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Canadians At The Movies

The real name is “First Reel At The Movies” and it stars two of Toronto’s finest. The funny thing is, you can also get a good sense of how far print media needs to go to catch up with video production. No credits, no clips, and not even editing at the head and tail. Charming, but too easy to fix to leave it this way. Still, this way seems to lie the future for many.

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3 Responses to “Canadians At The Movies”

  1. Today's Tom Sawyer says:

    I know the Star is trying to create more video content but seriously? This is the best they could do? Linda Barnard is a mediocre (at best) writer, hardly a film critic worth paying any attention to, and pretty comical to watch in this video. At least they’ve got Peter Howell, who’s a solid .300 hitter as a critic. The dyed-black wispy mop isn’t doing him any favours here, though.

  2. a_loco says:

    .300 as a critic? That’s generous.

    The Star would do well to fire their entire entertainment section. For the biggest Daily in Canada, it’s fucking embarrassing. (Raju Mudhar is even worse than these two.) They would do well, at the very least, to replace Barnard with Jason Anderson, the only critic at the Star with anything interesting to say.

    Also, Dave, I think you’re being generous to these guys, for a paper that’s supposed to be “Canada’s NY Times”, this video is kind of pathetic. Just compare it to AO Scott’s Critic’s Picks and see how well it holds up.

  3. a_loco says:

    *When I said they should replace Barnard with Anderson, I meant in the video, not in print. In print, they should replace Howell with Anderson.

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