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Cheap Thrills

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What would you do for $500? For $15,000? For $250,000? That's the engine behind "Cheap Thrills," which begins as a simple "guy walks into a bar"… (more)

Next showtime: Wed Apr 16 @ 7:00 PM

Book Revue Turns to Crime: Thurs., April 24

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 We’re going on an occasional crime – and detective fiction – spree at The Revue, in partnership with the High Park Library.… (more)Last updated: Apr 14, 2014 13:57
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Sunday, April 27 at 2:00pm

In one of her earliest roles, Jodie Foster plays a baseball loving 11 year old determined to go to bat for her brother's all-boy Little League team. This 1973 production was one of the most popular episodes of the legendary "ABC After School Special", and its story of overcoming prejudice is as fun and inspiring as ever. When I Was A Kid features rare and retro kids' films, ON film, at the Revue. This family-friendly showcase introduces…

(more) Last updated: Apr 04, 2014 08:00 
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Billy Wilder Double Bill

Wednesday, April 30

  7:00PM - ACE IN THE HOLE Billy Wilder directed and co-wrote this bitterly satiric comedy-drama which turns a jaundiced eye towards both the news media and its consumers. Chuck Tatum (Kirk Douglas) is a talented but short-tempered reporter whose fondness for booze and unwillingness to bow to authority has cost him jobs at some of America's most prestigious newspapers. When Tatum's car breaks down in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tatum…

(more) Last updated: Apr 04, 2014 07:55 
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Short Shorts Film Festival

Short Shorts Film Festival returns to The Revue Cinema! Film submissions will be accepted online at revueshorts.comuntil April 4, 2014! A slate of films from the submissions will be selected by local critics to be shown at the Revue Cinema in May. Prizes will be awarded for the Critics' Pick and Audience Choice. All filmmakers – professionals, students, amateurs, and everyone in between – are invited to participate and we…

(more) Last updated: Mar 29, 2014 12:06 
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Silent Sundays: The Last Command

April 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Dir. Josef von Sternberg (1928)Starring Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, and William Powell 120 min. including Chaplin short: Behind the Screen (1916)  The first Sternberg masterpiece … the sheer sophistication of [its] visuals makes nearly all current releases look old-fashioned.” (Time Out, London)  A co-presentation with the Toronto Silent Film Festival, Silent Sundays transports you back to Tsarist Russia,…

(more) Last updated: Mar 29, 2014 12:05 
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Epicure's Revue: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Thursday March 27: 6:30pm

The Epicure’s Revue: Jiro Dreams of Sushi   This month’s Epicure event will feature a contemporary gem that will appeal to more than just the foodies out there!   What is the old adage? Find something you love to do and you'll never work a day in your life? Perhaps. But Jiro lives to work. He detests holidays, can't wait to get back to the restaurant. The title is telling -- Jiro dreams of making better sushi, despite…

(more) Last updated: Mar 20, 2014 18:28 
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Double Bills


As one of this generation’s finest actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman first rose to prominence among cinema fans due to his fantastic supporting roll scene stealing (movie stealing?) He could play arrogant (Talented Mr. Ripley), tortured ( The 25th Hour), scary (Punch Drunk Love) or be the absolute most awkward character ever (Boogie Nights) seemingly with ease. It’s rare for an actor of this type to cross over to leading man status, and…

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Silent Sundays: Destiny

February 23 4:15 p.m.

Silent Sundays: DestinyDir. Fritz Lang (1921)Starring Lil Dagovar, Walter Janssen and Bernhard Goetzke 105 mins. Before Metropolis and M there was Destiny, Fritz Lang’s rarely screened masterpiece that ushered in the director’s epic career. Equal parts fairytale and fantasy, Destiny tells the tale of a young woman granted three chances by a world-weary Death to save her lover from the afterlife. Hugely influential, it even inspired a…

(more) Last updated: Mar 10, 2014 19:22 
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The Original Mad Men: Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

An evening with veteran ad-man and radio program host Terry O'Reilly, a 1961 film set on Madison Ave., and martinis at The Revue

Before Mad Men’s Don Draper, there was Jerry Webster. And arch rival Carol Templeton. Who, you ask? They’re Draper’s on-screen antecedents, portrayed by Rock Hudson and Doris Day in the 1961 movie Lover Come Back. The two work at competing Madison Ave. ad agencies, and they’re duking it out over a wax account. Doris Day is the ethical one, basing her pitch on analysis and research. Rock Hudson is the boozer, womanizer and…

(more) Last updated: Mar 10, 2014 07:16 
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Epicure's Revue: Big Night

Thursday, January 30, 6:45 p.m.

Big Night Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.  1996 (Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci)  (14A) 107 min. With: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci and Marc Anthony Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 30, when the Epicure’s Revue, the Revue Cinema's popular bimonthly food-and-film event, brings back the favourite 1996 comedic drama Big Night. Big Night is directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci, who also stars in…

(more) Last updated: Jan 30, 2014 18:22 
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Book Revue: What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Feb. 20

TIFF international programmer Jane Schoettle discusses one of her favorite adaptations

The February Book Revue welcomes TIFF international programmer Jane Schoettle to discuss one of her favourite adaptations -- the indie cult classic What's Eating Gilbert Grape. The 1993 film features a script by the novel's author, Peter Hedges, and career-making performances by Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio amongst a superb ensemble cast. Here's what Jane says about the book and movie: What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a delightful film,…

(more) Last updated: Jan 27, 2014 16:58