Cool movie alert, Winnipeg! Or make that alerts! (Plural.)

If you’re looking for new movies this winter, you’ve come to the right place!

A very cool new documentary hits Winnipeg’s glorious Cinematheque just in time for Christmas, one very much worthy of your attention. It’s a film called 78/52, a rather bland title for a movie that explores the infamous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The film examines this often-imitated scene from every conceivable angle, bringing in everyone from Peter Bogdanovich to Guerillmo Del Toro to offer their takes. It’s a fascinating film, which also acts as a wonderful entry point into Hitchcock’s work for any aspiring movie-geeks out there. (I know, I know… who would aspire to be a movie-geek? But you know what I mean.)

If you’re more of stay warm and cozy in your pyjamas, another great film hits DVD and On-Demand on Tuesday: <i>Good Time</i>, a darkly funny bank robbery movie, starring Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson. Most audiences missed the film when it hit theatres this past summer, but now, you can right the wrong, and see one of the best films of the year.

But if you’re looking for something cool to check out this weekend, head over to Netflix for their new documentary, Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond. It’s about Jim Carrey and his “channeling” of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman in the film, Man on the Moon. 

Thanks for reading and happy watching!

-Tony H.


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