Movie Review: Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi” breaks the law to show streets of Tehran

November 20, 2015 1:59 pm

Jafar Panahi’s Taxi Written and directed by Jafar Panahi Produced by Jafar Panahi Film Productions Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi” is a movie that shouldn’t exist. Five years ago the Iranian director was arrested for attempting to film a documentary about the social unrest following President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election. He was […]

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Film Review: A Fiery Fassbender Walks the Talk in “Steve Jobs”

November 14, 2015 1:25 pm

Steve Jobs Directed by Danny Boyle Written by Aaron Sorkin (based on the book by Walter Isaacson) Produced by Universal Pictures et al. Steve Jobs could be a real jerk. This is the overriding thrust of Danny Boyle’s new film about the Apple co-founder, and it’s hammered home in scene […]

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Film Review: “Room” opens a door on abuse, wonder

November 7, 2015 12:37 pm

Room Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Written by Emma Donoghue (based on her book) Produced by A24, Element Pictures, and No Trace Camping It’s astounding to consider that a person could go missing only to reemerge years later. The actual case of Elisabeth Fritzl, imprisoned for 24 years in the basement […]

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Lloyd Frost Provides Social Commentary with a Groove

October 30, 2015 11:55 am
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Photo courtesy of Ben Dionne © Blue Plazuela Music. Lloyd Frost has many tales to tell. Frost is a Montreal-born singer/songwriter and musician who lives and plays his songs in Ottawa. Lloyd has recently released The Sun Is Rising and Other True Stories, an 11 track album. People have told Frost that it […]

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Taking Filmmaking to the Limit

September 30, 2015 10:23 am

Think you can make a 7-minute short film in 60 days? The Digi60 Filmmakers Fest puts Ottawa film buffs to the test, providing a rewarding and challenging opportunity for the aspiring filmmaker.   Jennifer Mulligan is a screenwriter and producer, originally from the Pontiac region of Quebec. She is currently […]

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What Happened to ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ After They Robbed the Casinos?

August 13, 2015 12:03 pm

The American Comedy Ocean’s Eleven (2001) was an unusual work by Steven Soderbergh. The light hearted movie was a remake of a 1960 movie bearing the same title. The movie had an all-star cast, featuring big names like George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. The two sequels, namely Ocean’s […]

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Can You Guess Which Heroes Star in the Fantastic Four Reboot?

August 4, 2015 12:04 pm

Hollywood is at it again, giving a brand-spanking-new reboot to an all-time favourite. The Fantastic Four are coming to cinemas on August 6, with Marvel newbies Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller taking the roles of The Four under the aegis of director Josh Trank. Have […]

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Celebrating the Women of the Oscars

February 19, 2015 2:00 pm

The glitz, the glamour, the gowns! This time of year can only mean one thing–award season! Hollywood’s biggest night is almost here, and OLM has a fun way to mix up your Oscar party! This years Academy Award nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role have all delivered outstanding […]

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European Union Film Festival: One Mile Away

November 13, 2014 12:00 pm
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The European Union Film Festival will snitch the dirty, yet exhilarating details behind the often concealed truths of gang wars with the film ‘One Mile Away.’ Unveiling social progress is possible when two rival groups adjoin with a purpose. Street gangs generally operate on the pretense of restricted solidarity, power claims, disturbance […]

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Gorilla Doctors: Problems and Solutions

October 9, 2014 11:50 am

In conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Nature’s screening of Gorilla Doctors, OLM will be publishing a three-part series written by the documentary cinematographer Michael Boland. The screening takes place Thursday, October 9. Part Three: Problems & Solutions Gorilla Health Care Approximately 70 per cent of the habituated mountain gorilla […]

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Gorilla Doctors: The Impact

October 2, 2014 12:00 pm

In conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Nature’s screening of Gorilla Doctors, OLM will be publishing a three-part series written by the documentary cinematographer Michael Boland. The screening takes place Thursday, October 9. Part Two: The Impact of  The Gorilla Doctors Gorilla Doctors have a motto, ‘Saving a species, one gorilla […]

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Gorilla Doctors: A Brief History

September 25, 2014 12:00 pm

In conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Nature’s screening of Gorilla Doctors, OLM will be publishing a three-part series written by the documentary cinematographer Michael Boland. The screening takes place Thursday, October 9.  Part One: A Brief History The Virunga Massif, in Africa, is the home to approximately 880 mountain […]

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Documentary Screening: Walking the Camino

September 24, 2014 10:00 am

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, the extraordinary award-winning documentary by director and producer Lydia B. Smith, is here at Ottawa’s Mayfair Theatre and ByTowne Cinema for a limited run. This cinematic masterpiece captures the trials and tribulations of a group of modern pilgrims who challenge themselves to trek […]

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Emmy Awards Recap

August 27, 2014 12:30 pm

Did you watch the 66th annual Emmy Awards on Monday night? We were tuned in from the red carpet to the finale. The fabulous fashion and the hilarious hosting job by SNL-alum Seth Meyers made for a fantastic evening of entertainment. We were ecstatic to see that some of our […]

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It’s Time for Shorts! Come see the best European Short Films for Free!

May 7, 2014 11:36 am

Drama, comedy, and animation –there will be something for everyone at the European Union Short Film Festival: It’s Time for Shorts! running May 8 to May 9 at Club SAW (67 Nicholas St.). Show time starts at 7 p.m. on both days. It’s Time for Shorts! was made possible by […]

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Attention Filmmakers: Ottawa International Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

April 29, 2014 12:08 pm

Budding filmmakers take note — the Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) is now receiving submissions of your most creative works until June 30. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the event running October 15 to 19, deemed Canada’s quickest-growing international film festival. Beginning in 2009 at the Jack Purcell […]

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From VICE to NXNE, Music Maven Christopher Roberts Reflects on his Roots in Ottawa

April 9, 2014 2:03 pm

Pick any popular artist today and there’s a good chance Christopher Roberts has either scouted or worked with them directly. From The Raveonettes, The Black Lips and Action Bronson, to Bloc Party, The Streets, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Death From Above 1979, his influence is strong in the music industry. Formerly […]

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