Flaw In The Iris Rebooted

Hello faithful film lover,

Recently you may have noticed the new menu on this blog— the one just below the title banner.  With the help of the kind people who keep Halifax Bloggers running smoothly behind the scenes, I’ve spent the past couple of weeks populating the menu with the past five years of posts, which hopefully will make older content much easier to find.

Here’s the 17-cent tour:

The Recommended tab should be pretty self-explanatory—these are reviews of the best movies of the past few years, IMHO.


I tried to fit as many Genres as I could on a pulldown menu, which should help if you’re looking for something in a particular style. (I’m sorry to say you’re out of luck if you dig westerns, though I have reviewed a few of them. You might find a few in Action or Historical Drama.)

If you’re looking for my reviews of movies from this part of the country, or Canada as a whole, take a gander at the Regional tab. I also have an International category—here you’ll find foreign language films, but also British cinema and movies shot around the world. Because movies can sometimes provide a virtual vacation—I get that.


The Film Culture tab is a veritable cornucopia of stuff:

A Cult Of One is a semi-regular feature where I write about a film I believe deserves more love. You may disagree, but I’m happy to pile on the affection, even if I’m the only one doing it.

For those who love the Oscars, here’s a collection of my predictions and post-mortems of the big show from the past few years.

In Actors & Creators are primers on the work of a few of Hollywood’s most talented directors and performers, as well as the odd memorial, as when we said goodbye to the amazing Bob Hoskins not very long ago.


In the Articles tab you’ll see links to pieces I’ve written about film and filmmakers for the blog and other venues, including interviews with Eugene Levy, Jay Baruchel, and Daniel Radcliffe.

I’ve attended the annual Atlantic Film Festival for the past decade. I see as many films as my schedule will allow, and capsule review them here. You can find my AFF musings and experiences on this tab.


I will, on occasion, bloviate on the subject of Hollywood or marketing or some stone in my virtual shoe. It’s a great alternative to yelling, screaming, or pulling my hair out. You can find those thoughts collected in the Commentary tab, along with links to the film podcast Lens Me Your Ears, which I co-host with arts reporter Stephen Cooke.

Lens Me Your Ears Podcast

I’m a regular film reviewer on television. Links to the archive of my appearances can be found at the CTV tab.

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There are lots of great think pieces on film and the film industry on the internet, to which I provide links here.

We live in an age of franchises. I’ll tackle those from time to time, along with the work of a particular filmmaker: The Marvel Studios movies, The Fast & The Furious, James Bond, the movies of Steven Soderbergh, Kevin Smith, Bill Murray and more can be found here.


It’s the job of film writers to assemble end-of-year lists—it’s certainly something I enjoy. You can find a collection of those (some predating the blog itself) on The Top 10 tab.

And if you want to read reviews of movies I really hated, check out The Worst.


The Archives tab is a chronological list of blog posts by month and year. If you know when a movie was released you can search for a review there.

And About provides a little background on me, along with a few photos from my visit to the Kubrick exhibit in Toronto in January.

Thanks very much for visiting. See you in the popcorn line.

About the author


Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.