Gervais should be praised for subversive jabs

Kanye is right – the douchebags need a toast. While there was some of the usual glass-clinking going on at the Golden Globe Awards last Sunday, the praise was mixed for sophomore host Ricky Gervais. Some applauded his wise-cracks with a hesitant clap while others criticized the comedian for his supposed “bad form,” begging the…

BLUNDERS: Top 10 of 2010

We went with “blunders”, but this list might as well be called “2010’s biggest money-grabs” – more than half the items on this list consist of the favouring of money over art, quantity over quality. But that’s not to downplay the serious mistakes of the other items. Check out our list of money-grabs and plain…

This Bone’s Broke: Winter’s Bone review

Indie movies are a great thing. When it comes to the art of film you know there’s no truer testament than the Independent, for everyone involved has cast aside the confines of the mainstream and commercial for the realism of artistic passion. If you’re not in it for the money – and with the dry…

Doc Talk: the “other Facebook movie” and more

For those of us who think that film is important, there is no better case in point than documentaries. Last year two films stood out in the pack of acclaimed docs in their importance. Burma VJ, about journalists smuggling footage of the 2007 uprisings in a corrupt Burma military state, and Oscar-winner The Cove, about…