Wings of Desire (1987) – Wim Wenders

Remade for those North American audiences who hate to to read as the less than stellar City of Angels, the beautiful Wings of Desire captured hearts and imaginations when it premiered at Cannes, winning Wenders a Best Director award. It is also the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book….

Toronto After Dark 2016: Train to Busan – Sang-ho Yeon

Train to Busan, the Korean zombie film that played to great acclaim at Cannes was the second feature of Toronto After Dark’s Zombie Night at Scotiabank Theatre Saturday night. A big budget, bloody kills, cool special effects and a solid story made for an engaging screening that saw zombie lovers out in force in the…

Tim’s Thirteen of 2013

So ends 2013, just like that! What a year! We have continued to grow and do so much here at The Mind Reels, and we’re hoping for an even bigger year next year! So I decided to throw together a list of the movies I most enjoyed this year, the ones that got to me,…

Bermuda International Film Festival – Beyond the Hills – Cristian Mungiu

There’s a reason this film won the best screenplay prize at Cannes and the two leads shared the best actress prize and the audience at Liberty Theater in Hamilton, Bermuda found out why Sunday afternoon as it made an appearance at the Bermuda International Film Festival. It’s a brilliant adaptation of Tatiana Nicolescu Bran’s non-fiction…

ReelWorld: La Playa D.C. – Juan Andres Arango

  Tomas (Luis Carlos Guevara) and his troubled younger brother, Jairo (Andres Murillo), live with their mother (along with her current partner and their baby) in the sprawling city of Bogota, Colombia. Despite losing their father in the small but violent, drug and war-torn village of Buenaventura on the country’s Pacific coast, neither boy has…

Patch Town Set Visit

  In a destitute looking corner of Toronto (though it’s actually only about two blocks from my own apartment) a battered grey factory building stands defiant,  imposing itself against the chilling winter wind.  Inside it, however, a fantastic world is springing to life. A world that was first imagined by Craig Goodwill in his imaginative…

Niagara Falls Comic Con!!

In just over three weeks, Sue and I will be making a visit to Niagara Falls to attend and cover the Niagara Falls Comic Con! We’re both looking forward to this day trip, seeing some old friends, familiar faces, and meeting some new folks! The event is scheduled for June 9th at the Scotiabank Convention Center, Hall…