|As an Actor||Supporting||2||$585,565||$31,939||$617,504|
|In Technical Roles||Director||7||$4,077,188||$15,671,927||$19,749,115|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $19,749,115 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,462)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: Mommy (Director), Mommy (Screenwriter), Mommy (Producer), Mommy (Editor), Les amours imaginaires (Screenwriter)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Francis Riverëkim (Les amours imaginaires), Jean-Marc (Good Neighbors)|
|Most productive collaborators: Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clement, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Patrick Huard, Nancy Grant|
2015 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part III - Limited Releases, Foreign Films, Classics, and Canadian Films
December 13th, 2015
The third installment of the Holiday Gift Guide focuses on smaller releases, movies that opened in limited release, foreign films, classics getting new releases, and a few Canadian films. This year the list looks different to the previous guides for a simple reason. While there were only eight releases on the TV on DVD installment of the holiday gift guide, the first pass had more than 30 films on this list. I tried trimming the list, but that resulted in me remembering more films I wanted to add to it. Even after getting rid of the ones that won't be released until after Christmas, like Bone Tomahawk, there are still way too many releases to deal with. So let's not delay anymore and get to the list, starting with the biggest release...
January 23rd, 2015
It is not a great week for limited releases, as there are many films opening with mixed reviews and opening on Video on Demand as well as in theaters. That doesn't mean there aren't some films that could be hits. Mommy's reviews suggest it could land near the top of the per theater chart. Meanwhile, Red Army is still rocking 100% positive reviews, but it is a documentary.
June 28th, 2013
There are nine films on this week's list, with quite a few having strong reviews or impressive casts. Unfortunately, only one of them, I'm So Excited, has both. It is a return to light comedy by Pedro Almodovar and that could help it become the biggest limited release hit of the week. However, it is a foreign language film, which will limit its potential to expand significantly.
March 15th, 2013
It is a pretty busy week for limited releases with a number of them that could do well. Blancanieves should do well in art house cinemas, but it is too out there for mainstream success. Likewise, From Up on Poppy Hill should draw in fans of Anime, but there are not enough of them to allow the film to expand significantly. Ginger and Rosa has more appeal to mainstream audiences and strong buzz, but its reviews are only good and not great. Spring Breakers is also earning reviews that are good, but not great. However, it has a planned wide opening next week, so unless that falls apart, it will be the biggest hit on this week's list.
|8/14/2015||Tom a la ferme||Tom||$0||$6,054||$6,054|
|3/13/2013||J'ai tué me mère||Minel||$0||$0||$0|
|6/11/2010||Les amours imaginaires||Francis Riverëkim||$578,493||$31,939||$610,432|
|12/31/2017||The Death and Life of John F. D…||Screenwriter,|
|9/21/2016||Juste La Fin Du Monde||Producer,|
|8/14/2015||Tom a la ferme||Editor,|
|3/13/2013||J'ai tué me mère||Director,|
|6/11/2010||Les amours imaginaires||Costume Designer,|