Category Archives: Canadian

Top 15 Films of 2020

Every year I assemble a list of the 10 best feature films (and sometimes documentaries) I saw in the past 12 months, and with it an accompanying collection of 10  "Under-The-Radar" pictures — the more peculiar, less mainstream, hidden gems worth seeking out. I figure that list could be more useful to a cinephile looking…Read More

#FIN2020 Review — Percy

Directed by Clark Johnson | Written by Garfield Lindsay Miller and Hilary Pryor | 100 min Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Saskatchewan. In the late '90s he was sued by Monsanto, the global agribusiness conglomerate, who accused Percy of growing canola seeds that include their patented tech. He claimed to have done it unknowingly…Read More

#FIN2020 Opening Night Gala Review — Falling

Written and Directed by Viggo Mortensen | 112 min  Oscar-nominated actor and movie star Viggo Mortensen tries his hand as an auteur with an international co-pro domestic drama. A huge disappointment, it's a film entirely removed from real life. Willis, played by Lance Henriksen, is a senior struggling with dementia and an endless supply of…Read More

Dreamland (2019) review — More like drearyland

Directed by Bruce McDonald | Written by Tony Burgess and Patrick Whistler | 92 min | On Demand  This movie brings a luxurious score and engrossing sound design, it's gorgeously shot in a medieval European town, and stars Stephen McHattie, Henry Rollins, Juliette Lewis *and* includes vampires? There's nothing here that doesn't sound like fun…Read More