Author Christopher Misch

I've always loved movies, but it wasn't until under the tutelage of Professor Garry Leonard at the University of Toronto that my passion for the industry became an understanding of an art form. With a specific fascination in both the western genre and Asian cinema in general, I am of the view that good movies are either enlightening or entertaining, and if you are truly lucky they are both.

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Hou Hsiao Hsien is a master of cinema. Years he has spent developing and honing his capabilities as a filmmaker. There are only a few contemporary filmmakers out there you can realistically group into this category; Hou Hsiao Hsien is one. Abbas Kiarostami (Certifed Copy, Like Someone In Love), Michael Haneke (Amour, Funny Games), and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Syndromes and a Century) are others. Make no mistake about it, this is a select and rare group of talented individuals, but one that Hou Hsiao Hsien is most definitely apart of.

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families from the entire Next Projection Team. Is there a better way to spend the long weekend than with John Candy and Steve Martin in the Thanksgiving comedy classic, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles? We think not! Enjoy this hilarious moment of Candy messin’ around.

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Tsai Ming-Liang’s The Skywalk is Gone (here on referred to as Skywalk) is more than just a minimalist short feature bridging the gap between What Time is it There? and The Wayward Cloud; the first and the third films of Tsai’s urban alienation trilogy starring Lee Kang-sheng and Chen Shiang-chyi. In fact, despite its length of a mere twenty-two minutes, Skywalk presents its own effective meditation on the consequences of a constantly expanding urban landscape and as seen through the eyes of two individuals both lost in a frequently shifting Taipei.

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Up until about a month ago, I hadn’t watched a single Harry Potter film; let alone taken the time to read any of J. K. Rowling’s popular novels. I had even given thought to watching the franchise’s concluding film without having witnessed the films that came before it; an injustice that only now am I able to fully understand.

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Conan O’Brien is angry; so angry that at times he can’t even breath. Amidst the well publicized fallout between NBC executives that saw him walk away as host of The Tonight Show after a mere six months on air has made the popular comedian unquestionably bitter about the events that unfolded. In his departure from The Tonight Show, O’Brien was legally prohibited from making television or radio appearances of any kind.

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