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  • Family tragedies inspire Calgary-shot superhero film El Chicano

    Family tragedies inspire Calgary-shot superhero film El Chicano

    Last year, Ben Hernandez Bray sat in an empty New York apartment and wrote obsessively for four weeks. The outpouring of creativity came from a dark place. He was grieving the death of his daughter, who died in utero 19 months earlier.   The project he was working on was based on an earlier unfinished […]
  • Movie review: Magical Sônia Braga propels Aquarius

    Movie review: Magical Sônia Braga propels Aquarius

    Career-redefining performance as a woman fighting developers from tearing down her apartment complex.
  • 'One guy and a pencil': Filmmaker Nick DiLiberto creates ambitious Nova Seed in his apartment

    'One guy and a pencil': Filmmaker Nick DiLiberto creates ambitious Nova Seed in his apartment

    Nick DiLiberto probably wouldn’t think of it this way, but the animator and filmmaker has suffered greatly for his art. We’re talking real, demonstrable pain. The Hamilton, Ont. native gave himself four years to finish Nova Seed, his hour-long animated feature about a lion-man hybrid pitted against the evil Dr. Mindskull in a post-apocalyptic future. […]
  • Movie review: Stone Story tells the tale of a Mile End hippie hipster

    Movie review: Stone Story tells the tale of a Mile End hippie hipster

    The documentary follows Martin Stone, who has lived with a rotating cast of roommates in the same Mile End apartment for 40 years.
  • Video: Vancouver grandmother, age 69, becomes award winning Indie filmmaker

    Video: Vancouver grandmother, age 69, becomes award winning Indie filmmaker

    Goldie Smitlener, a 69-year-old grandmother, managed apartments before producing her first Indie film “Stolen Path” with her 16-year-old granddaughter, a newbie actress. The film, shot in Croatia and done without high-priced Hollywood help, has started to win awards. The movie premiers in Vancouver, April 17.   New Westminster grandmother becomes indie filmmaker
  • The Wolfpack review: Trapped in the apartment

    The Wolfpack review: Trapped in the apartment

    First-time filmmaker Crystal Moselle soon reveals that Oscar had his wife homeschool the brood, and let the family outside only rarely — in some years, never
  • Video: Crazy 8s juror; Kaare Andrews

    Video: Crazy 8s juror; Kaare Andrews

    Kaare Andrews made his Crazy8s short film, “Unwritten” (also known as “Nettirwuw”) in 2005. It’s the effects-heavy tale of an unpublished author nearing the end of his days. Determined to finish his great novel before he dies, he's locked himself in his apartment, where he works night and day. The writer has gotten within the last chapter when a mysterious reporter unexpectedly shows up at the door to interview him about his life.
  • Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies after apparent drug relapse

    Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies after apparent drug relapse

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning American actor, was found dead in his New York apartment Sunday after an apparent heroin overdose.
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman embraced the infinite possibilities

    Philip Seymour Hoffman embraced the infinite possibilities

    Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment Sunday morning with a needle in his arm and two bags of heroin nearby. He was 46, and leaves behind three children and a body of work that will […]
  • MIchael Cera is hot again. Also, humid

    MIchael Cera is hot again. Also, humid

    It was around 30 degrees in Brooklyn last week when Michael Cera was sitting in a third-floor apartment, doing a series of telephone interviews. There was no air conditioning in the apartment, a development Cera called “really bad.” “The humidity […]




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