Candiland (Review)

Fantasy worlds. So many people like to create their own little fantasy worlds where they are the ruler and they can escape the hardships of reality. But how much fantasy is too much? When you’re pushed to the brink of insanity, that’s when you have to know your limit, unless you’re too delusional to notice […]

Heartbeats (Review)

It is week two of my Xavier Dolan series, having begun last week with his film feature debut, I Killed My Mother.  Despite minor flaws, I was immensely impressed with the young director’s film, eager to move on to his subsequent 2010 feature, Heartbeats. While it is safe to say that Dolan further proves his […]

I Killed My Mother (Review)

The film business is a tough nut to crack for any director, with many of the most talented directors making their feature film debut in their thirties, or maybe even late twenties if they are lucky. But then you have the current reigning wunderkind Canadian cinema, Xavier Dolan, whose 2009 feature debut, I Killed My […]

Iridescence (Review)

Iridescence is an incredible show of ability. The actors, or, rather, the dancers who act, truly personify the guiding emotions with which they wrestle over the course of this eight minute short film.   Somehow, writer-director Maxime Beauchamp successfully depicts the story of a child who loses his mother, comes out of the closet, and […]

Coming Distractions (Review)

First day of a new job is always scary and awkward when you don’t exactly know everyone just yet. And Coming Distractions shows us an all too familiar feeling in the pilot episode. Rebecca (Felicia Simone) arrives on her very first day and finds herself dealing with hardships as the newest employee. Rebecca’s new job […]

Menorca (Review)

Let’s talk about traveling films. No, NOT the film production from Quebec, films that take you on trips. I’ve seen so many trip/journey films and they’re all pretty basic: Zany adventures meeting strange people on the way. Moon Point, Brooklyn, Churchill, Galiano Island, A remote island in Thai, it seems like films can take you […]