Toronto artist James Raiz has worked extensively as a comic book artist, and he’s earned a big following on his YouTube channel, showing off his passion for creating amazing comic book art. And then, Raiz earned a major job for the opening weekend of Avengers: Infinity War after Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, saw the artist’s work for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.
Avengers: Infinity War is a huge payoff for a film franchise that spans 10 years, 18 films, and dozens of characters. And for those of us who waited through all the end-credit scenes of every Marvel film, trying to learn everything we could about this universe of superheroes, Infinity War is a very satisfying ride, bringing together a lot of storytelling that’s been developed movie by movie, year over year.
Director Peter Lynch embarks into new, dark territory for his first narrative feature-length film, the neo-noir murder mystery, Birdland. The acclaimed documentarian has spent decades crafting films like Project Grizzly, Cyberman, and A Whale of Tale, but for Birdland he had the opportunity for a completely new approach.
This has been… a year. There are almost no words to describe the heartbreak and hope and anger that has taken over our lives, yet when I gathered with a group of local filmmakers last weekend the words didn’t stop.
Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is nothing short of incredible. The polarizing, controversial film left audiences talking when it debuted last fall. What was the meaning of the story? Was mother! allegory for a Biblical tale, or did it reflect Aronofsky’s views on fame and Hollywood? And who did Jennifer Lawrence’s character represent?
The GATE and Walt Disney Studios Canada have teamed up for a very special giveaway this holiday season. Enter now for a chance to win a Walt Disney Studios Canada prize package that includes 16 DVDs, toys, t-shirts, and all kinds of goodies for the kid in your family, or the kid-at-heart.
Anthony Gonzalez is a star. From the moment that you meet him, he has a personality that shines into every corner of a room, and he’s fun, friendly, and ready to talk about his first animated feature film, Pixar’s Coco, where he plays the young Miguel.
If you love a good murder mystery, Agatha Christie is the master of the genre, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen one of her stories on the big screen. Director and actor Kenneth Branagh delivers some much-needed mystery with Murder on the Orient Express, while taking on the all important role of Hercule Poirot, and it’s easy to love what he accomplished, even if the film is far from perfect because it is ultimately, at the very least, a fun ride.
The GATE and Elevation Pictures are thrilled to give away double passes to see Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird, which opens in select cities on November 10, and expands across Canada on November 17.
Taika Waititi seems to know talent when he sees it, which is probably why the director casts himself in all of his own films. The tongue-in-cheek director has a rather dry sense of humour, and that makes him the perfect comic relief on-screen, whether you’re talking about What We Do In The Shadows, or his new film, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok where he plays the oddly lovable rock monster, Korg.