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…

Nocturne (2014) – Saul Pincus

  It’s the last evening for the Canadian Film Fest, and the first evening show at the Royal Cinema on College St is well worth seeing. The main feature, Nocturne, is preceded by Gaybasher, directed by Ron Leach, a rather dark and violent short about a beating in an alley, a fight against bigotry, and…

Ben’s At Home (2014) – Mars Horodyski

  This afternoon at the Royal Cinema on College St, the last features of the Canadian Film Fest get underway, first up is Ben’s at Home directed by Mars Horodyski. But before that, is the brilliant short, This is Not What You had Planned. It’s written and directed by Christopher Warre Smets and Jefferson Brown,…

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…

Barn Wedding (2014) – Shaun Benson

  The Canadian Film Fest continues at 9:30 tonight at the Royal Cinema on College St with Barn Wedding, directed by Shaun Benson, and written by our friend Kelly McCormack. The short before it, Job Interview, directed by Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll and Tim Moore features a rather funny, and sometimes uncomfortable interview where all one’s past mistakes come…

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…

Relative Happiness (2014) – Deanne Foley

  The Canadian Film Fest continues this evening, beginning at 7pm at the Royal Cinema on College St. Deanne Foley directs the rom-com feature, Relative Happiness, which this evening is preceded by the beautifully shot short, Speak Now, directed by Raj Ramnauth, which is about a relationship leading up to the big day… Relative Happiness…

The Cocksure Lads Movie (2014) – Murray Foster 

  From the 25 to the 28th, The Royal Cinema on College St is playing host to The Canadian Film Fest. A festival intent on showcasing and promoting Canadian film. It starts off this evening  at 6:45, with a delightfully retro-pop confection; a musical comedy from Great Big Sea’s Murray Foster. The Cocksure Lads, Dusty (Lyndon…

Hot Docs 2014: Doc of the Dead (Alexandre Philippe)

Zombies. The zombies are taking over tonight at 11:59pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with the international premiere of Philippe’s highly enjoyable, and extremely entertaining look at the world of the undead. Starting with its cinematic roots, the film journeys back to White Zombie, where we are introduced to the voodoo zombie before George…

Here Comes The Devil (2012) – Adrian Garcia Bogliano

  Opening today in Toronto at The Royal Cinema and on the 21st at the Mayfair Theater in Ottawa is this unnerving  Spanish film, and TIFF Official Selection, Here Comes The Devil,  that isn’t afraid to explore some dark territory. On a brief getaway, Sol (Laura Caro) and her husband, Felix (Francisco Barriero), let their…

The Great Chameleon (2012) – Goran Kalezic

Opening this week, with a premiere at the Royal Cinema this evening is Goran Kalezic’s new comedy, which he penned with the film’s lead Victor Altomare. Altomare plays Joe Murky, a bit of a crass criminal with a knack for being other people. When the feds learn that his niece was kidnapped and being held…