Tag: canada

Calgary Underground 2023: BLACKBERRY Review

In the wild west days of nascent “smart phone” technology, the phrase convergence was tossed around a lot, where your computer, your phone and your personal digital assistant, would merge into one device. A small company, whose building was located...

BLACKBERRY Trailer: Jay Baruchel And Glenn Howerton Star in Matt Johnson's Latest

‘BlackBerry’ tells the story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men that charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone.   Matt Johnson's BlackBerry is coming exclusively to theaters on May...

Review: SLASH/BACK, Four Teenage Girls vs. Aliens

Tasiana Shirley, Alexis Vincent-Wolfe, Nalajoss Ellsworth and Chelsea Prusky star in a film directed by Nyla Innuksuk that explains why teenage girls rule the world.

Review: BANDIT, Robbing Banks For Fun and Profit

Josh Duhamel, Elisha Cuthbert, Nestor Carbonell and Mel Gibson star in the amiable tale of a record-breaking bank robber, directed by Allan Ungar.

Locarno 2022 Review: BEFORE I CHANGE MY MIND Embraces Tired Tropes, Then Reenergizes Them

From Canada comes director Trevor Anderson's coming-of-age comedy, starring Vaughan Murrae.

Fantasia 2022 Preview: POLARIS Kicks Off Giddy Genre Movie Celebration

Even before I began contributing to this site in 2005, I heard about Fantasia International Film Festival. Founded in Montreal, Canada, in 1996, the sprawling festival is the grandfather of all genre-film festivals in North American, and has unleashed untold...

Now on Home Video: NEON LIGHTS, When a Family Retreat Turns Deadly

"Are you having dark thoughts, Clay?" The trailer for Canadian thriller Neon Lights certainly looks promising. The story itself involves a family reunion in a large, spacious home with many rooms, some with quite distinctive lighting. My colleague Andrew Mack...

Review: FIRE OF LOVE, A Jaw-Dropping Love Story

Directed by Sara Dosa, the film accentuates the story of two lovers who shared the same passion, and lived and died together. See it on the big screen.

Friday One Sheet: POLARIS

This rough and tumble design for Kirsten Carthew's eco-action 'raised by bears' picture exudes all kinds of gritty energy. The muted high-grain image centers on lead Viva Lee in helmeted glory, screaming at the world. It drops the credit block...

Now Streaming: PREMONITIONS, Some Gifts Are Not

Pascale Bussières, Sophie Desmarais, Mikhaïl Ahooja and Jade Charbonneau star in a supernaturally charged dramatic series, now streaming on MHz Choice.

Have Your Say: CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, New David Cronenberg

Opening today in North American movie theaters, Crimes of the Future is a new film by David "Mr. Canada" Cronenberg. In celebration, we've been looking back at his distinguished career this week. Shelagh Rowan-Legg reviewed the film last week, in...

Celebrating David Cronenberg: The Last Decade

From 'A Dangerous Method' to 'Cosmopolis' to 'Maps to the Stars.'

Celebrating David Cronenberg: A New Century

From 'Spider' to 'A History of Violence' to 'Eastern Promises.'

Celebrating David Cronenberg: Hollywood and Beyond

In celebration of Crimes of the Future, a new film by David "Mr. Canada" Cronenberg that will open in North American movie theaters on Friday, June 3, we're looking back at his distinguished career this week. Filmmaker David Cronenberg recalls...

Now Streaming: Early David Cronenberg

From 'Stereo' to 'Crimes of the Future (1970)' to 'The Brood' to 'Scanners.' Also considered: 'Shivers.' 'Rabid' and 'Videodrome.'

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+.