Montreal Film Journal

2007 LOG (2)

(4 Feb) Babel (2006, Alejandro González Iñárritu) 90
[ Part of the Directors Series ]

(6 Feb) Animal (2007, Roselyne Bosch) 58
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(7 Feb) Norbit (2007, Brian Robbins) [ review ] 11

(8 Feb) Fired! (2007, Annabelle Gurwitch) 43
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(10 Feb) Bridge to Terabithia (2007, Gabor Csupo) 29
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(14 Feb) Breach (2007, Billy Ray) [ review ] 67

(15 Feb) Ghost Rider (2007, Mark Steven Johnson) [ review ] 55

(16 Feb) Black Snake Moan (2007, Craig Brewer) [ review ] 90

If you're wondering why I'm reviewing no movies this week, it's because I'm on the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois shorts jury and I've been trying to get through the 70-some titles I have to watch by Saturday!

UPDATED (02/25/07):
[ We gave the award for Best Short (Fiction) to Mathieu Fontaine's hilariously original sci-fi spoof "Terreur au 3918", with a Special Mention to Mathieu Grondin's cutting satire of the audition process "Screen Test: Karen Elkin". Other favorites of mine were the lovely "L'heure du thé", the visually stunning "Les eaux mortes", the gripping and funny "Sur la ligne", the surprising "West Coast Québec" and the simple but curiously affecting "L'éducation nautique". Of interest as well: "Neuf", "Les jours", "The Ecstasy Note", "L'autocar" and "Bande de câlisses", among others. Naturally, I also hated my share of titles, but the less said about those the better! ]

(22 Feb) Nos voisins Dhantsu (2007, Alain Chicoine) funny ha ha
[ Read my interview with Réal Béland and Stéphane Lefebvre in Voir ]

(27 Feb) Cashback (2007, Sean Ellis) 77
[ Read my interview with Ellis and actor Sean Biggerstaff in Voir ]

January / March