Category Archives: Commentary

Oscar Talk with Portia Clark on The Knox Office!

This week my film column on CBC, The Knox Office, goes into a few of the 2023 Academy Award nominations in advance of Sunday evening's ceremony. If you're interested in my takes on the acting nods, the writing awards, director and picture, click here or copy and paste this url into a browser: Full…Read More

The Knox Office opens on CBC Radio

Regular readers of FLAW IN THE IRIS will probably know I do a lot of work for CBC Radio in Halifax as a producer on Current Affairs shows. Starting today I'm the new film reviewer for CBC Information Morning, and will be on the show every two weeks or so, chatting with host, Portia Clark.…Read More

FITI’s Most Anticipated Films of 2023

Inspired by a recent episode of The Empire Film Podcast, I though you might be interested in the feature films I'm most looking forward to in 2023. This is a selection representing the varying levels of my curiosity, looking at feature films expected to arrive on either streaming or in cinemas. You'll see a lot…Read More

How many films did I watch in 2022?!

Before you start to think all I do on this blog is make lists, this is the last for this season, I promise. Here's a list of every single movie I watched in 2022, partly inspired by filmmaker Edgar Wright who keeps a similar list. Between keeping up with brand new features, both on streaming…Read More

New Christmas Movies chat on the CBC

If you're a regular FITI reader you may have noticed I've been watching more than my fair share of Christmas movies this season, especially the new batch showing up in cinemas and on streaming services.   I was on CBC Information Morning this week discussing a few of these Christmas movies with host Portia…Read More


As regular readers of FLAW IN THE IRIS — and followers of the site's Instagram account — know I've recently returned from Toronto where I covered the 2022 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. (Click here to read all the reviews.) On the most recent episode of the podcast I co-host with the multimedia…Read More