Interviews with Adrian Martinez, Gerad McRaney and writer/director team Glen Ficarra and John Requa
The more things change, the more Woody Allen stays the same.
He brings us a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle; personal and professional complications ensue.
Based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who helped solve the Enigma code during the Second World War and was later prosecuted for his homosexuality.
Since the deadline for The Filmmaking Competition is less than a week away, we thought we would do a fun little Q&A in this email
The Filmmaking Competition - What are We?
This is a CINSSU-RoC initiative to showcase U of T filmmaking. We are accepting any original short films under 10 minutes (not including credits). They can be made from any time for any reason: you can submit anything you’ve made through RoC/UTTV/CINSSU or independently on your own. As long as one U of T student was part of the production, you can enter.
The best part: you can submit AS MANY FILMS AS YOU WANT! Hey, entry is free, so why not?
Why Should I Enter?
Other than because your films are awesome? Three reasons:
-Your film will be critiqued by a panel of Cinema Studies Faculty and students. It will be a great way to get feedback on your films.
-We will be holding a SCREENING at the end of February. In short, your entry could be put on a big screen for random people to watch in awe!
-Prizes for the Top 4: $250 split between the Top 3 entries and the winner of the Audience Choice Award. Also, free passes to Raindance Canada’s Saturday Film School, Sunday Script School, and Producers Foundation Certificate Courses in May!
This Sounds Awesome - How do I Enter?
There are 3 ways to submit your film:
1. Submit your film via Google Drive: send a completed Official Entry Form to email@example.com. Then grant firstname.lastname@example.org access/download permission to your film via Google Drive.
2. Submit your film via Dropbox: upload your film to your Dropbox. Then send a completed Official Entry Form and link to the Dropbox to email@example.com
3. Submit your film during Office Hours: put your film on a hard drive or USB. Go to the CINSSU Office [Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave. room 107] anytime during our specified office hours. We will upload your film directly to our computer; you fill out the Official Entry Form at the office.
Any one of these 3 methods are acceptable forms of submission. You will receive an email confirmation when we have your completed Official Entry Form and a functional form of the film.
If you have any questions at all regarding your submission or the submission process, feel free to email or message us at any time. We want to know what you guys are capable of filmmaking-wise, so we are super excited for the entries that will be coming in. Happy filmmaking guys!
Ryan Winter and Eimi Harris
Top 10 favorite films of the year, 5 honorable mentions and the worst film of the year
There were many standout films that came out in the year 2014 but which films made an impression of blogger, Caroline Eisen.
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.” - Woody Allen
Interview with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day
Watch Jude Law take on the role of the notorious Dom Hemingway; a man who spent 12 years in prison keeping his mouth shut and is finally back on the streets of London, looking to collect what he's owed in this Richard Shepard film.
In Interstellar approaches the idea of how mankind must leave earth in order to survive. This is arguably the biggest possible stake.
The most unlikely friendships are the best kind of friendships.
A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life in Miranda July's Me And You And Everyone We Know.
Marriage is Tricky.
A film review on Gillian Flynn's book adaptation and David Fincher's mystery film Gone Girl
As a disclaimer, this list is missing a few entries like the new TMNT film because I don’t think could stomach more Michael Bay derivatives.
An interview with David Dobkin director of the upcoming film The Judge
"Nearly four years after the release of Limits of Control, writer/director Jim Jarmusch has returned to filmmaking with the 21st century gothic vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive. "
"The film plays on an interesting situation, reversing the normal gender portrayal of the man having multiple sexual partners"
" It stays clear of overbearing pretension and manages to be an enjoyable film"
"While the film is not without its flaws it will genuinely hold ones interest and offers an interesting and realistic look at teen life"