Category Archives: Romcom

New on Canadian Netflix: May 2017

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

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

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

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