Act of Killing, Sarah Polley win at Cinema Eye

The big winners tonight at the Cinema Eye doc awards were the brilliant Act of Killing, along with Sarah Polley for director.  Too bad Blackfish did not win the audience award.   Winners from HR: Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking The Act o...
Posted On 08 Jan 2014

Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell

Sasha nearly missed Stories We Tell because she was feeling under the weather. Resolving to soldier on, tap into energizing mountain air and make the extra effort on the last day it screened, she says in her capsule review, “of course it turned out to be one of those films...
Posted On 07 Sep 2012

La Femme Telluride

William Blake once wrote that exuberance is beauty. Despite the success of Ben Affleck’s Argo here, this fest seems to be driven by women filmmakers. This is most surprising, since we just came out of such an bad year for women. But three of them were the major forces...
Posted On 03 Sep 2012

Three teasers from Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz

When Margot, 28, meets Daniel, their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction: she is happily married to Lou, a celebrated cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic...
Posted On 05 Aug 2011

Sarah Polley Back Behind the Cam

Sarah Polley, who had so much success with Away from Her (nommed for a Screenplay Adaptation Oscar), will begin shooting a romantic comedy with Seth Rogan and Michelle Williams called Take This Waltz. Polley wrote the script based on a Leonard Cohen song.  The script recently...
Posted On 22 Apr 2010

Mr. Nobody, trailer

Another high point in this year of science-fiction peaks? One unfair complaint about the genre is that it’s often cold and too emotionless. In space, no one can hear you sigh. Maybe that’s why sci-fi grounded in familiar surroundings usually has the best shot at...
Posted On 27 May 2009