Category Archives: Atlantic

The Atlantic Film Festival wraps

I'm here to tell you I survived another year. I flagged a little in the middle but came through strong in the homestretch.It was a great fest, and I think a popular one, with a bunch of sold-out screenings. The audience award went to Thom Fitzgerald's Cloudburst and there were five screenings of Roller Town.…Read More

2011 Atlantic Film Festival

For Halifax film lovers, this is Christmas: 10 days of films screened at downtown cinemas.Lots of local pictures—the Atlantic Shorts programs are always packed—and new features by regional filmmakers are also hot tickets: check out the AFF Guide in this week's issue of The Coast, where I am film editor, for my story on Picnicface,…Read More

Hobo With A Shotgun review

Directed by Jason EisenerWritten by Eisener and John DaviesThis is a tough movie for me to review. It was made in my town, starring an actor I've idolized since I was a kid, Rutger Hauer. I've interviewed the director on a number of occasions, most recently in this week's Coast cover story, which you can…Read More

Hobo With A Shotgun review from Sundance

People in these parts have been pretty excited about Jason Eisener's bloody opusHobo With A Shotgun coming to screens later in 2011. Shot in April and May 2010 in Halifax and Dartmouth, the Grindhouse feature starring Rutger Hauer is showing at Sundance this week. I visited the set and reported on it for the Globe…Read More