Dead Man’s Shoes (2004) – Shane Meadows

Director Shane Meadows and star Paddy Considine wrote this script together that is the last recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Point Blank. Considine is Richard, a soldier returning to his home town. But this homecoming isn’t one of joy, it is with a singular purpose….

Reelies 2015 – Final Round – Favourite Film Actress

And we’re back again!!! As before, this one is for all the nuggets, and every vote counts! Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your favourite film actor comes out on top! You can vote as often as you like…

Reelies 2015 – Final Round – Favourite Film Actor

  We’re back from our brief hiatus covering Canadian Screen Week! Still exhausted, but back! As before, this one is for all the nuggets, and every vote counts! Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your favourite film actor comes…

Reelies 2015 – Final Round – Favourite Film Director

    This one is for all the nuggets, and every vote counts! Voting for this round will be open for one week only, so make sure to come back and vote often to ensure your favourite film comes out on top! You can vote as often as you like (though only once per hour),…

Juno (2007) – Jason Reitman

  Jason Reitman crafts a delightful little film working from a script by Diablo Cody and starring Ellen Page in this recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film and my screening of Rules of the Game. Ellen Page is the titular Juno, a junior high school student, who after a night with her…

In Fear (2013) – Jeremy Lovering

  Anchor Bay got the distribution rights to one of the few films I missed at Toronto After Dark last year, so I was very glad they were willing to send me a copy to have a look at. I enjoyed the experience, but can only imagine that it played very well at TAD and…

TIFF 2013: Empire of Dirt – Peter Stebbings

  Empire of Dirt is the latest offering from actor-turned-director Peter Stebbings, and while I haven’t yet seen his first film (Defendor), I was definitely looking forward to delving into this second effort. The film opens with TIFF 2013 Rising Star Cara Gee as Lena, the young, single mother of a teenaged girl, who works…

Sick (2012) – Ryan M. Andrews

There’s a new film festival in town called Blood In The Snow. Organized by Festival Director Kelly Michael Stewart, of Fangoria magazine, the festival spotlights Canadian talent and Canadian film, specifically, Canadian Indie Horror films. Nice. Sadly, Sue and I didn’t learn about this in time, and missed the media window, but I did get…

Z*CON – The Movie!!!

Z*Con is a new indie film being produced by the same shiny folk who brought us the Big Damn Fan Film Browncoats: Redemption.  Based on the ‘Verse created by Joss Whedon in the (wrongly) cancelled Firefly series, and its follow-up film, Serenity, Redemption introduced us to a new crew with new problems faced in the months…