Sept. 17, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST
Certainly a commodity in short supply. Never understood why. Lotsa talent.
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST
This is a Canadian film actually from a French Canadian (Quebecois) director. It doesn't portrait Muslim in the usual stereotypical way American movies does.
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST
Oh yeah. Shame.
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
a canadian movie about muslims that doesn't take place at Tim Horton's? that truly is epic. :P
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST
it's the content itself. According to Copernicus, "the film comments on the treatment of women in Muslim society, “honor” killings, religious warfare..." <br> Seems like dicey material.
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST
mMm double double and timbits. Fuck starbucks tims is where it's at
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST
My comment was meant to illicit a flame war I'm disappointed at your measured response.. Seriously I believe Muslim extremist know that bashing honest portrayal of their society is not going to be taken seriously by the majority. However when a vilifying portrait of them is made even the moderates are rightfully pissed. And the in between can be swayed to the dark side.
Sept. 17, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST
would it help if I called you a name? <br> You cunt. <br> I guess I'm just a little confused what induces some extremists to freak out (such as this story from Seattle http://tinyurl.com/2g9uavs), and what things get a pass.
Sept. 17, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST
lol <P> Your taste is in your ass.
Sept. 17, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST
The rest of Canada needs to learn some lessons from French-Canadian filmmakers. Seriously.
Sept. 17, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST
I think what induces extremists to freak out is not so important. Christians extremists freak out all the time but the moderate don't pay attention to them. However if some people invaded them, bomb them, financed their brutal governments, robbed their natural ressources, etc.. The moderate might pay more attention to the extremists and be willing to use violence. I mean there is violence from the christian right in the US against abortion clinics and MDs and christians in the US are not oppressed. Imagine if they were. Mohamed cartoons are adding insult to extreme injury. Without the injury you would probably have the same freaking out from the extremist but they would be so isolated that it wouldn't matter.
Sept. 17, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST
And with that, I shall from this point on take everything Copernicus says with a grain of salt... Seriously, I can understand liking Pilgrim, I can even see it holding a very warm spot in your heart, but BEST movie of the year? You must be joking, or just blinded by all the shiny lights and flashing things...
This film is an adaptation of a play call "Scorched". I have seen the play and it uses a very "postmodern" staging. That said it is no surprise that the director uses those choices in his film. As for the play, it didn't quite work and was, unfortunately, turgid and unintentionally funny at times (I think this was due to the staging and writing which didn't quite work for live theater). Which, as you know with such a serious subject matter can be very uncomfortable for an audience member. This is the reason I avoided the film because I thought it would again be turgid, and didactic instead of poignant and challenging. It's nice to hear that you thought the film was done well. I will rent it on video.
Sept. 18, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST
The film is playing at VIFF this year. I will do my best to catch a screening!
Sept. 18, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST
It looks like Villeneuve knocked this one out of the park. From an interview on the news yesterday, it's clear that he gave a huge amount of care, research and effort into this project. It also looks like it had a profound impact on him. Looking forward to see this.
Sept. 18, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST
Sadly, I probably won't catch up to it 'til DVD (unless it gets a wide release at some point). It sounds intriguing. Not to mention that proper use of Radiohead in a film brings a smile to my face.
Sept. 18, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST
by Monkey Butler
What the fuck is that supposed to mean? A recording letting people know that it's time to pray is dangerous?
Sept. 23, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST
I thought that first sequence with the buzz cuts was kind of cheap. It kind of looked like a music video or some ad. It would have been so much better in complete silence. Directors should not be afraid of silence. (In the play, the role of Abou Tarek was more developped, so the end was much more interesting)