Rock and Rule – Review

If you grew up watching television in Canada during the last 45 years, chances are you’ve seen the animated work of Nelvana Studios. From Care Bears, Magic School Bus, and Pippi Longstocking to the more recent Detentionaire and Mysticons, the Toronto-based company has kept kids of all ages entertained with countless episodes of animated adventures. […]

Too Funny To Fail – Review

Titanic was unsinkable, Hillary Clinton was to be the 45th U.S President, and The Dana Carvey Show was to revolutionize ABC’s primetime television line-up. But even with all the hopes, prayers and talent in the world, some things just aren’t meant to be as told in comically frank detail by the talent who lived it […]

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, […]

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 […]

Niagara (Review)

The beautiful Niagara Falls that straddle the border between New York State and the Province of Ontario have long been a famed tourist destination and backdrop for such screen-based fare including Superman II, Bruce Almighty, and the short-lived cult TV dramedy, Wonderfalls. Preceding all of these was a unique entry in the filmography of one […]