Toronto After Dark: Tales of Halloween (2015) – Various

The opening night film for the 10th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival was the anthology film, Tales of Halloween, featuring familiar names behind and in front of the camera, the collection which slowly won over the audience, is amusing,¬†bloody and reminds the viewer that Halloween is supposed to be fun. Boasting names like Barry…

Best of Enemies (2015) – Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon

It’s documentaries like this that illustrate to me how much I have grown as a film buff, and one interested in political subjects as well. Opening today at the Lightbox, as well as other select theatres worldwide, is this fantastic documentary about the 10 televised debates between socialite and conservative media man, William F. Buckley…

Galaxy Quest (1999) – Dean Parisot

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list (can you believe I’m almost done with this one?!?) brings me this brilliant science fiction comedy starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell. Airing in the late 70s early 80s the show Galaxy Quest garnered a huge fanbase¬†(in a clear homage to Star Trek). The…

FANomenon (2013) – Lynne Carter

Premiering this evening on Global as part of a new series called Obsessions, is this fascinating documentary about fandom, and the revelation of one of the largest driving forces behind it, women. This shouldn’t come as a surprise seeing as Bjo Trimble, a female fan, was one of the major fan forces in helping classic…

Fandom’s Underbelly – A Hive of Scum & Villainy.

Fandom. I always thought it was supposed to be about a shared love of something. Meeting others who had some of the same passions and interests as you, and bonding over those common appetites. And while this can be true, a lot of the times, this is also just a surface view. Underneath in the…