Category Archives: Indie

Doors review — Your perceptions may vary

Directed by Jeff Desom, Saman Kesh, and Dugan O'Neal | Written by Desom, Kesh, O'Neal, Ed Hobbs, and Chris White | 81 min | On Demand Doors is a genuine head-scratcher. It's science fiction anthology film with a narrative through-line created by a collective of filmmakers, which in itself is unusual. But, what makes it…Read More

Lapsis review — Amusing sci-fi satire connects

Written and Directed by Noah Hutton | 108 min | Carbon Arc Cinema  A deliciously grim tech comedy, Lapsis imagines a near future — which is today, let's face it — where grunt workers who labour for a massive computer conglomerate compete against each other, and automatons,  by stringing cables through the woods between cube…Read More

#HBFF review: Shaina

Directed by Beautie Masvaure Alt | Written by Wanisai Chigwendere | 97 min | at the Halifax Black Film Festival 2021, running through Sunday The HBFF opening film is a Zimbabwean YA drama, telling the story of a 16-turning-17-year-old Shine (Wilmah Munemera). She more than bright, she's quietly brilliant, with dreams of going to university…Read More