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CBC film critic Eli Glasner" rel="bookmark">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. When…

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 would…

All Is Lost

Sail­ing 1,700 nau­ti­cal miles from Suma­tra Straits in a small yacht by his lone­some is Our Man (played by Robert Red­ford). His open­ing mono­logue is nar­rated and hints at a per­sonal con­flict. Sur­pris­ingly, that is one of the rare bits of dia­logue in “All Is Lost.” Mostly word­less, the feel­ing of alone­ness is inescapable. A col­li­sion with a float­ing cargo con­tainer leaves the yacht in…

The Wolf of Wall Street

Mar­tin Scors­ese is one of the bravest direc­tors work­ing in Hol­ly­wood today. Some­how, with each film project he under­takes he finds a way to test his abil­i­ties as a film­maker by push­ing him­self to new lim­its. As critic Roger Ebert once noted, “Scors­ese is never on autopi­lot, never pan­ders, never sells out, always goes for broke; to watch his films is to see a man…