Category Archives: Indie

Top 10 Under-The-Radar films of 2016

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As per usual, plenty of the year’s best cinema found their way to us on platforms other than the Cineplex screens, or if they did show at the multiplex, they often came and went relatively unheralded. It’s the fact of Halifax being a small market: Many quality features won’t find distribution in theatres. Here are…Read More

Indignation review — Literate drama and tragedy

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Directed by James Schamus | Written by Schamus, adapting the novel by Philip Roth | 110 min | ▲▲▲▲△ A refreshing counter-program offering in these dog days of summer, Indignation  is a literate, thoughtful, and affecting drama from a filmmaker best known as a producer and screenwriter, a creative collaborator to Ang Lee on films like The…Read More

Reviews: Equals, Anomalisa, Race

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Equals Directed by Drake Doremus | Written by Doremus and Nathan Parker | 101 min | ▲▲▲△△ | On iTunes Every so often a feature comes to online platforms that disappoints: Not because of the narrative quality of the film, but because it has such a gorgeous production design you can't help but wish you could watch it…Read More

Swiss Army Man review — Love, Death, and Farting

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Written and directed by Daniels (Daniel Scheinert and Dan Kwan) | 97 min | ▲▲▲△△ One genuinely positive thing I'll say about what we've seen at the multiplex in 2016—there've been some peculiar outliers. I'm thinking about The Neon Demon and The Lobster when I say that, and Swiss Army Man can join those films in being deliriously…Read More