Canada's Top Ten 2014: Violent

A young Norwegian girl tries to make a life for herself in this debut feature film by Andrew Huculiak of the Vancouver-based rock band We Are The City.  Dagny (Dagny Backer Johnsen) is a young Norwegian woman, who is trying to escape her small town life.  As she adapts to this independent lifestyle, Dagny has […]

Canada’s Top Ten 2014: My Recommendations

This evening marks the beginning of the TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival.  Throughout the course of the next ten days, the ten best Canadian films of the year will screen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  Since I’ve seen four of the ten films screening, I thought that I would give my own personal recommendations […]

Short Thoughts on Cutaway

Last night saw the Toronto premiere of Cutaway, the new short film by Kazik Radwanski (Tower, Princess Margaret Blvd).  Cutaway is the story of a momentous development of a man’s life, told entirely through close-ups of his hands.  Those familiar with Radwanski’s previous films would know that he has the tendency of shooting quite close […]

Running Down Canada’s Top Ten 2014

Last night saw the announcement of the line-up of TIFF’s annual celebration of the best in Canadian cinema.  The Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival will run from January 2 to 11 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  This year features quite an interesting selection, many of which I’m only finding out for the first time. Here […]