Monday Editorial: Are Subscription-Services the Future of Theatrical Exhibition?

I usually ignore the sponsored posts and advertisements that show up in my Facebook feed, however there was one a little over a week ago that caught my attention. It was for an upcoming service named ShowGO Canada. The service claims that for a subscription of $12.95 a month, you can watch one (non-premium) movie […]

Monday Editorial: The News Ain’t So Cool Anymore

  Over the weekend, IndieWire reported that Austin-area woman Jasmine Baker has spoken out about an alleged sexual assault that was committed against her by Ain’t It Cool News founder (and Fantastic Fest co-founder) Harry Knowles that occurred at an Alamo Drafthouse event two decades ago. This news comes to light in the middle of a […]

Monday Editorial: Film Festival Hangover and Looking to the Future

The day after TIFF is one I often feel very low on energy. After more than a week of seeing multiple films and getting minimal hours of sleep, the film festival can really take a toll on your body. It is also a time to reflect on what exactly I am going to do next. […]

R.I.P. George A. Romero

We lost one of the undisputed masters of horror this past weekend, as George A. Romero passed away from cancer at age 77. Romero is probably best known for creating the modern depiction of zombies in 1968’s Night of the Living Dead and its multiple follow-ups that includes 1978’s Dawn of the Dead, 1985’s Day of […]

Opinion: Commuting to Dunkirk

In a little over two weeks time, Christopher Nolan’s latest film Dunkirk will be hitting cinemas. One of the most exciting prospects of a new Christopher Nolan film is how he is one of the last remaining filmmakers to support traditional film formats. Indeed, Nolan shot Dunkirk on 70mm and IMAX film, with 75% of the footage […]

Monday Editorial: Doing What You Love (and Not Getting Paid for It)

It has been nearly thirteen years since I put pen to digital ink and started the film blog that you are reading now. In that time period, I have gone from a unemployed 22 year old with a Computer Programming diploma to an unemployed 35 year old with a Film Studies degree. However, am I […]

Monday Editorial: Reflections on Streaming (From My Parent’s Basement)

Over the past number of years, streaming and video on demand services, such as Netflix, iTunes, and Google Play, have become the dominant way that people watch movies and TV shows in their homes. With the exception of collectors like myself, people in general have moved away from physical media and have started watching their […]

Trailer: The Dark Tower

Stephen King’s epic series hits the big screen with The Dark Tower. I have been working on this epic seven part series for well over a decade now, so part of me at least curious about a big screen adaptation of The Dark Tower. However, this new film, presumably based on the first book The […]

Revisiting Cube at 20

As part of the festivities for National Canadian Film Day 150, the Royal Cinema in Toronto is hosting a free 20th anniversary screening this evening of Vincenzo Natali’s 1997 debut feature film Cube. The film premiered at the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Canadian First Feature. The film has since […]

Oscar 2017 Wrap-Up

Well, that happened…. In perhaps the biggest Academy Awards mess-up of all time, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were seemingly given the wrong envelope when it was time to announce Best Picture. Beatty was quite confused at the contents of the envelope and handed the card to Dunaway, who quickly read out La La Land. The […]