Aaron Abrams delivers a towering and commanding lead performance in writer-director Jesse Zigelstein’s debut feature, Nose to Tail, the story of an egotistical and stressed out business owner who’s about to reach his wit’s end.
This year’s Canadian Film Festival – an annual celebration of independent Canadian cinema – kicks off with the solidly constructed and emotionally endearing high concept “meet cute” Red Rover.
Julie Hagerty is a comedy legend, and it goes well beyond her role in Airplane! She’s had hilarious recurring roles in Malcolm in the Middle, and as Carol West in Family Guy, not to mention work in dozens of other films and TV series.
At a long, glass conference table I sit across from Debbie Spence conversing with her about the surging film scene in Hamilton; a scene that has been in full vigor for quite some time.
War is hell, and it’s even more hellish in director Julius Avery’s mashup war/horror film, Overlord. Set on the eve of D-Day, in 1944, the film follows American soldiers who discover a Nazi experiment that brings the dead back to fight again.
Although it looked for quite some time like it would never see the light of day in Toronto area theatres, actor turned filmmaker Paul Dano’s exceptional directorial debut Wildlife, one of the best films of 2018, finally gets its proper due with a run at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the latest and most ambitious experiment in Charlie Brooker’s techno-skeptical anthology series, is engaging, thrilling, and emotionally defined enough to warrant losing the better part of a day trying to figure out its intricacies.
Nowhere near as inspired, zany, or hilarious as one would expect from its cast and premise, Homes & Watson (which wasn’t screened in advance of its Christmas Day release for reviewing press) has a few light chuckles and an overwhelming and frustrating amount of missed potential.
Our film writer Andrew Parker delivers his ranking of the top fifty films of 2018.
A psychologically and philosophically fascinating blend of supernatural and metaphysical thrills, Canadian filmmaker Justin McConnell’s cleverly written and surprisingly emotional chiller Lifechanger has boundless originality that punches in a much higher weight class than the film’s modest budget would suggest.