Aug. 4, 2001, 6:30 a.m. CST
I saw all of those movies as well... except THE ANATOMY CLASS and TELL ME SOMETHING. And now, with Moriarty's review, I feel like I missed something and I should really have seen it. Damn, there's just too many interesting films in this festival and it's impossible to see them all if you have a life/job to worry about. *** BTW, why was this posted almost one week late? I was beginning to think that Moriarty go bored with the festival and that he left Montreal early.
Aug. 4, 2001, 6:54 a.m. CST
i found metropolis to be pretty disappointing. the ads on tv looked amazing but the movie itself is often a garish juxtaposition of pretty computer backgrounds with ugly and badly drawn characters. it's inconsistent because some character art is good (the scenes with fifi) and the main characters are well drawn, but other characters are just ugly with spotty animation and clashing colours. the last 30 minutes, with an emphasis on the main characters and some rather beautiful animation, largely makes up for the first hour plus of inconsistency, but i can't see calling this a masterpiece in any sense.
Aug. 4, 2001, 12:53 p.m. CST
Would he happen to be any relation to Duke Phillips, of Phillips Broadcasting (formerly Duke's House of Chicken and Waffles?)
Aug. 4, 2001, 2:55 p.m. CST
by Wee Willie
more stupid comments about A.I., a film which was about ideas, not eye-candy. Shut up about it please.
Aug. 4, 2001, 9 p.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
Please don't justify yourself here by saying you didn't give away the endings.
Aug. 5, 2001, 6:57 a.m. CST
Metropolis sounds incredible, can't wait to see it. Glad you made it to Schwartz's Mori - the place may be tiny but damn if that smoked meat isn't fine (in a sodium overabundance, heart-attack-inducing kinda way). It's one of the few "institutions" we have left in the city, the Imperial is another. Montreal is a hell of a special city, just too bad about the (lack of an) economy and all the usual political bullshit.