Ghostbusters (Review)

If there’s a strange screenplay in Hollywood, who you gonna call? Ivan Reitman. Apparently. Following my review of Juno, arguably the greatest cinematic achievement by Jason Reitman (though there is a very strong case to be made for Up in the Air), it seems only right I offer my take on 1984’s Ghostbusters, a film […]

Juno (Review)

When reviewing a film, I normally single out the achievements (or lack thereof) of the director, as this person is perhaps the single most important figure in bringing a screenplay to life. While a similar argument could be made instead for the producer, I believe creative genesis nonetheless of any film lies with the screenwriter. […]

The Crescent (Review)

The horror genre possesses an inescapable and misleading reputation for being all murder and jump scares with little substance to offer, which I find leads to a culture of dismissiveness from many a movie-goer. This is certainly the case for numerous horror flicks, yet it is no different from the ups and downs of any […]

Black Cop – Review

I am a pretty big fan of Trailer Park Boys, having written before about the show being one of Canada’s greatest exports…though I am sure many would disagree. The production can be hammy and noticeably low budget, while some of the acting is just plain awful, but this all adds to the show’s innately charming […]

Sleeping Giant (Review)

If a filmmaker attempts a coming-of-age story, and their name is not John Hughes, then they are facing an immediate uphill struggle toward sincere originality. This makes it all the more refreshing, then, when I encounter a film that is not only fearless in its pursuit of a distinctive voice, but actually succeeds in finding […]