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 […]

Arrival (Review)

Denis Villeneuve, one of Canada’s only current high profile filmmakers, softens here. Where Sicario was hard-edged, Arrival is tender; where Prisoners was set in a moral grey, Arrival sits in an uncomplicated blue. That said, Arrival’s cinematography is sleek, and its score is minimal, powerful, and versatile. Both these elements relate it enough to Villeneuve’s […]