Canadian Film Fest 2018: Select Short Films

Here are my thoughts on a selection of shorts playing at this year’s Canadian Film Fest. Prom Night As their daughters head off to prom, three father’s begin to worry when they find a pregnancy test in the trash. Prom Night is a comedic look at every father’s nightmare, that being discovering the possible promiscuity of […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: Luba

A single mother tries to turn her life around, while dealing with her addict ex-husband in Luba. Luba (Nicole Maroon) is a single mother struggling to make ends meet, while raising her six year old son Matty (Porter Schaefer). At the same time, Luba has to deal with her ex-husband Donnie (Vladimir Jon Cubrt), who […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: The Go-Getters

Two lowlifes try to scam their way into $98 for bus money in The Go-Getters. Owen (Aaron Abrams) is a deadbeat drunk, who is bunking in the boiler room of the bar owned by his brother Kevin (Kristian Bruun). Owen crosses paths with junkie hooker Lacie (Tommie-Amber Pirie) and despite the fact that they can’t […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: The Cannon

An aging porn star hopes to to break into a legit acting career for his teenage daughter in The Cannon. Colton “The Cannon” Clemens (Bob Frazer) is a man from a revered acting pedigree, who settled for a career in adult entertainment after his actress mother was afflicted with ALS. When he learns that he […]

Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising

The war between the Kaiju and Jaegers resumes in Pacific Rim: Uprising. A decade has passed since the end of the war and Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) lives in the shadow of his war hero father and has fallen into a life of crime. After being apprehended along with teenage genius Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny) following a […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: Room for Rent

A broke ex-lottery winner finds his life being ruined by a roomer in his parents’ house in Room for Rent. Just as he was finishing high school, Mitch Baldwin (Mark Little) won $3.5 million in the lottery. However, Mitch ends up squandering the money on bad investments and is now a broke 32 year old still […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: Becoming Burlesque

A young mixed raced girl is introduced to the world of burlesque in Becoming Burlesque. Fatima Jackson-Aziz (Shiva Negar) is a young woman of Syrian and British decent, who is under pressure to please the Muslim side of her family, particularly her uncle Yousef (Sam Kalilieh). Fatima chances upon a burlesque club and is pulled in […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: A Swinger’s Weekend

Things go awry when three couples decide to go swinging in A Swinger’s Weekend. Dan (Randal Edwards) and Lisa (Erin Karpluk) are a seemingly perfect couple, who decide to spice things up with a swinger’s weekend with their hot and young friends Teejay (Michael Xavier) and Skai (Erin Agostino). However, things start to go awry with […]

Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft in this new adaptation of the long-running video game series in Tomb Raider. It has been seven years since Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) disappeared without a trace. His daughter Lara (Vikander) discovers that her father had a secret hobby as an archaeologist and that he disappeared while searching for […]

Review: A Wrinkle in Time

A girl is sent on a quest to rescue her father in A Wrinkle in Time. It has been four years since Meg Murry’s (Storm Reid) astrophysicist father (Chris Pine) disappeared without a trace. One day, Meg, her younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), and friend Calvin (Levi Miller) meet the astral travelers Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who […]