Uncommon Type (2017) – Tom Hanks

I’ve been a fan of Tom Hanks’ since Bosom Buddies, I’ve watched him grow from a comedic actor to one of my favourite all time actors. I have delighted in his career, and love when he steps away from the front of the camera to work behind it, directing, producing, writing. It was his writing…

His Girl Friday (1940) – Howard Hawks

The next big title in DK Canada’s The Movie Book, is the incredibly enjoyable Howard Hawks film, His Girl Friday starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. The film is based on the play The Front Page, with the key change of making one of the leads a woman. From there, history takes over, and the…

The Magnificent Seven (1960) – John Sturges

That music, that cast… It’s no wonder that Sturges’ Americanisation of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is one of my all time favourite westerns, and the first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Wild Bunch. Elmer Bernstein’s rousing and memorable score supports Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli…

Toronto After Dark 2017: Trench 11 – Leo Scherman

Zombie Night at the Toronto After Dark film festival continues at the Scotiabank Theatre with the Toronto Premiere of the Canadian biological horror film, Trench 11. Without putting too fine a point on it, this has been my favourite film of the festival so far. It’s not overly zombie-filled, but the story is captivating, it’s…

Reelies 2016 – Winners!

  Here it is, folks! The long-awaited announcement of the 2016 Reelie award winners! As you may have noticed during the voting rounds, we did things a little bit differently this year. For one thing, we focused only on Canadian television, rather than television and film. As well, there was only one round of voting…

REELIES 2016 – Favourite Actress in a Series

This is it!  The final category!  Some might even say that we’ve saved the best for last, so get your voting fingers ready and support your favourite actress(es) in a series today!  You can vote once per hour, all week long, and for as many nominees as you wish! Comment, share and most importantly,  VOTE! …

REELIES 2016 – Favourite Actor in a Series

Canadian TV is really coming into its own, especially in recent years, and as such, we have a powerhouse line-up of actors available to duke it out and be pronounced as your favourite!  There were so many possibilities, actually, that we had to narrow the list down a bit just to make it more manageable!…

Reelies 2016 – Favourite TV Series – Sci-Fi

Time to vote for your fave Canadian sci-fi TV series! You can vote for as many series as you like, and make sure to get your votes in once per hour, all week long!  Share the link to help your favourites get to the top! The nominees for Favourite TV Series – Sci-Fi are:  

Reelies 2016 – Favourite TV Series – Comedy

The next round of voting is now open! Vote for your favourite Comedy TV Series – and vote often!  You can vote for as many nominees as you wish, and you’ll be able to vote once per hour, all week long!  So spread the word and push your fave to the top! The nominees for…

REELIES 2016: Favourite TV Series – Drama

Let it begin! Voting for the first round of our annual Reelie Awards is now open!  This year, there will be only ONE round of voting per category, so make sure to keep coming back all week long to make sure YOUR favourite wins! You can vote as often as you like, and for as many…