Category Archives: Commentary


Following a late summer hiatus, Stephen Cooke and I have returned to the remote computer crucible to talk about movies. The forthcoming episode, expected Tuesday, will be about Tenet and the films of Christopher Nolan. Coming up next, around September 22,  will be a chat about recent and upcoming film festivals. I want to say…Read More

A Decade of Flaw In The Iris

At the end of August I'll have been writing this blog for 10 years. It feels like a bit of a milestone, doesn't it? It's a little shocking even to me how many movies I've watched through that period — I've posted almost 1500 times, but a number of those single posts include multiple reviews…Read More

Saturday evening at Cineplex

On Friday, two cinemas here in Nova Scotia reopened — the Scotiabank Theatre in Bayers Lake, and Dartmouth Crossing — and on Saturday I went to the movies. Things are a little different at the multiplex in a time of pandemic. You'll see a lot of signs with information about contactless ticketing, about making your…Read More

Emerging Lens Film Festival 2020 on now

It's the 10th anniversary of this local film festival, and it arrives on a strange year — what with a pandemic that's still raging around the world. This is the first film fest to launch in Halifax amidst this social distancing time, and as a result has pivoted to an all-online, all-free model. The Emerging…Read More

Cineplex closed — so what now?

On Monday, Cineplex announced it's closing its 165 cinemas across the country. They'll remain shuttered until at least April 2. On the same day. NBCUniversal, one of the United States' biggest entertainment companies, announced it is breaking the theatrical window and will release Universal Pictures films currently screening in cinemas around North America —…Read More