Take This Waltz

Split Decision: Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz

By Adam Nayman / June 22, 2012

By Adam Nayman The first sign that Take This Waltz is going to be too writerly comes in the very first scene, when Toronto parks worker Margot (Michelle Williams) is coerced by a group of Nova Scotian historical re-enactors into pantomiming flogging an adulterer. As a self-contained scene, it’s pretty funny: the Canadian Heritage Site…

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Canada’s Top Ten 2011: The Roundtable

By cscope2 / January 5, 2012

We’ve already discussed the majority of the features on this year’s Canada’s Top Ten list in some form or another in the pages of Cinema Scope or on Cinema Scope Online, many during our TIFF coverage. But as it’s still the time of year when film culture is obsessed with lists—writing them, reading them, arguing…

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TIFF Countdown -1: Low Life / 388 Arletta Avenue / Back to Stay / Elena / The Forgiveness of Blood / Good Bye / Gypsy / Leave It On the Floor / Mr. Tree / The Patron Saints / Sleeping Beauty / Smuggler / Take This Waltz / Volcano / Whores’ Glory

By cscope2 / September 7, 2011

Cinema Scope 48 Preview: Low Life (Nicolas Klotz & Elisabeth Perceval, France)—Special Presentations By Andréa Picard “Two types of film: those that employ the resources of the theatre (actors, directors, etc…) and use the camera in order to reproduce; those that employ the resources of cinematography and use the camera to create.” —Robert Bresson, Notes…

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