Category Archives: Commentary

LENS ME YOUR EARS September Update

If you're new to this blog, you may not be aware I also cohost a podcast about movies. I do it with award-winning Halifax arts journalist and all-around living cinema encyclopedia, Stephen Cooke. It's called Lens Me Your Ears, and here's what we've been up to lately: LMYE Episode #129: Marion Bright - The Career…Read More

LENS ME YOUR EARS Podcast: June Update

LENS ME YOUR EARS, the film podcast I co-host with Stephen Cooke continues unabated, despite the fact we had to go back to recording remotely these past few weeks of the third wave lockdown here in Nova Scotia. The podcast, for those who don't know, is all about the movies: We see something new in…Read More

The 2021 Academy Awards: The Weirdest Ever?

If you're a movie nut — and you probably are if you're visiting this somewhat obsessive film review site — then you'll know this has been a most unusual awards season. This year's Oscars, airing on Sunday night, April 25th, have been extended two months from their usual late-February date, and with cinemas in most…Read More

Cineplex Cinemas reopen in Nova Scotia… again

Back in the second week of February I reported that our regional multiplexes were reopening after a few months of health and safety-required closure. Another, brief spike in the infection numbers closed them again. Looks like they're giving it another shot. Fingers crossed they'll stay open this time. Here's a heads-up on a few notable…Read More

Carbon Arc Cinema Update: March 2021

The ongoing pandemic has forced Halifax's independent cinema series Carbon Arc to shift its screenings into the virtual space. Virtual Cinema isn't the same as gathering together on Friday nights to enjoy the best international features and documentaries, but it has allowed us on the programming committee to continue to offer quality films at a…Read More