October in Review

October is always one of the best months for film watching for me. Not only is it a great month to binge on horror, but it’s the season of the FNC. I’m running far behind on my 2015 viewings, but hopefully I will be catching up over the course of the next month. October this year was also a big month for me because I got engaged and will likely be married before the end of the year. I never imagined myself as someone who would get married, so it’s not something that feels natural to me yet. It’s still one of the most amazing feelings and experiences of my life, it feels like a big adventure, and I’m excited to tackle that next part of my life. Without further ado, my cinematic and writing highlights for October.


Browline Glasses: An Icon of Male Fashion

Beyond the Red Room

10 Must See Films at FNC 2015

Cinema Smackdown

Ghosts (Podcast)

The Cinephiliacs

Remembering Chantal Akerman (Podcast)


Horror in Venice

The Globe and Mail

The Rebels and the Vanguards of Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema


How this director turned an award-winning short into a feature and wowed at Cannes

Movie Mezzanine

The 20 Best French Horror Films Ever

Vague Visages

Video Interview with Gaspar Noe, video produced and edited by Chico Peres

Review of Blood for Dracula for Of Love and Other Demons

Lesbian Vampires and Daughters of Darkness for Of Love and Other Demons

Review of Transfixed

Review of Blonde aux yeux bleues

Review of The Devils for Of Love and Other Demons

Review of The Rocky Horror Picture Show for Of Love and Other Demons

Vice Canada

How Softcore Porn Kicked Off a Revolution in Quebec


Interview with Guy Maddin, interview by Justine Smith, Video produced by Chico Peres and Write-up by Greg Cwik


The Marriage and Style of Sex: Fashion in Bye Bye Birdie (Writing and Narration)

Ingmar Bergman: A Video Essay (Writing and Narration)


Best Films I watched in October

Films Seen: 36

  1. Love (Gaspar Noe)
  2. The Exquisite Corpus (Peter Tscherkassky)
  3. The Guest (Adam Wingard)
  4. Early Winter (Michael Rowe)
  5. High Rise (Ben Wheatley)
  6. The Forbidden Room (Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin)
  7. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (David Mirkin)
  8. Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America (Emma Cooper)
  9. Belladonna of Sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto)
  10. Blue Eyed Blonde (Pascal Plante)

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