Montreal’s RIDM Festival: Uniting Cinephiles Through the Medium of Documentary

Documentary films have the power to entertain as well as educate the cinephile, and for that reason I have a deep appreciation for the genre. The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is making a return in 2019 for its 22nd edition. Hosted from November 14th-24th, the festival showcases some of the best short and feature length documentaries from across the globe.


Toro Y Moi Live in Montreal

 Chaz Bear aka Toro Y Moi packed the Corona Theatre alongside his band and Channel Tres

 


The Blair Witch Project: An Anniversary Viewing from One of the Best Years of Film

It is noted by many film critics that 1999 was one of the best years in film. Indeed, this statement is true having previously looked back on the year highlights on At The Movies with anniversary reviews of The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, American Beautyand soon a November review of Eyes Wide Shut.


Make it Stop - Terminator: Dark Fate Movie Review

On my way out of the advance screening for Terminator: Dark Fate, a man connected to the film's distribution was stopping people and asking for comments. He held a loose-leaf notebook and was jotting down notes as the audience exited the theater.
"How was it?" he asked me. "How did you like the movie?" 
"Make it stop," I said.
"Sorry?"
"That's my comment. Make it stop."
"Are you… being serious?"
"Absolutely," I said. "Make it stop. That's my honest and concise review of the movie and of the Terminator franchise continuing in any capacity. You can write that down."

King Princess @ Mtelus - October 29, 2019

The stage at MTELUS had been transformed into a queer rockstar fairytale. Various instruments lay scattered around, framed by a giant golden picture frame held aloft by four bleeding hands with 'Cheap Queen' monogrammed behind on an enchanted forest painting. Literally a dream.


Jónsi and Alex Present Riceboy Sleeps at Theatre Maisonneuve

Jónsi and Alex perform their ambient album Riceboy Sleeps in its entirety featuring a 40 person orchestra!


An Event Showcase of Grrls Groove, an All-Female Artist Music Night in Support of the Chez Doris Women's Shelter (Photo Gallery)

An all-star lineup of Montreal female music artists gathered together to raise money for Chez Doris, a women’s shelter here in Montreal, at Casa Del Popolo on October 10th. Flying under the banner of Grrls Groove, the evening was hosted by famed CBC broadcaster Emily Brass and CJLO’s own Krystal St. John. Also in the house providing some great beats were CJLO DJs SugarFace Nene and Lady Oracle.


CJLO Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with Legal Vertigo and The Operators in a Sonically-Charged Celebration (Photo Gallery)

It was twenty years ago around this time when CJLO got its start. The year was 1999 - Jeopardy was at its peak and The Sixth Sense (I see dead people!) was just released. Montreal even had a baseball team and the Canadiens failed to make the playoffs, which was the closest the world came to ending despite all of the Y2K hysteria. Cher had a number one hit with  “Believe” and Britney Spears was doing it “One More Time.”


Animation Filmmaker Chris Dainty Discusses His New Film "Shannon Amen" with At The Movies Host Remi Caron (Audio)

For At The Movies Reviews on location Remi was able to chat with Chris Dainty about his short animated feature Shannon Amen being showcased at this year's
Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma. Using Animation (2D, Stop motion, and Icemation) along with archival footage, Dainty brings his friend
Shannon Jamison’s story along with her art to life. Remi chatted about the animation techniques used to tell the story, as well as Dainty's process of emotions while making the film.

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Mashrou' Leila at Club Soda, October 9, 2019

Club Soda hosted the band Mashrou’ Leila last Wednesday for a night of performances, music, dance and video projection. The group did not disappoint using years of experience to entertain their fans, who tightly filled the small venue. 


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