5 (+1) Reasons The Time Is Right For #HellboyIII

If you've trawled the nerdier corners of the Internet in the past week or so you can't have missed Ron Perlman's Twitter campaign to fan the flames for a third Hellboy movie. The first two, Hellboy, and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, are adaptations of Mike Mignola's celebrated graphic novels, written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. They…Read More

Love & Mercy review — Excellent vibrations

Directed by Bill Pohlad, written by Oren Moverman and Michael A. Lerner, based on the life of Brian Wilson.  Coming soon on my podcast, Lens Me Your Ears, with Stephen Cooke, is an episode on musical biopics. My arm needed a little twisting on this subject because biopics in general aren't my favourite genre—I always ask…Read More

Summer Film Festivals: Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, OUTeast Queer Film Festival, The “Summer of Superheroes”

You go for weeks and weeks without anything special going on around film locally, and then this week we get two festivals! The Halifax Filmmakers Festival takes place on Wednesday June 10 though Saturday the 13th.  Here's the Festival trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQcmCPecxi8 It highlights fiercely independent, international, and local feature and short films, including art and experimental pictures, with screenings taking…Read More

LENS ME YOUR EARS Ep.07 — Vampire Movies!

A freshly killed podcast is up on iTunes, ready for you to sink your teeth (or ears) into! Stephen Cooke and I discuss quality vampire movies, including recent releases, such as Only Lovers Left Alive and What We Do In The Shadows, and go back to semi-classics of the genre, including The Hunger, Lifeforce, Scream Blacula…Read More

Blockbuster Blues: Summer 2015 (P)review

It's the beginning of June. The summer blockbuster season is about a month in—two months if you consider the arrival of Furious 7 the real beginning of the summer movie season, which is definitely arguable. Around this time last year I offered my take on the season ahead, and, aside from a few gems, I…Read More