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June 03, 2004
  Mango could use more juicePDF files may take a moment to load

Alright kids, here's irony for you. Imagine a film exploring the concept of sexual role playing, characters struggling with roles imposed by society and the uneasy balance strike as they refuse and redefine them. Now imagine this same film is so deeply mired in cliche, its characters so one-dimensional, that it defies the most formulaic Hollywood romantic comedy. It's a bit of a mind fuck, no?

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May 27, 2004
  Brave film out of the closetPDF files may take a moment to load

While North America grapples with the prospect of institutionalized gay marriage and activists and disparate conservative groups continue battle among themselves, the rest of the world continues to deal with homosexuality and transgender issues. Though we in the West often lose sight of the larger populace, the governments of the developing world clash every day with sexual and gender identities, often violently.

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May 20, 2004
  Semites of the world unitePDF files may take a moment to load

We live in a highly volatile time precariously perched at the edge of conflict. The tiniest provocation in the form of sexuality, political ideology, religion can ignite a situation into irrevocable consequences. François Dupeyron has directed a movie offering us a more optimistic slice of life.

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May 20, 2004
  Saddest music not so sadPDF files may take a moment to load

Thank God. With the release of The Saddest Music in the World, a Canadian artist finally has the balls to come right out and say we Canucks are a pretty moody bunch. And who is this trailblazing entrepreneur of fresh-air filmmaking? None other than cinematic lo-fi auteur Guy Maddin. Maddin's delievers a strange mix of Eraserhead-era David Lynch's aesthetics placed within Atom Egoyan's disheartening settings, often employing cardboard cutout sets and digitally-created archaic camera effects.

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