Review: Genesis

Three young teenagers’ struggles with first love are examined in Genesis. Guillaume (Théodore Pellerin) is a student at an all-boys school in Montreal, who is starting to feel a homosexual attraction to his best friend Nicolas (Jules Roy Sicotte). Meanwhile Guillaume’s step-sister Charlotte (Noée Abita) begins dating an older college student named Théo (Maxime Dumontier), […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Pond Life

Two couples get together for a party, which quickly goes down the tubes in Pond Life. Dick (Ryan Blakely) and Sandy (Jeanie Calleja) are a couple preparing for a party that will be attended by Sandy’s foster sister Daisy (Kerry McPherson) and her boyfriend Richard (Ryan McVittie). As the night wears on, secrets each person […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Nowhere

A woman desperately tries to search for her missing daughter in Nowhere. Claire Porter (Kate Drummond) and her teenage daughter Sarah (Nell Verlaque) have just moved from Chicago to the small town of Mattawa, where Claire is the new high school vice principal. Claire quickly befriends Ruth Simmons (Rya Kihlstedt), the coach of the school’s […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Nose to Tail

The head chef of a high end restaurant tries to hold it together during a very stressful day and night in Nose to Tail. Daniel (Aaron Abrams) is a talented, yet abrasive, chef at a Toronto restaurant, the future of which relies greatly on impressing an important diner coming that evening. Daniel takes out much […]

Canadian Film Fest 2019: Red Rover

A man with no direction in his life decides to apply to be part of the first mission to Mars in Red Rover. Damon (Kristian Bruun) is a down on his luck geologist currently living in the basement of his ex-girlfriend Beatrice (Meghan Heffern), who is now living with her new yoga obsessed Australian boyfriend […]

Review: Ghost Town Anthology

The population of a remote Quebec town is greatly affected by the death of a young man in Ghost Town Anthology. The remote village Irénée-les-Neiges, with a population of only 215, is left shaken by the death of a young man named Simon Dubé in a car accident. While Simon’s brother Jimmy (Robert Naylor) and […]

BITS 2018: Pre-Screening Shorts

Here are my thoughts on the pre-screening shorts from the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Devil’s Due The Devil has a message for the people of the world. The ultimate message being given in Devil’s Due is that it’s quite difficult to avoid that many evils in the world, to the point that The Devil […]

BITS 2018: Bloody BITS Shorts Showcase Part 2

Here are thoughts on the films that screened during the second short film showcase at the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. That’s Not Me A woman wakes up to her friend Amber at the front door, but then receives a phone call from the same friend. That’s Not Me is a short film with a […]

BITS 2018: Bloody BITS Shorts Showcase Part 1

Here are my thoughts on the films that were part of the first Short Film showcase at the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Note: As previously explained, I decided to exclude the short film Quiet Room Bears from my coverage. Frostbite A group of kids learn the lesson about covering up to avoid […]

BITS 2018: A Series of Web Bites

A new addition to the Blood in the Snow Film Festival was showcase of episodes from various web series. Here are my thoughts on the ten web series featured in the showcase. Poppyseed Place – Happy, X, and Chair Director Greg Kovacs expands his 2017 short film Fun into a full on web series that spoofs children’s […]