Tag Archives: FIN2020

#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 Review — Radioactive

Directed by Marjane Satrapi |  Written by Jack Thorne, adapting a book by Lauren Redniss | 109 min I don’t know what it is about biopics. I’m always attracted to them, but almost never satisfied by the experience. It's a genre that reveals celebrated, fascinating personalities but tends to conventional, predictable storytelling. The good news… 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

Film Festival Season begins

Well, at least around here it does. And when I say around here, I mean both in Nova Scotia and across the country. For reasons that should be obvious to everyone, film festivals this year have had to reinvent how they bring films to audiences. Cannes didn't happen, but they did share the list of… Read More