Deadpool 2 – Review

Wade Wilson sure has come a long way since his unfortunate rendering in 2009’s X-Men-Origins: Wolverine. At the time, the legendary “merc with a mouth” was reduced to a mute Frankenstein-esque henchman who was promptly dispatched by Hugh Jackman and left for dead (post-credits coda notwithstanding). Nine years and a hit solo-film later, Ryan Reynolds […]

No Fun City – Review

Beneath the gleaming glass towers and majestic mountain views of Vancouver lies a considerably dirtier, grungier and wilder subculture of underground and barely legal punk rock mania. Well, at least thats the case in the pre-Olympics world of Melissa James and Kate Kroll’s 2010 documentary, No Fun City.   “No Fun City is street level. […]

DOXA – No Man’s Land – Review

At what point does a political protest cross the line into domestic terrorism? Anyone whose seen the vandalism and violence perpetrated against dissenters and journalists by groups like ANTIFA know the line can very quickly be blurred. A more rural stance against supposed government oppression plays out in David Byar’s No Man’s Land.   From […]

DOXA: The Road Taken – Review

For what Canada lacks in fictional renderings of it’s people and places is more than made up for in our rich history of documentary filmmaking. From the prairie films of Manitoban farmer James Freer in the 1890s to the countless topical offerings available at dedicated festivals like Hot Docs in Toronto and DOXA in Vancouver […]

Loyalties – Review

The decade of the 1980s saw a coming-of-age for Canadian cinema. Filmmakers who had cut their teeth on episodic television and National Film Board documentaries were beginning to mature and embark on more personal projects. Exemplifying this trend was Edmonton native Anne Wheeler who sought to tell the story of a powerful friendship between two […]