"New Shoes is an interview in exactly five minutes, which gives a candid portrait of a male-female relationship that terminated with dire consequences. Symbolic imagery of a fairy princess intercut with the interview and a temporal distance from the experience itself bring a quick sense of irony to the event. Originally produced as a segment of Five Feminist Minutes [a compilation of fifteen films on feminist issues made by independent Canadian women filmmakers for the National Film Board of Canada's Studio D]."
-- Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
"Combining astonishing narrative shorthand with heightened visual poetics, [Ann Marie] Fleming traces the trajectory of a love affair gone bad. The romantic ballad My Old Flame has rarely sounded so unsettling."
-- National Film Board of Canada