Movie Mondays: Short Films, Punk Rock, and a Whole Lot of James Mason
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Movie Mondays: Short Films, Punk Rock, and a Whole Lot of James Mason

The temperature’s been rising this past week, and every cinephile knows there’s no finer way to beat the heat then sitting in an air-conditioned movie house. So if you’re afraid of sunshine, this is the ideal week to set up camp in one the city’s many cinemas. The TIFF Cinematheque launches its summer program this week with a retrospective of the work of English actor James Mason (likely best known for his creepy-suave turn as literate perv Humbert Humbert in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita), which sets the pace for a summer of looks at the work of other cinematic giants like Akira Kurosawa and Pier Paolo Pasolini. The Toronto Underground Cinema kicked off its regularly daily programming last Friday, and it continues this week. Films from Jacques Audiard and Michael Haneke this week are likely to assuage the fears of anyone who thought that all the initial Muppets and Jackie Chan meant the Underground was fated to be “that” kind of rep cinema. Of course that’s just a taste of what’s going on this week. Check out this (newly formatted!) edition of Movie Mondays for more details.

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