Black Sunday (1960) – Mario Bava

Mario Bava’s fantastic gothic feature, Black Sunday aka The Mask of Satan is the next title in Ten Bad Dates With De Niro. This brilliant film, which I had never seen before, has all the enjoyable gothic ambience of Corman’s takes on Poe like The Fall of the House of Usher, and some wonderful gore…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

A space age fairy tale. No matter the themes, social commentary or underpinnings we wish to assign the Skywalker Saga, culminating with the release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars has always been a space age fairy tale – there are princesses (turned general), knights (both good and bad), evil lords, fortresses,…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Blu-Ray Review

Hitting blu-ray and DVD today from Disney is the latest instalment in the Skywalker Saga, The Last Jedi, director/writer Rian Johnson’s follow-up to 2015’s The Force Awakens. Johnson delivers a strong film that has proven divisive with some fans, but for yours truly, it’s up there with The Empire Strikes Back, it sends characters in…

Star Wars: Before The Awakening (2015) – Greg Rucka

  More and more Star Wars, I haven’t been this giddy about the subject since I was a kid, and at that time, everything was Star Wars, Star Trek, and then Indiana Jones. It’s like being a kid all over again, and I was quite happy to jump into this Young Adult book to find…

Canadian Film Fest: Homegrown Shorts

The final day of the Canadian Film Fest gets underway today at the Royal Cinema on College Street with a diverse and entertaining collection of shorts, beginning at 1:30 this afternoon. This collection of 9 shorts showcases a wonderful wealth of Canadian talent making some incredible films. You should check it out! Here’s what you…