Category Archives: Canadian

#FIN2018 reviews — Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, Hopeless Romantic, Halloween Party

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch It's been something, watching Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky meld their visual storytelling from Manufactured Landscapes (2006) to Watermark (2013) to this, completing the trilogy with cinematographer Nicholas de Pencier, an observation of the sublime beauty and horror of human industry.  This final film is simply about the nightmare of there being…Read More

Goon: Last Of The Enforcers review

Directed by Jay Baruchel | Written by Baruchel and Jesse Chabot, based on the book Goon by Adam Frattasio and Douglas Smith | 101 min The first Goon was a violent and foul-mouthed hockey comedy with a surprisingly sweet hook and a solid central performance by Seann William Scott. Maybe my biggest grudge against it was…Read More

#AFF2016 Opening Gala: Maudie review

This year's festival got off to a strong start with the Opening Gala screening of Maudie and the annual party, this one taking place at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the perfect location given the subject of the film, folk artist Maud Lewis. Like the last AFF, the opening film was screened at the Rebecca…Read More