We’re 5 Years Old Today!!

I just wanted to take a quick moment to recognize that this is the 5th anniversary of The Mind Reels (!). We started small, and didn’t start doing daily posts until January or February of our first year. Since then, every single day there has been a post, where we share thoughts, memories, and review…

Pretend We’re Kissing (2014) – Matt Sadowski

  And just like that the screenings of the Canadian Film Fest come to a close at the Royal Cinema on College St. Ushering us out, is Pretend We’re Kissing, an exemplary rom-com set in Toronto, it’s preceded by the short, Iris which is  directed by Simon Stock, who co-wrote it with Jay Randall. Iris follows…

Nocturne (2014) – Saul Pincus

  It’s the last evening for the Canadian Film Fest, and the first evening show at the Royal Cinema on College St is well worth seeing. The main feature, Nocturne, is preceded by Gaybasher, directed by Ron Leach, a rather dark and violent short about a beating in an alley, a fight against bigotry, and…

Ben’s At Home (2014) – Mars Horodyski

  This afternoon at the Royal Cinema on College St, the last features of the Canadian Film Fest get underway, first up is Ben’s at Home directed by Mars Horodyski. But before that, is the brilliant short, This is Not What You had Planned. It’s written and directed by Christopher Warre Smets and Jefferson Brown,…

Canadian Film Fest: Homegrown Shorts

The final day of the Canadian Film Fest gets underway today at the Royal Cinema on College Street with a diverse and entertaining collection of shorts, beginning at 1:30 this afternoon. This collection of 9 shorts showcases a wonderful wealth of Canadian talent making some incredible films. You should check it out! Here’s what you…

Barn Wedding (2014) – Shaun Benson

  The Canadian Film Fest continues at 9:30 tonight at the Royal Cinema on College St with Barn Wedding, directed by Shaun Benson, and written by our friend Kelly McCormack. The short before it, Job Interview, directed by Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll and Tim Moore features a rather funny, and sometimes uncomfortable interview where all one’s past mistakes come…

Relative Happiness (2014) – Deanne Foley

  The Canadian Film Fest continues this evening, beginning at 7pm at the Royal Cinema on College St. Deanne Foley directs the rom-com feature, Relative Happiness, which this evening is preceded by the beautifully shot short, Speak Now, directed by Raj Ramnauth, which is about a relationship leading up to the big day… Relative Happiness…

The Cocksure Lads Movie (2014) – Murray Foster 

  From the 25 to the 28th, The Royal Cinema on College St is playing host to The Canadian Film Fest. A festival intent on showcasing and promoting Canadian film. It starts off this evening  at 6:45, with a delightfully retro-pop confection; a musical comedy from Great Big Sea’s Murray Foster. The Cocksure Lads, Dusty (Lyndon…

2014 Canadian Film Fest: H&G (Danishka Esterhazy) & Kate (Illya Klymkiw)

The first evening screening for tonight’s Canadian Film Fest at the Royal Theatre begins at 6:30, and takes us down some interesting dramatic roads. The screening’s short, Kate, directed by Illya Kimkiw, written and starring Holly Merritt is a beautiful, almost dreamlike film that examines the baggage and the ties we carry and form from…

The 2014 Canadian Film Fest: Play – The Film (Alec Toller)

Screening today at the Royal Theatre at 4:15pm is this short, but hugely entertaining and frequently hilarious feature directed by Alec Toller with one of our show’s recent guest, Orphan Black’s Kristian Bruun in a starring role as well as serving as the film’s producer. Bruun plays Alec Hess, an ‘ahem’ visionary film director who is bring…