Category Archives: Indie

HIFF is back!

In a town where we're blessed by a number of quality film festivals, the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival has earned a reputation for being one of the scrappiest, offering a consistently avant garde and experimental cinematic program. The 2022 edition looks to meet that expectation with a slate of films screening over four days in-person…Read More

Toscana review — Undercooked in Italy

Directed by Mehdi Avaz | Written by Avaz and Nikolaj Scherfig | 90 min | ▲▲△△△ | Netflix 22 years ago Danish dogme director Lone Scherfig brought to the world the charming romantic drama Italian For Beginners, which romanticized Italy all out of proportion from a Scandinavian perspective. It was a charmer, though. Now we…Read More

Metal Lords review — Bang your head!

Directed by Peter Sollett | Written by DB Weiss | 97 min | ▲▲▲△△| Netflix  Well, for a movie that's all about teenagers wanting to be more "metal," Metal Lords is not very metal. This is a straight-ahead teen dramedy about a couple of kids who want to be hardcore rockers and, thus, be the…Read More