Here’s to the Unusuals

The real power is in the hatThis week’s NOW finds me talking to two very different but very intriguing filmmakers — the iconoclastic Quebec director Denis Cote, who’s being feted this week at the Lightbox with a retrospective on the occasion of the release of his latest feature, “Curling”, and George Nolfi, a Hollywood screenwriter making his directorial debut with one of the oddest, most engaging studio pictures I’ve seen in a long time, “The Adjustment Bureau”. Read both interviews; you’ll learn stuff!

Also, if you’re following me on the Twitter (or you read Torontoist), you’ll already know I’m participating in the Toronto Underground Cinema’s “Defending the Indefensible” series, which has its inaugural double-feature tomorrow night; if this is the first time you’re hearing about it, you can find all the details here. Come on down, if you’re able; I’ll be introducing “Alien Resurrection” first, and then Torontoist’s John Semley does his best to pull me off of “Freddy Got Fingered”.

The fun starts at 7 pm, and a portion of the proceeds goes to The Redwood, a very deserving charity. I guarantee you will not see two grown men be this passionate about these films anywhere else in town … and maybe never again, come to think of it.

4 thoughts on “Here’s to the Unusuals”

  1. Trust me — whatever else it may be, “The Adjustment Bureau” is not “The Box”. Everyone’s physically intact, for a start …

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