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Reel Deal Goes to the Toronto Film Festival – Day 4 and beyond

Reel Deal Goes to the Toronto Film Festival – Day 4 and beyond

September 10, 2012 No Comments

Life without a movie queue to stand in seems strangely incomplete.  Wait, was that Ben Affleck? Colin Farrell? Flashback moment. Alas, no. As the Toronto Film Festival continues for another week without me, I am left to reflect on the films that I was fortunate enough to screen and mark the ones “must see” that I didn’t.  […]

The Reel Deal Goes to the Toronto Film Festival – Day 2 and 3

The Reel Deal Goes to the Toronto Film Festival – Day 2 and 3

September 8, 2012 No Comments

This day 2-3 conglomerate is a direct result of the non-stop film watching available here in Toronto. (sorry, well, kind of sorry) The atmosphere remains electric (despite the rain on Saturday) with star- and director-studded film events scattered all over the city! I have been lucky enough to screen films from Egypt (“After the Battle”), France (“Rust […]

The Reel Deal Goes to the Toronto Film Festival!!! Day 1

The Reel Deal Goes to the Toronto Film Festival!!! Day 1

September 7, 2012 No Comments

The train has landed, the sun is shining and the movies are rolling in Toronto!!!  The Detroit Film Theatre has once again organized an epic experience in this premiere film world.  The festival is organized well, but there are lines (not the kind to learn, but the ones to stand in) to be had everywhere.  […]

The Reel Deal Goes to the 2012 Toronto Film Festival

The Reel Deal Goes to the 2012 Toronto Film Festival

September 3, 2012 No Comments

Join us in Toronto on Thursday, September 6 for the opening of the spectacular Toronto Film Festival!  If you can’t make it yourself this year, share  the excitement of screening movie after movie after movie (sigh!) online, as Dave and I resolve to see as many films as we possibly can and post our experiences in […]

The Reel Deal Announces the 2012-2013 Film Season!!!!!

June 25, 2012 No Comments

The Reel Deal is proud to present the dates and location of the upcoming 2012-2013 film series.  The Bloomfield Township Library is once again the location for each of the four Sunday afternoon programs.  The films chosen are varied, with two “to be determined” spots left open until after this September’s Toronto Film Festival.  Please […]

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Cinetopia International Film Festival – Ann Arbor

Cinetopia International Film Festival – Ann Arbor

June 3, 2012 No Comments

If you weren”t there this weekend, you missed it….Ann Arbor’s Cinetopia hosted over 30 films ranging from silent gems (Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman”), a 3D version of the 1954 “Creature From the Black Lagoon” to current indie film festival favorites such as “Juan of the Dead,” “28 Hotel Rooms,” “5 Broken Cameras” and “Hipsters”….this was […]

This Week at the DFT: A Separation and Trouble in Paradise

February 23, 2012 1 Comment

This Oscar nominated Iranian film has landed on many best film lists for 2011 and is offered by the DFT this weekend (Friday and Saturday the 24th and 25th at 7 and 9:30pm amd Sunday the 26th at 2pm and 5pm..also next weekend Saturday March 3 at 4 and 7 in the DIA lecture room […]

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The Oscars 2012: Pick Your Favorites!

The Oscars 2012: Pick Your Favorites!

January 25, 2012 8 Comments

The Academy has posted its “Best Films” of 2011 nominations……the list:  The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Close and Personal, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, Tree of Life and War Horse……WHAT?  No Melancholia (editorial comment) …this should be fun…what do you think was the BEST film of the year??????? …..I haven’t listed the other categories, but […]

Cronenberg’s “Dangerous Method” Opens January 20

January 1, 2012 1 Comment

Mark your calendar for the much awaited “Dangerous Method” the film about Freud, Jung and the doomed Sabina Spielrien…..the film opens at the Main Theatre..stay tuned for the announcement of a Reel Deal Goes to the Movies event that will allow us to process this must see movie together!    Jolyn Wagner

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Melancholia: A NY Times Play by Play

January 1, 2012 No Comments

Check out this Sunday’s New York Time’s article by Manohla Dargis…she gives a wonderful microanalysis of the opening montage of Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia…frame by frame! The best sequence of the best film of the year! There is a special Oscar section today with loads of great movie info…what a nice way to bring in the New […]

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