Film review contributor Keith Waterfield is a writer based in Montreal.

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'Vicky Cristina Barcelona': Penélope Cruz & Scarlett Johansson Showcase

Vicky Cristina Barcelona set with Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, and Woody Allen. I saw Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona at its Canadian premiere at the 32nd Montreal World Film Festival to a sold-out crowd in the beautiful Italian Renaissance-styled Imperial Theatre. The audience – people of all ages and […]

'I Killed My Mother': Xavier Dolan Teen vs. Mom Movie

'I Killed My Mother' with Xavier Dolan and Anne Dorval. Xavier Dolan's semi-autobiographical J'ai tué ma mère / I Killed My Mother has been getting a lot of attention, mostly because Dolan is 19 and has won three awards at Cannes 2009 for his first film. A former child actor, […]

'Whatever Works' Movie Review: In Woody Allen's New York Denizens Do What They Want

Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood Woody Allen's return to NYC has resulted in one of his best comedies in years. Of course, he hasn't been making comedic films of late, but whatever. “Hello, I Must Be Going” by Groucho Marx plays during the opening credits of Whatever Works. The song […]

'Baghead': Movie Extras Take Control

Baghead, the newest release by the brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, played at Montreal's Just For Laughs Film Festival to a packed audience. Baghead has been advertised as a creepy movie about young people in a cabin in the woods, who are stalked and hunted. In truth, Baghead is more […]

'Pineapple Express' Movie: Seth Rogen & James Franco Comedy Is Pleasant Surprise

Pineapple Express with James Franco, Danny McBride, and Seth Rogen. I saw the newest Apatovian effort, Pineapple Express, at a Just for Laughs Film Festival press screening in Montreal. Directed by David Gordon Green, with a screenplay by Seth Rogen and his close friend Evan Goldberg (both of Superbad fame), […]