Tag: canada

Review: THE CRESCENT, A Quietly Confident Experiment in Horror Cinema

Late in Seth A Smith's The Crescent, there is a hushed shot of the lead character, who happens to be a 2-year-old toddler, sitting on a beach, framed inside an hollow wreck of an old seaside house. The camera slowly...

Berlinale 2018 Review: FAKE TATTOOS, Bearing the Marks of a Great Teenage Drama

Whilst not Pascal Plante's first feature film, having previously made doc La génération porn in 2014, Fake Tattoos (Les faux tatouages) is the director's first step into feature-length drama. And it's quite the first step - one that definitely carries...

Sundance 2018 Review: UN TRADUCTOR Pulls The Right Heart Strings

There's an inherent risk in making films based on real stories. Seasoned cinephiles and film buffs will know that the promise is never fulfilled' as we later dive into Wikipedia, we notice how many inconsistencies and liberties were made regarding...

RADIUS Trailer: Stay Away From This Canadian Thriller!

A trailer has quietly premiered for Canadian sci-fi thriller Radius from co-directors Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard. In the film, a man wakes from a car accident to discover anyone who comes within 50 feet of him dies instantly. Radius...

Toronto 2017: In PUBLIC SCHOOLED Clip, Judy Greer Says Goodbye

Judy Geer is a treasure, whether she's lighting up a comedy or strengthening a drama, so whenever she appears in a film, it means that attention must be paid. In a fresh clip from Public Schooled, her sad, soulful side...

Toronto 2017: LES AFFAMES Clip, Because Even Zombie Killers Need a Theme Song

It's a cool, overcast day. A breeze is rippling gently through the air. An anonymous car pulls to a stop. The radio plays a pleasant French-language tune. Then a stranger lurches into view. And then WAM! WAM! WAM! WAM! Beware...

LIFECHANGER: New Shape-Shifting Horror From Justin McConnell Shoots This Fall

Justin McConnell and I spent so much time running around Montreal this past weekend during the festival and co-production market at Fantasia, we barely had time to chat and catch up on his newest project, set to begin production this...

THE SCAREHOUSE: Gavin Michael Booth's Haunted House Flick, Now on Blu-ray

Our friends at Parade Deck Films were patiently waiting for me to return from Fantasia this past weekend so I could share their announcement of the release of Gavin Michael Booth's 2014 horror flick The Scarehouse on Blu-ray in North America. ...

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...