Posts by: Michelle Orange

And This Is Word For Word: The Theory of Relatability and Rethinking Justin Long’s Face

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There was a night last month where I couldn’t sleep. I had to be up early for another full day of screenings and filing at the Toronto International Film Festival, but my mind was cycling through a generic course of memories and misgivings. It was a restlessness fueled partly by a badly timed fistful of […]

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A Life in 3,653 Pictures

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Almost every time I’ve been home to Toronto in the past six years, and visiting with my dear friends Greg and Meredith, I hear a really great story about Meredith’s friend Jeff Harris, who’s the photo editor at Maclean’s and, from what she’s told me, a very impressive, artsy man-about-TO. For the past ten years, […]

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Ryeberg: The curator for YouTube fatigue

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Ryeberg is a site that features videos curated by various contributors accompanied by short essays. Contributors include Mary Gaitskill, Russell Smith, and the reliably compelling and often as reliably insane Lynn Crosbie. Check out her recent post dismantling the psycho-sexual shit fit the sexy but seemingly asexual Michael Jackson was capable of inciting in his […]

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FADE TO ORANGE: The Theory of Receptivity and Some Thoughts on Ethan Hawke’s Face

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Call it the Theory of Receptivity. It’s the idea, often stated by young people and applied as a dismissive accusation to even marginally older people, that one’s taste in music, or film, or literature, or fine cuisine, petrifies during life’s peak of happiness or nadir of misery, at any rate during the period(s) when one […]

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FADE TO ORANGE: Famous-on-Famous/Film Links Forever

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You know, you come home from, say, a happening launch party, it’s around midnight and you’re feeling excellent, you turn on the TV so as not to consume your prophylactic course of pretzels and water in anomic silence, and see that channel 44 is about three minutes into its late nite movie, Good Will Hunting, […]

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Fade to Orange: Michelle Orange’s International Film Link Incident

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One of the films a few critics I know are looking forward to at this year’s Sundance is a documentary called 211:Anna, about the 2006 assassination of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Screening several times this week, this is not the first film about Politkovskaya, but it is unfortunately the first one to make its debut […]

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