Category Archives: Romcom

New on Canadian Netflix: May 2017

Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga star in the triumphant true story QUEEN OF KATWE, directed by Mira Nair.
Here’s a cross-section of a number of mildly-to- solidly recommended films recently made available on Canadian Netflix. (You can click on the movie titles to read my original reviews where I’ve written them in the past.) For me, Netflix is a go-to to revisit movies I’ve already seen or to give the odd TV series a…Read More

Top 10 Under-The-Radar films of 2016

001
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

Maggie’s Plan review — Awkward in New York

Unknown
Directed by Rebecca Miller | Written by Miller and Karen Rinaldi | 98 min | ▲▲▲△△ Maggie (Greta Gerwig) is a New York academic who's decided to take fate into her own hands, as she explains to her friends Tony (the current MVP  in modern American comedies, Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph). Unable to sustain…Read More

Reviews From The Vault: Vol. 1

notes-on-a-scandal
Between 2005 and 2009 I was a programmer on CKDU 88.1 FM every Sunday morning with something called The Love & Hate Movie Show. I talked about what I was seeing and revisited some of my favourite films of old, pretty much what I do now here on FITI. I still have a lot of…Read More

Magic in the Moonlight review

magic_in_the_moonlight_ver2_xlg
Written and directed by Woody Allen While there's a certain inevitability to a new Woody Allen movie—he's made one a year since the early 80s, and was pretty quick about putting them out in the years before that, too—going to see one of his pictures and reviewing it in 2014 nearly feels like a political…Read More