Seven Fallen Feathers (2017) – Tanya Talaga

Seven Fallen Feathers is a defining book. It is a haunting, distressing and angering discourse on racism and loss in Northern Ontario, and across Canada. Talaga, a dedicated and insightful journalist turns her investigative eye, shining it like a spotlight onto a piece of Canadian life that many of us are loathe to discuss, accept,…

War of the Worlds: The Complete Series

Back in the late 1980s, I was first discovering classic science fiction film and was completely taken in by George Pal’s original War of the Worlds film from 1953. I was in my late teens, and as soon as I heard that there was a new series coming along picking up decades after the original…

South Park: The Complete Seventh Season

It’s time for another trip to the small Colorado town of South Park, as I dive into Season Seven of the enduring Comedy Central cartoon show. Released by Paramount Pictures, the Complete Seventh Season on blu-ray gives us a huge dose of comedy over the course of its fifteen episodes. This time out series creators…

Minds of Winter (2016) – Ed O’Loughlin

An ode to the stark, beautiful ice covered unexplored reaches of the globe as much as to the human soul and its search for knowledge, discovery and connections; swathed in furs and driven by sledges , Ed O’Loughlin’s Minds of Winter delves into the history and exploration of the distant poles and ice floes while…

The Couturier of Milan (2017) – Ian Hamilton

Next Monday, the adventures of Ava Lee continue in Ian Hamilton’s latest instalment in the addictive, page-turning series that began with The Water Rat of Wanchai and continues now with book nine(!) and one novella – The Couturier of Milan. Over the course of these books, I have grown to consider Ava Lee a friend,…

Fan Expo Canada 2016 Preview

  Thanks once again to Touchwood PR, The Mind Reels will be covering Fan Expo Canada as press! I am particularly grateful this year, as it’s the first time since 2005 that I haven’t been able to purchase a pass for the weekend, and was not sure if I would be able to attend at…

REELIES – FINAL ROUND – Favourite Group Cast – TV

  This is it! The final round! This one is for all the nuggets, and every vote counts! Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your favourite TV actress comes out on top! You can vote as often as you…

Ride with the Devil (1999) – Ang Lee

  We get a look at the other side of the Civil War, as we join a Confederate guerrilla campaign in Ang Lee’s Ride with the Devil, the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Red Badge of Courage. With a top tier cast including…

REELIES 2015: Final Round – Favourite TV Actor

  This is it! The final round! This one is for all the nuggets, and every vote counts! Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your favourite TV actor comes out on top! You can vote as often as you…

REELIES 2015 – FINAL ROUND – Favourite TV Series

This is it! The final round! This one is for all the nuggets, and every vote counts! Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your favourite film actor comes out on top! You can vote as often as you like…

Reelies 2015 – Final Round – Favourite Film Actress

And we’re back again!!! As before, this one is for all the nuggets, and every vote counts! Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your favourite film actor comes out on top! You can vote as often as you like…