The Monster Squad (1987) – Fred Dekker

The next werewolf title that DK Canada’s very enjoyable Monsters in the Movies recommends doesn’t only feature a Wolfman (Carl Thibault), but also includes Dracula (Duncan Regehr), the Mummy (Micheal Reid MacKay), Frankenstein’s Monster (Tom Noonan) and the Creature From the Black Lagoon known as Gillman (Tom Woodruff, jr.) in this version. This cult favorite…

Miami Vice (1987) – Theresa, and The Afternoon Plane

Helena Bonham Carter (twenty at the time) who made a brief appearance in last week’s episode comes to the fore in this story, named after her character. Written by Pamela Norris, Theresa first aired on 13 February, 1987. It seems things are getting serious for vice detective Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and his girlfriend, Theresa….

The Orphan Black S03E10 – History Yet to be Written

  And just like that Season 3 of Orphan Black came to an end. Sure it aired on Saturday night, sure it’s Tuesday now. The Film Festival I was at kept me busy, but when free time allowed, I was wondering whether or not to watch it right away… I mean now that I have,…

Orphan Black S03E09 – Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow

  Orphan Black continues to kick ass and take names, and last night was no exception, in fact, they continue to up the ante. Their usual pace of story-telling is breakneck, so I honestly don’t know what to call this one, the penultimate episode pf the season, as it literally left me gasping for breath!…

Orphan Black S03E08 – Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method

  Buckle up Clone Club! Here comes the terrifying run to the season finale!! And this episode definitely starts to ramp up the tension! Delphine (Evelyne Brochu) discovers another Leda clone in the form of a blonde beautician named Crystal (Tatiana Maslany). She seems like a bit of a flake, but may be smarter than she…

Orphan Black S03E04 – Newer Elements of Our Defense

  Orphan Black is everywhere – they were picked up for their fourth season this week, issue 3 of the comic book from IDW is on the stands (and it is canon after all), the amazing Funko figures (which I still need to pick up) so I was giddy sitting down to watch what happens this…

Orphan Black S03E02 – Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis

  Buckle up Clone Club, after a week’s rest, Orphan Black (tonight on Space) dives right back into things this week as the Castors (Ari Millen) continue their pursuit of the Ledas (Tatiana Maslany) in the hopes of obtaining the clones’ original tissue samples. There are a couple of familiar faces in this week’s ep….

The Book Thief (2013) – Brian Percival

I read the book for this one some time ago, and had forgotten enough of it so that I was coming in to the story fresh, and wow did I enjoy this one. Great performances, a stirring score, thank you John Williams and an emotional and human tale from a script by Michael Petroni, based…

Hot Docs 2014: Before the Last Curtain Falls (Thomas Wallner)

Having its World Premiere this evening at 8:30, at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, this gorgeously shot film is a stirring documentary about performance, love and sexuality. The center of the film’s focus is a group of aging gay and trans cabaret performers who have gone on tour with their beautifully choreographed stage show, Gardenia. Now, the tour…

Almost Human S01E05 – Blood Brothers

  This week we take on the ideas of murder, cloning and a medium psychic (though on a good day, she’s a petite psychic)… Captain Maldonado (Lili Taylor) is in court monitoring the trial of a murderer named Avery (Graham Miller), and awaiting the testimony of two sequestered and protected witnesses. When one of the…

Almost Human S01E04 – The Bends

  This week’s ep of Almost Human sees Rudy (Mackenzie Crook) posing as a cook for a new and dangerous drug known as the bends, as it is crafted from a deep ocean algae. Kennex (Karl Urban) first notices the case, when he is informed that a fellow cop that he came up with has…