Atlantic Film Festival 2010 Gala

My day-job blogging has begun over at The Coast's website. In order not to duplicate, I'll just send your eyes over there.This first post has to do with last night's Gala Party event on Citadel Hill in Halifax, the opening movie Score: A Hockey Musical, (in the image above you'll see female lead actor Allie…Read More

Tara Thorne at TIFF 2010

A regular guest on my CKDU radio days experience The Love & Hate Movie Show,Tara Thorne is a real Halifax hyphenate. Former arts editor at The Coast, she's now an arts and entertainment correspondent for CBC Radio One's Information Morning, as well as being a singer, songwriter and bassist in her band Dance Movie. Oh,…Read More

2010 so far

This may be a bit premature, since I have admitted in a previous post of my having not seen nearly enough of the summer movies. But with September, which always seems to me like a period of transition, for my own sake I'd like to look back at the movies I did see in the…Read More

Atlantic Film Festival 2010 Picks

For 10 glorious days I believe Halifax is stuffed with cineastes, and that magical time is just about here again. On Thursday, September 16, the 30th Annual Atlantic Film Festival starts up with a picture called Score: A Hockey Musical. I don't know what to think of it yet, but here are a few reactions…Read More

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World review

Directed by Edgar Wright Written by Wright and Michael Bacall from the Bryan Lee O'Malley graphic novels. Yes, this is a bit shameful. The friggin' movie came out in mid-August and I'm only getting to see it now. It speaks to my busy August and the amazing stretch of weather that kept me out in…Read More

The American review

Directed by Anton CorbijnWritten by Rowan Joffe from anovel by Martin BoothAh, there's nothing like a smart George Clooney thriller to make it feel like the fall, the season when Hollywood tends to deliver a more serious kind of movie. The American certainly qualifies as a serious effort. I can see it confounding some with…Read More

Hobo With A Shotgun first trailer

This appears in front of Machete, the new grindhouse picture opening today, directedby Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis.For those who don't know, Hobo With A Shotgun is the first feature from Jason Eisener, shotearlier this year in Dartmouth and Halifax. It stars Rutger Hauer as the vengeful fellow in the title. I was on set…Read More

A Bug and a Bag of Weed returns

Just a heads up for my Halifax peeps:The excellent independent film series Carbon Arc at the Khyber has beenbringing us all sorts of interesting films on Thursday evenings through the summer.(Check out former Coast film critic Mark Palermo's intro to Torque here.)Tonight they're showing A Bug and a Bag of Weed, a comedy shot in…Read More