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Review: DREAMLAND, Where the Chaos Is Somewhat Under Control

Filmmaker Bruce McDonad's absurdly hypnotic hodgepodge of violent escapism stars Stephen McHattie, Juliette Lewis and Tomas Lemarquis.

DREAMLAND Trailer Dazzles, Of Course

Updated 5/8/20: Please note that the film will receive a national release in Canada via AppleTV, Bell, Cineplex, Cogeco, Rogers, Shaw, and Telus on May 29, 2020. Also, please enjoy the snazzy Canadian poster! Original post follows ... Our own...

10+ Years Later: PONTYPOOL Is The Canadian Quarantine Movie To Fuck With Our Current Headspace

“In our top story of today, a big, cold, dull, dark, white, empty, never-ending blow my brains out, seasonal affective disorder freaking kill-me-now weather front, that'll last all day.”   Grant Mazzy, a big city talk-radio host, who has been...

Review: COME TO DADDY, Escalating Mayhem in Outlandish Father-Son Story

It is a joy to watch Elijah Wood give such a game performance in director Ant Timpson's outlandish father-son story.

COME TO DADDY Trailer: Elijah Wood Learns That Father Does Not Know Best

Elijah Wood goes to New Zealand in search of his father. In Ant Timpson's deceptively deranged Come to Daddy, the son discovers something quite different than what he has long yearned to enjoy. Here's the official synopsis: "Norval Greenwood, a...

Toronto After Dark 2019: First Ten Films Include COME TO DADDY, THE WRETCHED And EXTRA ORDINARY

Toronto After Dark have announced the first ten films in this year's lineup. TADFF is the go to genre event of the Fall here in our fair city and the festival continues to bring a collection of festival favorites and...

Mayhem 2019: Final Films Announced, Led by COLOR OUT OF SPACE, DANIEL ISN`T REAL And GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR

Our friends at the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, England, have revealed the complete lineup for this year's festival in October.    So far this year they have announced that The Gangster, The Cop The Devil & The Pool, She...

Fantasia 2019 Review: DREAMLAND Plays Free Jazz With Genre Conventions

In Dreamland, the ubiquitous Stephen McHattie plays a weary, nameless, assassin, who does the dirty work for a mid level gangster named Hercules. Disgusted to find out that his boss is getting into the human trafficking of young children involving...

Fantasia 2019 Review: COME TO DADDY Delights in Putting Elijah Wood Through The Ringer

I am drawn to father-son stories like a moth to flame. The difficult communication barriers, awkward processing of emotion. The silence and the rage. In the movies, these stories often culminate in the father expressing a deep pride or love...

DREAMLAND Reunites Bruce McDonald, Tony Burgess and Stephen McHattie for a New Genre Mashup

Fans of Pontypool may rejoice for the beginning of production on Bruce McDonald's latest film, Dreamland. It reunites the director with writer Tony Burgess and star Stephen McHattie. While not the long rumoured sequel to the Canadian cult semiotic zombie film...

Stephen McHattie and The Dark Stranger Give Leah 'Stranger Danger'

Terror films, a film production and distribution house, has slated several films to release, this Halloween season. One of their stand-outs is titled The Dark Stranger. Starring Katie Findlay (After the Dark, 2013) and Stephen McHattie (Pontypool, 2008), a...

KHOYA: Watch The New Teaser For Canadian-Indian Drama, Opening In Toronto On Friday

Sami Khan's birth-search dram Khoya is opening here in Toronto, tomorrow night, at The Carlton. We have your exclusive first look at a new teaser timed with the release. You will find that below.   Khan and his lead Rupak...

NY Indian Film Fest 2016 Review: KHOYA, A Drama About Displacement, Loss, And The Dangerous Nature Of Truth

Being a film writer has its ups and downs. We are constantly inundated by wannabe filmmakers looking to make their mark on the world. Like any other aspirational pursuit, the vast majority of the output from these cold calls is...

Toronto After Dark 2014: DEAD SNOW 2 And THE BABADOOK Win Big At Fest

The votes have been counted and the audience at this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival has spoken. After an massively successful year including an unprecedented thirteen sold out screenings (twelve and both screenings of The Babadook) the winners were...

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: WOLVES Takes A Bite Out Of Pretty YA Fare

Cayden Richards had it all. He was the quarterback of his high school football team. He had a smoking hot girlfriend on his arm. Yep. Senior year was looking pretty good. But there was trouble stirring. Cayden kept having nightmares. On...

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: HELLMOUTH Is One Man's Existential Crisis

Ubiquitous character actor Stephen McHattie is always a pleasure to see up on the big screen. From supporting roles in Hollywood films like The Fountain, Watchmen and A History of Violence, to central performances in indie Canadian productions like the...

Toronto After Dark 2014: We Pick Nine Must-See Flicks

As the ninth edition of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival approaches, I conferred with two other ScreenAnarchy men-about-Toronto, Kurt Halfyard and Jason Gorber, and we came up with our top nine must-see films of this year's festival, which kicks...

Toronto After Dark 2014: The Alphabet, Time Travel And Various Undead Things Highlight First Wave

As we mourn the loss of summer, once the dust has settled here in Toronto in a couple of weeks time, all eyes turn to the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in October. Toronto After Dark is one of our...

Dare To Enter The HELLMOUTH With Exclusive Trailer!

Take heart fans of the strange and unusual - particularly those of you with a weakness for the era of classic drive-in pulp - for Pontypool writer Tony Burgess and star Stephen McHattie have teamed up with director John Geddes...

Exclusive: Watch The First 5 Minutes Of Vincenzo Natali's HAUNTER

Vincenzo Natali's Haunter hits home video today (Tuesday, February 11), and we've got the first five minutes to tempt you. Here's the official synopsis: The film stars Abigail Breslin in director Vincenzo Natali's (Splice, Cube, ABCs of Death 2) unique...