Cinema Scope Online

By robbiefreeling | REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog January 18, 2011 at 2:22AM

In case you haven't moseyed on over there yet, we wanted to remind you that the venerable Toronto publication Cinema Scope is now updating weekly online—a boon for cinephiles and lovers of good writing. Two of CS's most crucial contributors, Andrew Tracy (also the magazine's managing editor) and Adam Nayman, are also longtime Reverse Shot staff writers, so if you like reading things around these parts, odds are you'll want to bookmark CS, known for its rigorous, idiosyncratic taste (we don't get your Tony Scott love, but you love you for sticking to your guns!), and its Canadian cold comfort. Recent terrific postings include Nayman's appreciation of The Ghost Writer ("one of 2010’s very best, suffused with a sense of menace that’s both comic and cosmic") and Robert Koehler's take on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ("fabulously propulsive visual language and comic dialogue that whips by faster and funnier than anything from a Hollywood studio since the heyday of Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond")—two films, incidentally, that RS dropped the ball on when we chose not to review them in first run. Also, check out their refreshing top 10 of 2010, which includes Uncle Boonmee (yes, it opened already for Canadians—lucky ducks) and Raul Ruiz's spellbinding Mysteries of Lisbon (pictured above).
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In case you haven't moseyed on over there yet, we wanted to remind you that the venerable Toronto publication Cinema Scope is now updating weekly online—a boon for cinephiles and lovers of good writing. Two of CS's most crucial contributors, Andrew Tracy (also the magazine's managing editor) and Adam Nayman, are also longtime Reverse Shot staff writers, so if you like reading things around these parts, odds are you'll want to bookmark CS, known for its rigorous, idiosyncratic taste (we don't get your Tony Scott love, but you love you for sticking to your guns!), and its Canadian cold comfort. Recent terrific postings include Nayman's appreciation of The Ghost Writer ("one of 2010’s very best, suffused with a sense of menace that’s both comic and cosmic") and Robert Koehler's take on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ("fabulously propulsive visual language and comic dialogue that whips by faster and funnier than anything from a Hollywood studio since the heyday of Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond")—two films, incidentally, that RS dropped the ball on when we chose not to review them in first run. Also, check out their refreshing top 10 of 2010, which includes Uncle Boonmee (yes, it opened already for Canadians—lucky ducks) and Raul Ruiz's spellbinding Mysteries of Lisbon (pictured above).

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