National Canadian Film Day is April 20, and there are so many incredible films and filmmakers to celebrate, with lots of ways to take part this year, either watching a film, or hearing from some of the country’s best directors.
In 1986, three kids mysteriously died after knocking at the door of 59 Oakwood Lane. The case was never solved. The killer never locked away. The urban legend says that anyone who knocks on that door again will meet the same ghastly fate. On Halloween night, Grace (Wynonna Earp’s Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and her friends ignore that superstitious warning and instead, they knock knock, knock.
When I was a kid I spent a fair amount of time in the West Indies where pirate lore is everywhere–in books, in Calypso songs–so I am quite familiar with famous and some not so famous but equally fascinating pirates of the era depicted in the rollicking new Starz series Black Sails, airing on Super Channel in Canada–something that made my anticipation and ultimately my tempered enjoyment of the show that much greater.