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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Introduction ABOUT THE SITE ... In September of 2005, Joseph Belanger, sat down to write what would become the first Black Sheep review. Between then and now, BLACK SHEEP REVIEWS, has been finding its voice amidst a sea of sheep. Seeing what the herd wants is fine from time to time but sometimes this sheep needs a quiet empty theatre where he can be alone and more himself. Reviewing is just his way of playing shepherd for a change ... ABOUT THE SHEEP HIMSELF ... JOSEPH BELANGER (Writer and Founder of BLACK SHEEP REVIEWS) ... I have filled out so many online "About Me" sections now and they are always a large attempt at sounding witty and important. How about an "About Me, the Film Reviewer" instead this time. Seems fitting ... Some call me a film snob ... ok, my brother calls me a film snob. I don't see myself so. I just like films to be well-intentioned, to be about something, to not talk down to me. I have a sensitive soul and I like to write about the quiet conversations that my soul has with the movies on the screen.
Interests Film, music, books, food, singing, writing, walking, people.
Favorite Movies 2001, A bout de souffle, All About Eve, All About my Mother, Amadeus, American Beauty, Annie Hall, Atonement, Badlands, Bandwagon, Baraka, Beautiful Thing, Being John Malkovich, Big Lebowski, Bourne Series, Brokeback Mountain, Cabaret, Canoeing, Capote, Caramel, Casablanca, Chicago, Chicken Run, Chuck & Buck, Celluloid Closet, Clockwork Orange, Crouching Tiger Hdden Dragon, Darjeeling Limited, Dark Knight, Departed, Dreamgirls, Duchess, Eastern Promises, Election, Empire of the Sun, Entre les murs, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Far From Heaven, Fargo, Finding Nemo, Finding Neverland, The Graduate, Half Nelson, Hannah and her Sisters, Happy Together, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, History of Violence, Hours, Howard's End, I'm Not There, Ice Storm, In the Bedroom, In the Mood for Love, Incredibles, Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, Little Children, Lost in Translation, Man on Wire, Manhattan, Match Point, March of the Penguins, Margot at the Wedding, Midnight Cowboy, Milk, Moulin Rouge, Mulholland Drive, My Own Private Idaho, Mysterious Skin, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Nightmare Before Xmas, No Country for Old Men, Once, Out of Sight, Persepolis, Pulp Fiction, Rachel Getting Married, Raising Arizona, Raising Victor Vargas, Ratatouille, Reality Bites, Rebel Without a Cause, Run Lola Run, Queen, Scaphandre et le Papillon, Seven Beauties, Simpsons Movie, Singin in the Rain, South Park, Squid and the Whale, Tarnation, There Will Be Blood, Traffic, United 93, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Visitor, Waitress, Walk the Line, WALL•E, West Side Story, Wonder Boys, Wrestler, Zodiac
Favorite Music ABBA, Adele, Air, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Arcade Fire, Beatles, Beirut, Bjork, Boards of Canada, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, Caribou, Christina Aguilera, Coldplay, Daft Punk, Death Cab for Cutie, Dixie Chicks, Dosh, Feist, Fiona Apple, Interpol, Jay Brannan, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, KT Tunstall, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mum, Nelly Furtado, Norah Jones, P!nk, Pierre Lapointe, Portishead, Postal Service, Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright, Sarah Harmer, Sheryl Crow, Sufjan Stevens, Vampire Weekend, Underworld
Favorite Books Michel Tremblay: La nuit des princes charmants, Eric Schlosser: Fast Food Nation, Truman Capote: In Cold Blood, James Frey: A Million Little Pieces, Anne-Marie McDonald: Fall on your Knees