Tag: canada

New BIRTH OF THE DRAGON U.S. Trailer Makes Bruce Lee the Star In New Cut

UPDATE: The film's U.S. publicist has reached out to inform us: "The version shown at TIFF was unfinished and it has been recut. The character played by Billy is a minor character - not the lead - in this cut,...

Review: THE HERETICS, Cult Members Have a Five Year Plan in Chad Archibald's Latest

Chad Archibald's The Heretics may be his best film to date as it displays his growth as a filmmaker and a storyteller.

First Look at Canada's REBOOT Reboot

This one's for the 90's kids in the audience. Canada's YTV network is rebooting the popular kid's cartoon Reboot, a staple of after-school viewing for many and early example of CG animation. The first two images have now been released,...

Calgary Underground 2017 Announces Lineup: Kaiju! Bigfoot! Booze! Headbangers! Sugar-Cereal! and The Shower Scene

The Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF) has been quietly kicking ass for 13 years. Being overshadowed somewhat by larger festivals in larger Canadian cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, or even its bigger sister, the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF),...

Exclusive Clip: BEYOND REDEMPTION, Crunchy Fighting and Punchy High-Kicking

In a shadowy corridor, one man faces off against several opponents, with only his hands -- and his legs -- to defend himself. Much punching and kicking ensue. If that translates into good times for you -- and it certainly...

LETTERKENNY Returns On Christmas Day! Marvel At The Magnificent Verbiage Of The New Trailer!

Quirky Canadian hit - and freakishly accurate portrait of the sort of mid-Ontario communities I grew up in - Letterkenny returns with the complete second series hitting Canuck streamer CraveTV on Christmas Day. And if you want to know whether...

GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS Trailer Skates In To Punch You In The Face

2011 sports comedy Goon was a bit of a surprise hit, the tale of a bouncer working his way up the ranks of professional hockey as an on-ice enforcer carving out a space among the truly great sports comedies -...

Vancouver 2016 Review: MALIGLUTIT, A Spiritual Remake of John Ford's Western Classic THE SEARCHERS

Maliglutit, the latest film by Zacharias Kunuk (The Fast Runner), is essentially a spiritual remake of John Ford's seminal Western classic, The Searchers. This time, the action is set entirely in Nunavut, Canada's most sparsely populated territory and home to...

Saskatoon Fantastic Announces Packed 7th Annual Lineup

Anyone going to be in Saskatchewan in October? Well you now have a damned good reason to consider it. The good folks at the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival just released their full lineup and it's packed with genre goodness from...

Shudder Expanding to Canada This Fall

Great news, horror fans. Scary streaming service Shudder will expand to Canada this fall! Canucks who visit Shudder.com are treated to a message asking for their email address to sign up for invite-only access.  Shudder made waves when it launched in...

Fantasia 2016: VENTABLVCK Concept Short Emerges

When we last spoke with Canadian director Gariel Carrer (The Demolisher), he was about to unleash some violent Ventablvck conceptual footage at the Frontieres Market at the Fantasia Film Festival. That footage made its way online today and I'm not surprised to...

Fantasia 2016 Review: THE UNSEEN, An Exceptional Observation of Disappearance

In a cluttered single-wide trailer in a snowcovered, and anonymously dreary logging town in northern British Columbia, Bob Langmore finds himself disappearing. That it not to say that running away from his wife and daughter almost a decade ago to...

Review: THE INTERIOR, Where Comedy And Horror Snuggle Together In The Wilderness

Somewhere up there in heaven (or hell) Samuel Beckett and Henry David Thoreau are tipping their coffee cups towards Trevor Juras' The Interior.    For a first feature, this film is not only fully realized and confident, but has a...

Interview: Trevor Juras Talks THE INTERIOR, And Why Our Personal Hells Can Be Both Horrific and Hilarious

Trevor Juras' wonderfully sharp existential-crisis-in-the-wilderness horror picture, The Interior, getting is gettting its commercial launch at Toronto's The Royal Cinema this Friday, July 8, and a VOD release (via Syndicado) shortly thereafter. Below is an interview done at last year's...

Gabriel Carrer Going Pitch Black with VENTABLVCK

If you thought last year's revenge thriller The Demolisher packed an emotional gut punch, Gabriel Carrer has a message for you: You ain't seen nothing yet. Speaking to me about his next film, the intriguingly titled Ventablvck, the director was very clear he was planning...

Review: RIVER, Like Fire Running to a Powder Keg

As children, we are often taught that, when someone is in trouble, we should try to help, or if someone is being bullied, we should intervene. But sometimes, there can be unforeseen consequences that would endanger ourselves.  Jamie M. Dagg's...

Exclusive Clip: RIVER - "Are You Here to Turn Yourself In?"

It's a prickly feeling at the bottom of your stomach.  While volunteering as a doctor In Laos, John (Rossif Sutherland) has witnessed something terrible. As soon as he can, he comes to the U.S. Embassy for help. But, as our...

Interview: Patricia Rozema And Ellen Page Talk INTO THE FOREST

Cinematic audiences have been subjected to their fair share of post-apocalyptic films in recent years. Most allegories for Western society's destructive treatment of the environment are told from either a central male protagonist's perspective or from a distinctively male gaze. Into...

Review: REMEMBER, Christopher Plummer Searches For A Very Particular Nazi

It's been a while since one can be super excited about a new Atom Egoyan film. His last two, Devil's Knot, a film about the West Memphis Three case, and Captive, a chilly thriller about a child sex ring, found...

Los Cabos 2015 Preview: Mexico, Canada, And U.S. Get A New Spotlight

The fourth edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the Mexican premiere of Demolition, which is part of a tribute to filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée. The festival is held in Cabo San Lucas, located at the...