An effective thriller that turns the audience into the main character's cyber stalker.
Wendell and the Lemon is like no film you’ve ever seen before. It is about a man obsessed with a lemon he finds. If you were to ascribe a genre to it it would definitely be a comedy, as most of it is hilarious. There are however long stretches in the second half with few laughs. […]
As part of our continuing coverage of the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival, we sat down with filmmaker Britni West to talk about her lyrical look at life in rural Montana, Tired Moonlight. Dork Shelf: This movie has very free flowing feel to it. Can you walk me through the process a little, from writing, to shooting […]
Many documentaries have been made about family farms in hard times, with struggles caused by large scale farming, bad economies, poor weather, etc. At first glance, On Her Own looks like it could just be another in a row of films documenting the plight of the independent farmer, but it’s really more about how Nancy […]
Director Britni West’s collage of life in rural Montana will undoubtedly draw comparisons to the work of Terrence Malick. It is free flowing in form, beautifully shot, and its narrative is secondary to an overall feeling the film creates with different characters providing poetic voiceover in favour of dialogue. The film shifts between several “protagonists” […]
Rightfully Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Film, Leviathan is a well acted, beautifully shot film that highlights the best of mother nature and the worst of human nature.
Woody Allen will be making his contribution to this new golden age of television with an untitled series produced by Amazon Studios, due out in 2016.
Netflix announces a release date for Marvel's Daredevil series and unveils a nifty motion poster.
Why did Millennium Entertainment just release trailer for a film David O. Russell shot in 2008?
Our Noah Taylor shot some photos of Lee Pace and Peter Jackson while they were in town promoting The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
In the same week Disney scores big with Big Hero 6, Pixar announces yet another sequel in the works. Is this cause for worry or is Pixar's second golden era upon us?
Family Farm In the documentary Family Farm, filmmaker Ari A. Cohen examines some of the challenges small scale farmers face in today’s world of mass production. Visiting farms between Prince Edward Island and Manitoba, Cohen speaks with several types of farmers dealing with a variety of hardships, from livestock disease to pesticides to the slack regulation […]
Why Horror? The only documentary playing at Toronto After Dark examines why festivals like this exist. While the popularity of horror films may wane with the ebb and flow of moviegoer’s genre appetites, they are constantly consumed by the hardcore fans who are bloody passionate about the screen’s ability to shock and awe. For every […]
Pleasing from a musical standpoint, God Help the Girl has it's heart and mind in the wrong place.
Believe Me is a faith based comedy that succeeds primarily because of all the confidence it has in itself.
The shorts that make up Program 6 all address some kind of exploration. Exploration of other planets, other dimensions, or even just different ways of living. It’s a broad theme that brings with it the best and the worst of the Short Cuts Canada programs. A standout film, not just in this program but in […]
Good Kill Special Presentations Voltage Pictures had a huge hit six years ago with The Hurt Locker. This year they deliver a very different kind of war movie with Good Kill. Ethan Hawke plays Tommy Egan, an ex fighter pilot who now fights terrorists 7000 miles away as a drone pilot based in Las Vegas. While the bomb […]
Short Cuts Canada Programme 5 seems to be where they put all the shorts that would show in front of the Midnight Madness features if TIFF programmed them that way. These are the genre shorts, the crude comedies, and the freaky deaky. The little bit of animated goodness that is Sol Friendman’s Day 40 posits what it […]