Crowdfunder: Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019

The second edition of the Toronto True Crime Film Festival is set to occur on June 14 and 15 at the Revue Cinema in Toronto. In advance of the festival, TTCFF has launched a campaign on IndieGoGo to help cover a potion of the costs of running the festival, which includes venue rental, guest travel […]

Monday Editorial: Steven Spielberg’s (misguided) Fight Against Netflix

Steven Spielberg is not happy with the recent Oscar success of Netflix’s Roma and he wants to make sure that the Academy knows about. Spielberg is set to speak at the Academy Board of Governors meeting next month to argue that Netflix movies should not be considered for Oscars and that they are “TV movies” […]

Oscar 2019: Wrap-Up

The 91st annual Academy Awards happened last night and despite the controversies over its format, and lack of host, the ceremony actually ended up running quite smoothly, with the broadcast concluding before 11:30 pm. In what can be considered a upset by many, though I correctly predicted it, Green Book walked away with the Oscar […]

Monday Editorial: Why Should the Length of the Oscars Matter?

UPDATE (Feb 12, 2019): Mere hours after this post went live, the Academy announced the four categories that would be presented during the commercial breaks, those being the ones for cinematography, film editing, live-action short and makeup and hairstyling. Not surprisingly, this caused a bit of an uproar, particularly in regards to cinematography and editing, since they are […]

R.I.P. Dick Miller

It is with great sadness that I report that character actor Dick Miller has passed away at the age of 90. Miller first became known by his work with cult filmmaker Roger Corman, particularly his lead role as Walter Paisley in 1959’s A Bucket of Blood. It was Dick Miller’s work with Roger Corman that lead to Corman’s […]

Opinion: The End of my Sinemia Experiment

A few days ago, I decided to cancel my membership to the Sinemia Private Movie Club. I have been a member of Sinemia since it launched in Canada eight months ago. As someone who sees a lot of movies over the course of a month, being a member of the service was a real money-saver […]

Trailer: The Mule

Clint Eastwood makes a return to the big screen in The Mule. A decade ago, it was thought that 2008’s Grand Torino would mark Clint Eastwood’s final time in front of the camera. However, we would end up returning four years later in 2012’s Trouble with the Curve and here he is returning again in the crime drama The […]

Crowdfunder: Undergrads: The Movie

Welcome to my new “Crowdfunder” column, where I will periodically feature crowdfunding campaigns that interest me. First out of the gate is the freshly launched Kickstarter campaign for Undergrads: The Movie. For those of you who aren’t aware, Undergrads was a college-set animated series produced for MTV in 2001, based on creater Pete Williams’ real college experiences. […]

Monday Editorial: Academy Got Changes to Oscars Wrong

Last week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a number of announcements surrounding the future of the Oscars, in light of the fact that last year’s ceremony was the lowest rated telecast in history with only 26.5 million viewers tuning in. The changes include the announcement of a new Oscar for Outstanding […]