Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Cinemania: “Bird People” film review

Humans are a peculiar species. We are the only ones that have the cognitive ability to choose how to act, react and interact with other humans given a series of emotional, intellectual, and physical filters (e.g. weighing out the pros and cons of a decision). But what happens when enough is enough? Bird People, directed

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...

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 8th, 2014

Fantasia Screening: “Metalhead”

What is anarchy if not felt in the purest form? Directed by Ragnar Bragason, Metalhead is an Icelandic film of a young girl, Hera, who witnesses the tragic death of her older brother at the age of...

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Fantasia screening: “Giovanni’s Island”

On an island where the means for a simple life is to provide for your family with nothing but love and protection, who would’ve imagined anything could change that? Giovanni’s Island, directed by Mizuho Nishikubo, tells the...

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...

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Fantasia screening: “Let Us Prey”

If you’re looking for a new thriller to watch that’ll keep you on edge with what to expect as well as a mysterious protagonist with an attitude and appearance that screams judgment day has come, you’ll love...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Film Review: A Master Builder

I first saw The Princess Bride when I was seven years old. And like everyone with a pulse, I was charmed, utterly and completely. But it wasn’t Westley that won me, or Buttercup, or the oafish and...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Fantasia Film Festival: Boyhood

Before Boyhood received its eventual title, the original intention was to call the film 12 Years; however, upon the release of 12 Years a Slave, the similarity between the two titles and their radically different subject matter sparked a...

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...

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