South Park: The Complete Second Season

South Park’s second season came fast on the heels of the first season, but this time, there were eighteen episodes set in the snow clad Colorado town. To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Paramount Pictures has re-released the early seasons on blu-ray, and I was eager to take a look at them. Despite my recall of…

Toronto After Dark 2017: Poor Agnes – Navin Ramaswaran

The second feature screening tonight at Scotiabank Theatre as part of the Toronto After Dark film festival is another new favourite. Poor Agnes, having its Toronto premiere this eve, is a disturbing drama that haunts and troubles even as its story captivates. Agnes (Lora Burke) is a serial killer, and she is a master at…

Blood in the Snow Film Fesitval 2016: 24×36 (2016) -Kevin Burke

The Blood in the Snow Film Festival gets underway this evening at the Yonge & Dundas Cineplex Theatre. Leading off the festival is a documentary that has been on my radar since its beginning, 24×36 – a movie about movie posters. As anyone who has followed the blog knows, I, like a number of my…

Toronto After Dark 2016: The Lure -Agnieszka Smoczynska

The last night of the Toronto After Dark film festival got underway at Scotiabank Theatre with the Polish musical/drama/horror The Lure. Taking its cues from the original Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Little Mermaid, as well as playing with mermaid mythology this one toys with expectations, sexuality and strange lyrics in a kind of fevered…

Toronto After Dark 2016

It’s that time of year again, when horror, sci-fi, action, cult, and just the bizarre movies come to roost and entertain here in Toronto, with the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. 9 nights of movies that, as long as you have the right audience with you, can’t help but entertain. This year seems to be…

Fan Expo 2015

It’s that time of year again, and if you blink… it’s over. And that’s what I realized this morning, just like that Fan Expo is done for another year. Sigh.¬†Still, it was a really enjoyable year as Sue, Lindsay and I dove into geekdom, and chatted with a number of great people, saw some old…

Niagara Integrated Film Fearival 2015

Against the backdrop of wine country with the dull thrum of the falls imaginable at the farthest edge of earshot, members of the film and wine industry gather to make connections, share experiences and celebrate the finer things in life – film and a good vino. And I was fortunate enough to be invited to…

Park City (2015) – Hannah Rosner

Available now on iTunes is this delightful, and frequently hilarious film, shot in the mockumentary style about a group of young artists who have just finished their latest indie feature, Hearts and Cash, and are beyond delighted to learn that their film has been selected to screen at Sundance. But being young, and struggling artists…

Shooting the Musical (2014) – Joel Ashton McCarthy

At 7pm this evening the next round of features for the Canadian Film Fest starts at the Royal Cinema on College St. The first feature, Shooting the Musical, is preceded by the fantastic short She Sings For Me directed by Rebecca Davey¬†– a fun little love story with a wonderfully quirky and completely adorable performance…

ICFF – Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2014

Toronto is a truly fortunate when it comes to the film industry. There are times when it seems you can’t turn around in this city without striding onto a film location, or finding out there is a film festival of some for or another being held. I LOVE IT! Starting today and running through to…

Hot Docs 2014

It’s that time again!! Hot Docs, alongside Toronto After Dark, is one of my favorite film festivals that Toronto hosts yearly, and I am so looking forward to seeing what’s in store for us this year. Yes, there are big titles I’m looking forward to seeing, the documentary about Community creator, Dan Harmon, Harmontown, George…

Toronto After Dark 2013: Cheap Thrills – E.L. Katz

I have to admit, Cheap Thrills was not one of the films I was most looking forward to. I knew the basic plot was about some down-on-his-luck dude who starts doing dares in exchange for cash for the entertainment of a wealthy couple. I wasn’t sure how I felt about that – I mean, either…