawl of the internets to find materials I wrote about movies before I started this blog two years ago, materials unseen by anyone but my friends. I hope it proves to be of some use to all y'all.The criteria for choosing the best films of a decade is different than the best… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2007

Yes, yes, I know. It is August 2012. But as I roll up to the second birthday of Flaw In The Iris at the end of this week, I'm looking back at film-related stuff I did in the days before the inception of this venue. I used to have an hour every week on CKDU… Read More

Festival fatigue already?

Yes, it's only Day 3 of the Atlantic Film Festival. I've only seen a half-dozen shorts and maybe seven features, but I can already feel it in my head and in my bones. It's something I always forget about the festival even though I've covered it since 2004. It's partly the rushing around, the schmooze… Read More