Design Canada – Review

A maple leaf, a beaver nestled amongst a garland of leaves, and a standing figure morphing into an eyeball. These symbols and many more permeate our daily lives and consciousness as Canadians. Yet most of us have absolutely no idea the stories and deeper meanings behind these logos that adorn our flags, trains, planes and […]

CANCON SEQUELS: My American Cousin Review

A quick glance at the careers of Albertan Anne Wheeler and British Columbian Sandy Wilson reveals some interesting parallels. Aside from being contemporaries, the two women began their careers with short documentaries before moving to features in the 1980s that helped to put English-Canadian cinema on the North American map following years lacklustre tax shelter […]

Mountain Men – Review

Getting away from it all can be a good way to clear the air, but a single mis-step (or two or three) can lead to one wishing to be back in it all ASAP. It’s easy to forget living in the densely populated Vancouver region (as I do) that most of our province of British Columbia […]

A Critic Goes to the Leo Awards

Los Angeles has the Oscars and Toronto has the Canadian Screen Awards, but here in Vancouver, the red carpet rolled out for three nights of the LEO AWARDS, now celebrating their 20th edition since their inception in 1999. I was fortunate enough to attend the third and final night of the awards where the trophies for […]