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Paulzeye interviews CBC film critic Eli Glasner

Interview by Paul Stathakis | September 7, 2014   Paulzeye: Talk to us a little about yourself. What persuaded you to become an arts reporter and film critic?   Eli Glasner: Well essentially I was a behind-the-scenes chase producer at CBC Radio when one of our film columnists moved on.  I had studied film, in particular screenwriting at York University, it was my first love….

Predictions & Winners: The 87th Academy Awards

Predictions by Paul Stathakis | February 22, 2015: My prediction score was 11 on 16 or 69%. Best Picture “American Sniper” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” “Boyhood” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory of Everything” “Whiplash” And the winner was… “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Best Director “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu…

The 10 Films of 2013

Selections by Paul Stathakis | March 1, 2014 A year of intense determination. A year of scams. A year of bravery. A year of slavery. A year of racial prejudice. A year of arguing in the name of love. A year of youth misunderstood. A year of apocalyptic proportions. A year of fantasy. A year of a father, a son, and their special journey. A year that…

Remembering Roger Ebert

Written by Paul Stathakis | April 5, 2013   The critic we loved In remembrance of the great Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away on April 4, 2013 at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer, we begin with a few of his most memorable quotes: “If a movie is really working, you forget for two hours your Social…