Archive for the ‘Richard Sez’ Category

CTV NEWS AT NOON: RICHARD TALKS “STAR WARS” ON TALK BACK TORONTO

Richard and CTV News at Noon anchor Ken Shaw ask viewers to call in with their memories of “Star Wars.”

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 28:29)

THE TELEGRAPH: “the shocking truth about the exploitation ‘classic’ El Topo.”

Richard is quoted in Helen O’Haras Telegraph story on the “midnight movie” “El Topo.”

“Exploitation cinema is a lurid business at the best of times, full of unsafe special effects, buckets of blood and frequent nudity. But even by those standards the “exploitation film with an arthouse sheen”, as the critic Richard Crouse dubbed Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo, stands alone. The exploitation in El Topo, the director has implied, could even be real…” READ THE WHOLE THING HERE!

Toronto Star: Sweet Virginia’s director & star bring uncool killer to life.

By Richard Crouse – Toronto Star

Centred around a motel in a small Alaskan town, Sweet Virginia is a story of people and a place gripped by greed, frustration and murder.

“I’m originally from a small town,” says the Timmins, Ont.-born director Jamie M. Dagg, “so I’m really fascinated by how the lack of anonymity in small communities changes the dynamics and how people relate to one another where everyone is incestuously interwoven into the fabric of the community. Keeping secrets is really difficult.”

In the film, opening Friday, Christopher Abbott is Elwood, a dead-eyed psychopath who comes to town to do a job. He’s been contracted to kill a man. He does the hit, callously killing two innocent bystanders in the process. Waiting for his money, he checks into the motel run by Sam (Jon Bernthal, star of The Punisher on Netflix), a former rodeo star now sidelined by injuries. The two men strike up a friendship as Elwood grows edgy and unpredictable waiting for the person who hired him to cough up his fee… READ THE WHOLE THING HERE!

CTV NEWSCHANNEL: BEHIND THE HEADLINES PANEL FOR WED NOVEMBER 29!

Writer Samantha Kemp-Jackson and social media star Stewart Reynolds join Richard and Beverly Thomson and CTV NewsChannel’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ panel. This week they take a closer look at Matt Lauer following allegations about his sexual misconduct.

Watch the whole thing HERE