Tag: canada

Review: THE MIDDLE MAN, Tiny Universe, Personal Effects

Director Bent Hamer's new film, opening in select Canadian theaters this week, stars Don McKellar, Kenneth Welsh and Nina Andresen Borud.

Review: THE KIDS IN THE HALL, A Funny Kind of Love Story

The comedy troupe reboots for a new season via Prime Video. Also, the new doc 'Comedy Punks' gives a fresh perspective.

Hot Docs 2022: ETERNAL SPRING Trailer, Survival and a Battle

Jason Loftus' animated documentary Eternal Spring just won multiple awards at the recently-concluded Hot Docs 2022, where it made its North American premiere. "Combining present-day footage with 3D animation inspired by Daxiong's art, Eternal Spring," according to the official verbiage,...

Calgary Underground 2022 Review: THE RIGHTEOUS Offers A Stark Portrait of Guilt

The Righteous opens with the funeral of a young girl. Her mourning adopted parents, an ex-priest and his wife, still maintain active ties with the biological mother. There is an awkward visit in the family living room, adorned with many...

Now Streaming: PACHINKO, Extreme Prejudice

Minha Kim, Jin Ha, Lee Minho and Yuh-Jung Youn star in a sterling new series, directed by Kogonada and Justin Chon, debuting globally on Apple TV+.

Short Film: Seth Smith's existential-animation DUST BATH is on Vimeo

This is public service announcement that Canadian auteur of the surreal and strange, Seth Smith (The Crescent, Tin Can), made a 2 minute animated short about poultry and death and the circle of life, called Dust Bath, which is now...

Review: SEE FOR ME, Sneaky Good

Skyler Davenport, Kim Coates and Jessica Parker Kennedy star in a thriller, directed by Randall Okita.

Opening This Week: AN EXQUISITE MEAL, Playful Nightmare, SENSATION, Superhuman DNA Thriller, JOCKEY Rides Onward

Dark thrills, smart thrills, and Clifton Collins Jr are showcased in new films.

Exclusive: COSMIC DAWN Trailer Debut, Compelling UFO Cult Mysteries

[ Updated 11/18: New poster added! ] We've got a cult, UFOs, and mysteries galore. In other words, the striking first trailer for Cosmic Dawn does exactly what a trailer should do: ignite a compelling desire to see the film....

Exclusive: REYKA Trailer and Photos Announce Terrifying Crime Thriller

Kim Engelbrecht and Iain Glen star in a gripping series that debuts Monday, November 16, on BritBox in Canada.

Review: NIGHT RAIDERS, Filled With Anger, Determination and Hope

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Brooklyn Letexier-Hart, Alex Tarrant, Amanda Plummer star in a harrowing and suspenseful thriller, written and directed by Danis Goulet.

Now Streaming: COME FROM AWAY, THE DONUT KING, THE RABBI'S CAT

Singular visions from Canada (via Broadway), Cambodia (via U.S.) and Algeria (via France) explore terrorism, immigration and a talking cat.

Review: Justin Chon's BLUE BAYOU, A Sobering Reflection on Being American

Justin Chon writes, directs and stars alongside Alicia Vikander in a timely, humanistic drama, set in the backwaters of Louisiana.

Toronto 2021 Short Film, Short Review: DUST BATH

I am cognizant of the fact that it might take you longer to read this review than to watch the one hundred and twenty seconds of this animated short involving chickens searching for scratch, and philosophizing on the circle of...

Toronto 2021 Review: THE MIDDLE MAN, A Deadpan Comedy about Life

The small midwestern town of Karmack is dying. Figuratively, as its principal industry, a rail-yard, have been lost to the vagaries of globalization. Also, quite literally, as there has been a lengthy string of fatal accidents that prompts the town...

Friday One Sheet: THE MIDDLE MAN

I remain committed to showcasing key art that makes good use of textured wallpaper. In this case, the poster is for a Canadian/Norwegian production from deadpan director Bent Hamer. Hamer's films are difficult to describe, oddball dramas, subtle comedies, ultra-niche...

Review: NO ORDINARY MAN Explores a Trans Icon

Directed by Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt, the documentary celebrates Billy Tipton's story as a musician living his life according to his own terms.

DEMONIC Official Trailer: 'Don't Be Scared'. Actually, We Think We Will Be.

Oh. Golly.    Here is the official trailer for Neill Blomkamp's deep dive into horror, his new film Demonic.    From the director of District 9 and Elysium, a young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root...

Review: FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS, Action Horror, With Clear Goals in Mind

Lora Burke, Nick Smyth and Colin Paradine star in an action-horror picture from Canada, directed by Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen, heading to theaters and homes everywhere.

Review: VIOLATION, An Absolute Stunner

Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli wrote and directed a provocative horror drama, now streaming on Shudder.