Ben Shane

Ben Shane is a teenage film critic who has been writing about film for over four years. When he's not studying film production at York University, he's either inside his local IMAX theatre or counting down the minutes until TIFF.


Articles by Ben Shane:


  • Swallow Fantasia 2019 Featured
    July 17, 2019

    Fantasia 2019: Swallow Review

    Swallow was not afraid to hold back when it comes to disturbing subject matter, but it doesn’t simply exist to shock its audience with gratuitous amounts of gore.

  • Come-to-Daddy-Feature-Image
    July 16, 2019

    Fantasia 2019: Come To Daddy Review

    Come to Daddy follows Norval (Elijah Wood), a man who decides to visit his estranged father (Stephen McHattie) in the middle of nowhere after receiving a strange letter.

  • Little Monsters Fantasia 2019
    July 15, 2019

    Fantasia 2019: Little Monsters Review

    While Little Monsters is easily watchable and entertaining, there just isn’t anything great about it. It’s a passable horror movie, but we can’t say it works very well.

  • Porno-the-Movie-Feature
    July 15, 2019

    Fantasia 2019: Porno Review

    Porno is a slasher flick that features catholic teens and porno demons, which is all you need to know.

  • The Art of Self Defense
    July 12, 2019

    Fantasia 2019: The Art of Self Defense Review

    It seems harder and harder to find movies that can balance style and substance, fortunately Riley Stearns’ new film The Art of Self Defense – starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots – does so perfectly.