Toronto After Dark 2019 – Werewolf (2018) – Adrian Panek

A unique entry in Toronto After Dark’s film festival has its Canadian premiere at Scotiabank Theater this evening, the Polish film Werewolf. Filled with shades of Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Werewolf shows the horror of war, the deconstruction of our humanity by the most brutal cruelty man has ever known, the Nazis and their…

Toronto After Dark 2019: The Furies (2019) – Tony D’Aquino

Australia brings their horror game to the Toronto After Dark film festival tonight with their bloody and violent The Furies. A riff on the Final Girl trope as well as a mash-up of Battle Royale and Halloween the film is deliciously gory and excitingly paced. When Kayla (Airlie Dodds) is abducted and wakes up in…

Toronto After Dark 2019: Mutant Blast (2018) – Fernando Alle

The second feature of Zombie Night for the Toronto After Dark film festival is this entry from Portugal, which, when coupled with iconic cult production company Troma feels like a VHS throwback to science fiction horror that is so bad that it comes around to good, and is threatening to go bad again. Filled with…

Toronto After Dark 2013

  Tonight, one of my favorite film festivals gets underway, Toronto After Dark,¬†a heady combination of horror, sci-fi and cult filmss. People I’ve spoken to want to know what movies I’m most eager to see at this year’s festival, so I thought I would share them with you. It struck me as interesting last year,…

Hot Docs: William and the Windmill – Ben Nabors

  Hot Docs screened this engaging film last night at the Scotiabank theater. William Kamkwamba is a young, pensive, and protective man. He made waves on the world stage when he appeared on TED Talks, and we all learned how this young man was forced to drop out of high school in his Malawian village…

An Evening In Imax

I don’t often see a lot of movies in IMAX, not that I’m not a fan, on the contrary, I save IMAX for those big event movies. Something I know will want to not only see, but immerse myself in. For me, IMAX is the best way to do that. So it was with a…

The Expendables 2 (2012)

Things got explosive, thunderous, and extremely over-the-top at the Scotiabank¬†Theater last night for a red carpet premiere of The Expendables 2, featuring two of the cast, Randy Couture and Terry Crews (who is currently appearing on the brilliant show The Newsroom in case you still aren’t watching it). If you saw and loved the first…