Review: Meditation Park

Canadian filmmaker Mina Shum’s low-key, slice-of-life dramedy Meditation Park would be better suited to a release date closer to Mother’s Day than late winter. It’s hardly a game changing look at one woman’s emotional middle aged awakening, but it’s a well intentioned film that I could see mothers and daughter enjoying together and talking about afterward.

Krysten Ritter on the return of Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Krysten Ritter has been fortunate enough to land the coveted role of one of pop culture’s most endearing and timely heroes in recent memory. Returning for the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones in the titular role, Ritter is the latest performer to transform their career by portraying a “superhero” of sorts that everyday people can actually relate to instead of an unstoppable, goody-two-shoes crime fighter. And to talk to Ritter, one gets the distinct sense that she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Writer-Director Cory Finley talks about his debut feature Thoroughbreds

One could be forgiven for thinking that playwright turned filmmaker Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds is a dark comedy made by a master of the genre. An accomplished, delicate, thoughtful, and purposefully unnerving working through of Finley’s own feelings about wealth, friendship, and the nature of empathy, Thoroughbreds is shockingly his debut work as a director and screenwriter. It’s a feat that’s almost unbelievable to anyone who views his final, confident results of his labours.