Stripes (Review)

The significant contributions made to comedy by the likes of Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and frequent collaborator Ivan Reitman cannot be understated. The trio are best known (along with Dan Aykroyd) for the timeless smash hit Ghostbusters, which is rightfully revered as a pivotal moment in 1980s comedy, and indeed comedy as a whole. Their […]

Pyewacket (Review)

After watching Adam MacDonald’s 2014 feature film debut, Backcountry, I was left with a sense of hope for the budding director. Dynamic camerawork, well-allocated sound, and impressive performances from his actors emphatically coalesced to conjure a sincere sense of horror, even if it did occasionally succumb to worn-out tropes of the genre. Thus, it only […]

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 […]

Review – Octavio is Dead

Men who abandon their wives after a pregnancy cannot be classified as a true father, especially if they never make time to see the kids they biologically created. I’ve come across a few people like that in my life who have a hatred for their biological fathers and their spineless decisions. And those people’s mothers […]

Backcountry (Review)

I find there to be something special about horror films that rely on grounded, well-crafted scenarios to elicit fear, rather than resorting to cheap supernatural scares, or outlandish schema that serve up a healthy dose of social commentary. That is not to say I don’t appreciate entries consistent with either category, as some of the […]