Heartfelt and honest, albeit scattered in places and increasingly strained down the stretch, writer-director Zach Braff’s A Good Person is an effectively familiar look at the dark point where addiction and grief intersect.
“You are now in the presence of the king!”
Eerie, heartfelt, and pleasingly unclassifiable, French director and co-writer Léa Mysius’ sophomore feature The Five Devils deliriously trips through several dissimilar genres at once without ever feeling scattered or sloppy.
The tender Canadian teen drama You Can Live Forever succeeds at telling a complex story of youthful infatuation where so many others that came before it have failed.
Well intentioned, but narratively and stylistically limp, writer-director Matt Ruskin’s crime drama Boston Strangler brings no new ideas of its own to the overcrowded true crime inspired genre.
Korean-Canadian filmmaker Anthony Shim’s masterful Riceboy Sleeps takes what could’ve been a humble story about the immigrant experience and deftly expands it to emotionally and narratively epic levels.
A lovingly crafted and emotionally resounding look at the ways loss can extend beyond a single family and impact an entire community, writer-director Clement Virgo’s stellar adaptation of David Chariandy’s novel Brother is one of the most impactful and relevant Canadian films in quite some time.
Willem Dafoe gives a tremendous performance in Vasilis Katsoupis’ one-man-show survival thriller, Inside.
Heavy on atmosphere and tragedy, but disappointingly light on depth, the Canadian produced, Tibetan diaspora set drama Tenzin is basic and reductive, but not lacking in food for thought.
Although a bit of a let down when one considers the premise and strength of its most immediate predecessor in the long running horror franchise, Scream VI remains a bloody good time.