2014 Canadian Film Fest: H&G (Danishka Esterhazy) & Kate (Illya Klymkiw)

The first evening screening for tonight’s Canadian Film Fest at the Royal Theatre begins at 6:30, and takes us down some interesting dramatic roads. The screening’s short, Kate, directed by Illya Kimkiw, written and starring Holly Merritt is a beautiful, almost dreamlike film that examines the baggage and the ties we carry and form from…

Silent Night (2012) – Steven C. Miller

Anchor Bay delivers with a nice modern update on the slasher movie, using the cult classic Silent Night Deadly Night as it’s jumping off point. A film, that looks simply amazing on blu-ray, colours and details are wonderfully crisp, and I had a really good time with this one. There were two outright homages to the original film,…

Happy 1st Birthday for The Mind Reels!

When I was younger, physically and chronologically, not mentally, I often thought about talking and working with people in the entertainment industry. I also thought about being a starship captain like James T. Kirk or walking with dinosaurs, but hey, one dream at a time. Growing up, I was not necessarily an outsider, but I…

Lisa Wegner and Carl Elster

Sue and I headed to a west end Starbucks the other night, almost in my neck of the woods, to sit down and chat with artists and filmmakers Lisa Anita Wegner and Carl Elster. They’re getting ready for Nuit Blanche here in T.O. a huge night of free art that keeps the city awake until sunrise. Their…

Red Czarina Productions

Sue and I met Rebecca Sandulak over the summer, and got to spend time with her and interview her for our show. She along with some other talented and wonderful women have formed Red Czarina Productions ( http://www.redczarina.com/ ) working on film and stage projects. The ladies are featured in the photo to the left, taken…

Rebecca Sandulak

This week, Sue and I are joined by the incredibly talented photographer Rebecca Sandulak.  If you haven’t seen her work yet, have a look at her portfolio, television and film work here. She’s done some fantastic work, and joined us for en evening in High Park to chat with us about her work on Goon,…