Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Toronto's Local Film Cultures

Toronto has an incredibly nuanced history when it comes to film, be it in its many theatres, its discourses, or the the diverse sites and scenes that have made our city so welcoming to the medium. In keeping with this idea, the University of Toronto's Cinema Studies Institute has organized a (now completed) course regarding the documentation of Toronto's colourful cinematic past. The culmination of the project is Local Film Cultures, a website that has exhibition histories on almost all of Toronto's vintage (or dead) cinemas, and detailed reports on the cultures, scenes, and  and its evolution in Toronto. Check it out if you have some time, or you ever want to take a trip down memory lane.

Here are a few sample articles, written by the We Bleed Movies team:

Brad's account of the infamous University Theatre

Oscar blog - Why I disliked Rampart

Woody Harrelson is too good for this.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Oscars 2011 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

While audiences already familiar with Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy have no doubt devoured Niels Arden Oplev's 2009 Swedish adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, rallying the mob to decry David Fincher's latest as simply a 'cash grab' or 'Americanized remake' is something you'll want to think twice about.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Girl with the Rotten Tomatoes

 As tiresome as "Denbygate" has become to discuss — the Internet certainly moves quickly — I believe there's a side of the entire controversy that has been largely overlooked.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Oscars 2011 - MARGIN CALL

Despite being released in a year of financial turmoil and global protests like Occupy Wall Street, Margin Call fails to bring a sense of danger or precariousness to the "financial thriller" genre.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Oscars 2011 — HUGO

With Hugo, director Martin Scorsese has created a film that honours cinema's rich and often-overlooked heritage. But in a kid's movie?

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Oscars 2011 — THE ARTIST

There is likely no other movie quite as eminently enjoyable this year than The Artist

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Oscars 2011 — YOUNG ADULT

Young Adult is a lot of things, but a good Jason Reitman movie it isn't.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Oscars 2011 — PROJECT NIM

In the mid-1970s, Project Nim was a radical experiment to teach Nim, a baby chimpanzee, American Sign Language. The final goal? A coherent, grammatically correct sentence.

Saturday, 3 December 2011


Alexander Payne is truly the master of character development.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Film review: Rob Ford's "Mayor of Toronto"

Director Rob Ford has taken a bold new approach to filmmaking in his new film, Mayor of Toronto.

But does it hold up to any sort of critical scrutiny?

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Oscars 2011 — INTO THE ABYSS

Werner Herzog's latest is an exploration into the unknown.

Unfortunately, one of the unknowns is the message (or intention) he wants to send across.