Why Blade Runner 2049 is One of the Greatest Sequels of All Time, but Not a Masterpiece

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 Last year fans were treated to the release of Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Despite expectations being simultaneously high and tentative, as is the case with any major cinematic property prior to release, the […]

My Top 5 Canadian Directors

Canadian cinema possesses an undeniably longstanding tradition, and has been home to some of the most significant and influential figures working in the industry today. Here is my list of the Top 5 Canadian Directors:   James Cameron   I begin with one of the most predictable entries on my list, which may aggravate some, […]

Prisoners (Review)

It opens with a father and son patiently waiting amongst the trees, as the father recites the Lord’s Prayer, before a deer reveals itself and the shot is taken, presumably penance for taking a life. Belief such as this can define a person, but when challenged, can override other values, in turn driving them to […]

Enemy (Review)

The shortest and sweetest reviews tend to be those written about films with little under the surface, but provide harmless entertainment leaving you smiling from ear-to-ear. Although my review of Denis Villeneuve’s 2013 release Enemy will be a relatively short one, there is certainly no lack of depth or higher meaning. Thus, in the name […]