Theeb (2014) – Naji Abu Nowar

  Opening today at the Lightbox here in Toronto, as well as Vancouver and Calgary, with additional locations to follow on December 18, is the latest work from award-winning director Naji Abu Nowar. Shot in Jordan, and being submitted as their official Oscar Entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2016 Academy Awards, comes this…

Issues Vol. 16

It’s that time of the week again, and Kirk had everything set aside for me, and ready to go, including the new Star Wars (!!!) title, Shattered Empire. So, as always, I was quite happy to pop into what has fast become my favorite comic stop, West End Comics. So let’s dig in and see…

Hot Docs 2015: Possessed by Djinn – Dalia Al Kury 

  Hot Docs is well underway, and today, I got a look at this intriguing offering, Possessed by Djinn, which screens at the ROM Theatre today at 6:00. Director Al Kury takes us inside the dark superstitious corners of the Islamic faith, that no one seems to talk about, but innumerable people believe. One could…

Pretend We’re Kissing (2014) – Matt Sadowski

  And just like that the screenings of the Canadian Film Fest come to a close at the Royal Cinema on College St. Ushering us out, is Pretend We’re Kissing, an exemplary rom-com set in Toronto, it’s preceded by the short, Iris which is  directed by Simon Stock, who co-wrote it with Jay Randall. Iris follows…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – Tropical Madness & Wave Goodbye

Robert Hamilton writes an episode this week, well, originally aired 12 November, 1981, that causes some great strain on Thomas’ (Tom Selleck) and Higgins’ (John Hillerman) relationship in Tropical Madness. When a young English woman, Jennifer Chapman (Devon Ericson), seems to prefer Higgins to Magnum, Thomas is a little suspicious, but Higgins, flattered by the…

A Haunting At Silver Falls (2013) – Brett Donowho

Anchorbay sent a long a copy of A Haunting at Silver Falls for me to take a look at for its release this week. I like how Donowho approached it, aiming to make it more of a supernatural thriller as opposed to a “boo! scared you!” horror film. And it would have worked, if one…

Happy Holidays 2012 From Tim and Sue!

So here it is the morning of the day… of new Doctor Who!! Or Les Miserables! (Or both!) Well for me anyway. Sue and I wanted to take a brief moment, while everyone flits about fullfilling their holiday obligations, eating and drinking more than they should and greeting friends and family into the warm hearth…