Maudie – Review

I have the sneaking suspicion that Sally Hawkins has been quietly establishing herself as one of the finest actresses in the film industry today, if these past few years have been any indication. While she made her feature film debut in 2002 in a Mike Leigh, I first began to take notice of the actress […]

49th Parallel – Review

Hollywood was far from alone alone in bringing Canadian-set stories to the silver screen in the mid-20th century. Our former colonial parent Great Britain utilized our land from coast to coast as the setting for it’s WWII propaganda effort, 49th Parallel. In the hands of the legendary filmmaking team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, […]

True Lies (Review)

I am going to admit right off the bat that I am big James Cameron fan. Say what you will about the filmmaker, but he is able to produce, on a pretty consistent basis, gargantuan films that tend to push the technological envelope of the time, and for the betterment of the film industry going […]

Crazy Moon (Review)

I was once at a video store (remember those?) with my father when we came upon the Canada section. He remarked that he had difficulty coming up with a single Canadian-produced film that wasn’t relentlessly dark or depressing. Being faced with the oeuvre of body horror maestro David Cronenberg and the alienating melodramas of festival-darling […]