© 2016 M.L. Bream

November 10, 2016

In his seminal 1971 essay “Technique and Ideology: Camera, Perspective, Depth

of Field,” Jean-Louis Comolli calls for a conceptualization of the cinema that takes into

account the historical point in which it is constructed. This is necessary, Comolli argues,


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Movies I can't live without  


Toronto Star movie critic Peter Howell has written a book about his 25 favourite movies, with highly personal reviews from Apocalypse Now to The Wizard of Oz.  

Here's a sample of his review of 2001: A Space Odyssey, his all-time favourite film: 


It was billed as "the ultimate trip," and the hyperbole was justified, then as now.

Stanley Kubrick's space opus still seems like the future, 52 years after its release and 19 years after its significant title year. It never gets old and I never tire of seeing it, even after 50-plus viewings..."




01/22/15:  Sundance Film Festival begins


05/13/15:  Cannes Film Festival begins


09/04/15:  Toronto International Film Festival begins


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