Monday, September 30, 2013

Mamo #324: Blind Spot

What if your own emotional baggage is getting in the way of your ability to enjoy a film? After some quick news updates from the movie world at large and some words about Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Matt Price puts forth a theory about his longstanding dislike of horror films - and resolves to do something about it.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mamo #323: Don't Ever Do That Again

The summer of 2013 comes to a close! We declare the winner in the summer box office contest and recap what went right, and what went wrong.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mamo #322: The Erstwhile Alex Billington

Mamo returns, having survived the wilds of TIFF '13 - if "survived" is a word you can apply to a festival where Matt Price announced his retirement from moviegoing and a lunatic film blogger in a press and industry screening called 911 because someone else was using their mobile phone. What kind of a future of movies do you call this?!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mamo at #TIFF13, Part 3: Evolution

Mamo closes out the Toronto International Film Festival 2013! We talk Midnight Madness' 25th anniversary, REAL, R100, Why Don't You Play In Hell, Unforgiven, The Stag, We Are The Best!, Blue Ruin, Blind Detective, Rigor Mortis, Words and Pictures, When Jews Were Funny, Sex Drugs & Taxation, Metalhead, Joe, and Cold Eyes.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Mamo at #TIFF13, Part 2: Walking on Sunshine

Mamo returns from Day 8 of the Toronto International Film Festival 2013! We follow up with Pitch This winner Daniel Cockburn, and then recap days 5-8, including jabber about OCULUS, Canopy, Tracks, How I Live Now, Man of Tai Chi, Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari, Jodorowsky's Dune, The Unknown Known, Blood Ties, Sunshine on Leith, We Are The Best!, Paradise: Hope, This Is Sanlitun, When Evening Falls on Bucharest, and The Wind Rises. Plus, Dave Voigt pops by for like eight seconds.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Mamo at #TIFF13, Part 1: We'll Get Through This

Welcome to the Toronto International Film Festival 2013! We begin our coverage by interviewing two teams entered in TIFF's annual Pitch This! competition - Nimisha Mukerji and Kaitlin Reygehr for Tempest Storm, and Daniel Cockburn for The Engineers - about how TIFF helps propel new filmmakers into their projects. Then we recap days 1-4 of the fest, with discussion of Fat, You Are Here, The Green Inferno, All Cheerleaders Die, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Story of Children and Film, The Station, Heart of a Lion, Horns, Atilla Marcel, Love is the Perfect Crime, Young & Beautiful, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Antboy, Zip and Zap and the Marble Gang, and Enough Said. Join us at the Lightbox! More information about Tempest Storm can be found at tempeststormfilm.com. Daniel Cockburn can be found on twitter at @danielcockburn.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Mamo #318: Chappelle's Show

On a hot and sunny Labour Day weekend / in the middle of a torrential rainstorm, Mamo wanders away from a lacklustre summer at the movies to talk about standup comedy and its nascent status as a pop art form worthy of thought, reflection, and criticism.