The Sweet Hereafter (Review)

Achieving true emotional resonance in dramatic cinema is no easy task. Although many directors manage to manoeuvre its numerous pitfalls in its execution, few achieve what can be considered a perfect dramatic balance. After recently watching the 1997 film The Sweet Hereafter, I believe Atom Egoyan is amongst this minority of cinematic maestros. The film’s […]

Relief and Real Film at Cannes

It’s well known by now that Xavier Dolan said it was a “relief” to win the Grand Prix at Cannes for Juste la fin du monde — after what some critics had to say about it — but he also says it’s enough for now, reports Morgan Lowrie of the Canadian Press (via CTV). Dolan […]