EDWARD SAID: Chronicle of an Infitada
Good fences make good neighbors
makes for better poetry than politics -- and history.
DAVID SOLWAY: Reflections on Quebec
and L'Affaire Richler
Mordecai Richler tells it like it
is, is vilified by the French and then the English, anti-Semitism
rears its ugly mug -- welcome to la belle province, the
minefield, the metaphor.
IBM and the Bottom Line: Slimegate
Its prototype of the computer was
developed for record keeping at the Nazi Death Camps.
Tasha Robinson interviews JOHN MALKOVICH
In his directorial debut, (In
the Dance Upstairs), JM's characters are of their times.
"It's then up to us to choose what we want to hear. We're
on earth. There's no cure for that."
KJ Doughton reviews MANIC, directed
by Jordan Melamed
In a perfect world, all roads lead
to meaningful existence: in Malemed's manic psychiatric ward,
nothingness and its opposite fight for souls of beings who have
fallen through the dawn.
ROBERT J. LEWIS reviews Aki Kaurismaki's
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
Chasing down rainbows in the sink-holes
of Helsinki is the story of an amnesia victim 'at play in the
fields of the lord.' One fine film out of Finland.
RYAN BIGGE: Everything Falls Apart
Is the sudden preoccupation with
'decay' a serious philosophical pursuit or just another cult-fiction?
THE UNDERDOG by Sean Johnston
Maybe he's one of us we don't want
to know about? The human condition gets a mixed review.
The Art of ERIC CARLOS BERTRAND by
The big-bang of paint refusing to
submit to chaos defines the energy and atavistic yearning of
Eric Carlos Bertrand.
BOOT CAMP INSTINCTS by Alex Waterhouse-Hayward
Like the gunslinger, the photographer
is only as good as his last best shot: the Holy Grail is not
a dark room conspiracy.
SIX DEGREES OF BLUES with Emanuel
The plucky blues of Ray Bonneville
singing July Sun.