We speak with actor Stephan James, the Toronto-born star of Race, a film that tells the remarkable tale of Jesse Owens’ triumph at the 1936 Munich Olympics.
HBO’s Silicon Valley is exceptional. The jokes are highbrow and smart without being condescending or pandering, the emotional struggles are hooky without exploiting a central romance, and the episode premises and characters offer fresh takes on comedy staples without seeming overly familiar. But where are all the ladies?
It's not perfect, but the hard nosed Haligonian thriller Charlie Zone is the perfect antidote for anyone who thinks Canadian cinema has grown too soft and safe.
We talk to Haligonian filmmaker Michael Melski about his gritty new thriller Charlie Zone, depicting the darker side of the city he loves, researching underground fighting circuits, and the visceral reaction some viewers have already had to his film.