Original action, quality food and reality TV, homegrown stand-up and (possibly) the TV event of the year.
A shameless attempt to will a new franchise into being, the newest Mark Wahlberg / Peter Berg joint both suffers and benefits from how familiar it is.
Joaquin Phoenix is great, but otherwise this origin story is far from the subversive, auteurist film it purports to be.
The king of comedy on film picks up the mic at Just for Laughs.
Highlights of Montreal’s annual mega comedy festival, in full swing this week and on till July 28.
* Fantasia fest at Cinémathèque québécoise
* Marc Maron book signing at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
* Turcot by Michel Martino at Visual Voice Gallery
* Polish Fantastic: A Multimedia Presentation by Daniel Bird
* CollegeHumor premiere Coffee Town at Just for Laughs
* MEG presents NOIA, Hissy Fit & Country
* Sam Simmons at OFF JFL
* Live taping of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast
* Basha: Film Posters at Fantasia
* In Conversation With Podz with Marc Lamothe
* The PHI Centre screens Post Tenebras Lux
* Holla-Palooza hip hop festival at CFC
* Duchess Says at la Sala Rossa
* Panopticon Eyelids at Brasserie Beaubien
The lesser-known cinematic cousin of the larger comedy extravaganza, the Just for Laughs Film Festival brings onscreen comedy in all its forms to our fair city. This year, Cult MTL and the JFL film fest offer you the chance to check out some of the fest’s offerings for free!