Category Archives: Commentary


New episodes of the film podcast I co-host with Stephen Cooke, LENS ME YOUR EARS,  have been arriving regularly every two weeks or so since the start of the year. Here's what we've been up to: Our most recent episode is a look at the work of David Koepp, a Hollywood insider and wildly successful…Read More

A little FITI housekeeping…

Hello new and regular visitors to Flaw In The Iris. Thank you for stopping by. If you've been checking out my reviews for awhile, you'll notice new banners rotating at the top of the page. Though the name of the blog is inspired by a line of dialogue from Chinatown, and the image of Jack…Read More

Academy Award Nominations #Reaction

The nominations for the '22 Academy Awards dropped on Tuesday morning, and as with every Hollywood awards season there were expectations met and expectations dashed. There's also the few naysayers who took to social media to say these awards are antiquated and irrelevant. They groused. They whined. They said, "Who cares?" That question's been asked…Read More

311 films in 2021

Happy New Year! I wish I could share my Top 10 of 2021, but it isn't quite ready yet. Soon! (Here's my alternative list, ICYMI.) For New Year's Day I'm doing something new on FITI. Inspired by an Instagram post from Edgar Wright, where he listed all the films he watched in 2021, I thought…Read More

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