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Friday, November 14th, 2014

Cinemania: “Love at First Fight”

Boy meets girl. Girl sizes him up. Boy falls in love as girl arm-throws him to the ground. Wait, what? Les Combattants (English title, Love at First Fight) is your not-so-average love story of two coming-of-age adults that meet in an army training recruitment in a seemingly dead-end town in France. Wonderfully directed by Thomas

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Cinemania: “Abuse of Weakness”

A difficult, yet astonishing, film to watch at this year’s 20th Cinemania Film Festival in Montreal is Abus de Faiblesse (Abuse of Weakness). Shown previously at the COLCOA French Film Festival in L.A. this past April as well...

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Fantasia Film Festival: “Faults”

Cults, sects, and mind control are Dr. Ansel Roth’s (Leland Orser) lifework, but business is tough as he struggles to find relevance in his personal and professional life. Though initially an off-putting man, whose only concern seems...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Fantasia Screening: Ghost in the Shell

Witnessing the opening night of Fantasia Film Festival for the first time is a wondrous experience, to see so many film enthusiasts, directors, promoters and staff that all come together once a year and create this community...

Monday, May 26th, 2014

MUFF screening: Eva Létourneau’s “Entre chien et loup”

A black-and-white, watercolor dystopia comes to life in the most chaotic, painterly way in Eva Létourneau’s Entre chien et loup. This seven minute short film screened at the Montreal Underground Film Festival on May 23, 2014 as...

Monday, May 26th, 2014

MUFF screening: Joseph Christiana’s “Meat Cycle”

This year’s Montreal Underground Film Festival included Joseph Christiana’s Meat Cycle, a 12 minute film which screened on May 23rd and was part of the “Midnight Dread” programming alongside eight other films – a perfect inclusion for...

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

imagineNATIVE: “Mystery Road” film review

Mystery Road opens with a truck driving through an empty, deserted road. The driver gets out of the vehicle to check the lights on the truck to get distracted by the oddity of the sounds and smell....

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Canadian Music Week and Festival preview

With the promises of better weather begins festival season. Although most of the world might think it all starts with Coachella but here in the colder corners of the continent we kick it off with Canadian Music...