Montreal’s most exciting film fest runs from July 11 to Aug. 1.
* Vernissage for Dima Karout’s Damascus Walls
* GWAR destroy the Corona Theatre
* Così e Così double cassette launch at Casa del Popolo
* Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars is playing Dollar Cinema
Richard Ayoade’s (The IT Crowd, Submarine) sophomore feature-length film The Double is one of the best things we’ve watched all year.
Jim Jarmusch made a vampire movie: Only Lovers Left Alive starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. And it’s kind of fantastic.
Noted Korean director Park Chan-wook makes his Hollywood debut with this thriller, a gorgeous film with bold visual flourishes, saturated colour and layers of symbolic and referential allusions that offset the cast’s mostly restrained performances.
Director John Hillcoat teams up with his The Proposition screenwriter, moonlighting goth-rock kingpin Nick Cave, for this Prohibition-era gangster film set in the backwoods of Kentucky. If you’re thinking Boardwalk Empire meets Justified, you’re not too far off.