A Reason to Go Outside: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival

February 18, 2016 9:56 am
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A record-setting snowfall just hit Ottawa. Many of us scrambled to unearth our streets and sidewalks in vain, digging our cars out from under massive layers of cold powder, staring numbly at the flakes as they kept falling. The lucky among us stayed indoors, huddled around the glow of a […]

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Film Review: “Ip Man 3” is a Hard-Hitting Conclusion to a Classic Kung Fu Trilogy

January 25, 2016 1:56 pm
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Directed by Wilson Yip Written by Lai-yin Leung, Chan Tai-Li, and Edmond Wong Produced by Dreams Salon Entertainment Culture et al.     Early on in Ip Man 3, a young Bruce Lee approaches the Kung Fu master and asks to become his student. Ip Man pelts him with cigarettes […]

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“The Force Awakens” Fulfills Old Promises, Makes New Ones

December 21, 2015 2:57 pm
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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Directed by J.J. Abrams Written by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt Produced by Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, and Truenorth Productions     I have to be careful, here. The Force Awakens has been on screens for a few days now, and spoilers […]

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A terrific Saoirse Ronan calls a routine “Brooklyn” home

December 16, 2015 2:06 pm
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Brooklyn Directed by John Crowley Written by Nick Hornby (based on the novel by Colm Tóibín) Produced by Wildgaze Films et al.     There are two scenes in Brooklyn that get at a fundamental truth of travelling long distances. In the first, recent Irish transplant Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) is […]

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Bryan Cranston makes a name for himself in Trumbo

December 1, 2015 1:47 pm
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A scene from Trumbo. Directed by Jay Roach Written by John McNamara (based on “Dalton Trumbo” by Bruce Cook) Produced by Groundswell Productions and ShivHans Pictures It seems almost quaint now. The politics of Hollywood were once a big deal, rather than an unnecessary interruption into screen time. In the […]

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

November 20, 2015 1:59 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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