Here are my thoughts on the films that played as part of the Canadian Shorts After Dark showcase. Alaska (Chris Wilson, Brianna Templeton, Gwynne Phillips 13m) Tom (Chris Wilson) and Paige (Gwynne Phillips) attend a party hosted by their friends Brad (Paul Beer) and Claire (Briana Templeton), which very quicklyContinue Reading

International Shorts After Dark

Here are my thoughts on the films that played as part of the International Shorts After Dark showcase. Bar Fight (Benjamin R. Moody, 4:22min, USA) As he is closing his bar, a bartender has to deal with a group of invaders. As it’s title suggests, Bar Fight is essentially anContinue Reading

Here are my thoughts on the pre-screening shorts from the 2019 Toronto True Crime Film Festival. Watching Karla Homolka After spending over 12 years in prison for the murders committed with Paul Bernardo, Karla Homolka now lives in Quebec. However, a group of civilian activists have made it their dutyContinue Reading

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, toContinue Reading

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 isContinue Reading

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 lessonContinue Reading

One of the special events of the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival was an installation at the Super Wonder Gallery featuring Offerings: A Seance in Three Acts, the new 26 minute experimental short film directed by Torin Langen (3 Dead Trick or Treaters). Probably the best description I have of Offerings isContinue Reading

Here are my thoughts on the Pre-Feature Shorts from the 2018 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Echoes in the Ice A group of men enter an abandoned facility and find a weird well in the lower levels. Echoes in the Ice is a sci-fi tinged short that kind of reminded me aContinue Reading

Here are my thoughts on the films part of the Toronto After Dark Canadian Short Film Showcase. Bone Mother In this stop motion fable, the vain Prince Vladimir visits Baba Yaga hoping to get the Water of Life. Bone Mother is an NFB produced stop motion short that combine two legendsContinue Reading