Friday’s Child – Pendance Pick

This weekend, Toronto is hosting it’s lovely little Pendance film festival, premiering U.S. made movies getting their first Canadian releases. While they’re all very fantastic, nothing stands out to me more than Friday’s Child. Living life as a drifter is never easy. What is that life like? We find out in the movie Friday’s Child, […]

Review of Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Cynthia Erivo, Lewis Pullman, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny and Chris Hemsworth Written, Produced and Directed by Drew Goddard     Bad Times at the El Royale is slice of film noir. It is a story about many stories and it takes place at the El Royale Hotel & Casino of Reno, Nevada. […]

Porky’s (Review)

During the Christmas period I reviewed American filmmaker Bob Clark’s 1974 classic psychological slasher Black Christmas, an accomplished cinematic achievement which proved to be an influential entry in the horror genre. Yet horror is not the only genre influenced by Clark, nor is Black Christmas the only Canadian production with which he was involved. Clark’s […]

Crash (Review)

Erotic thrillers, from my experience, usually try to cash in on excessive sex scenes to sell themselves, which tend to be at the expense of the thrills. This can make for a deeply shallow experience that feels as though effort was put into the nudity than the actual story. David Cronenberg’s 1996 film Crash is […]