Ikiru (1952)

October 9th, 1952 | by Padraic Coffey

Sam Mendes’ overvalued American Beauty begins with its omnipotent narrator detailing the mortality of an oblivious central protagonist. This protagonist


The Red Shoes (1948)

September 6th, 1948 | by Padraic Coffey

At first, it may seem perplexing that Martin Scorsese cite Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Red Shoes as his


Rebecca (1940)

April 12th, 1940 | by Padraic Coffey

Rebecca opens with a tracking shot that glides through a seemingly inanimate iron gate and leads us up the path


Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

November 24th, 1938 | by Padraic Coffey

Though Howard Hawks’ Scarface and William A. Wellman’s The Public Enemy had both been produced in early 1930s, before the


The Public Enemy (1931)

April 23rd, 1931 | by Padraic Coffey

If John Wayne is the archetypal onscreen cowboy, James Cagney must surely ranks as the archetypal onscreen gangster. Though his


Films seen at VIFF 2015

January 2nd, 1900 | by Padraic Coffey

Operation Barn Owl (2014, Satsuki Okawa) US A quirky short film, featuring a crop-haired, ukulele-playing girl feeling unrequited love for


Gigs

January 1st, 1900 | by Padraic Coffey

List of Comedy Gigs performed in Canada The Railway Club – 5th June 2015 Cafe Kino – 16th June 2015



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