Canadian Cinema

Come celebrate Canada’s Return at #Cannes2022

After an absence of two years, Canada’s film industry and professionals once again have a strong presence at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival. To help celebrate this fact, Telefilm is sponsoring two events at the Canadian Pavilion located right on the Mediterranean just behind the main palais. Canada Returns to Cannes Breakfast – Canada […]

TIFF 2021: Together Review

Albert Shin's latest film explores the high suicide rates in South Korea by focusing on human connections and the beauty of life.

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Review

Tasha Hubbard’s powerful documentary nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up details the murder trial and political fallout that ensued after Colton Boushie’s death, as well as the dangerous ways racism has embedded itself into the Canadian legal system.

The New Old: The Good, the Badlands, & the Ugly

This week in archival DVD land, we take a look at new Blu-Rays for the Canadian classic sex comedy Porky's, Criterion treatments for Terrence Malick's Badlands and Fritz Lang's Ministry of Fear, and a Steven Seagal TV show that was re-edited into a movie with the hopes no one would notice.

Keyhole Review

Guy Maddin's Keyhole starts as his most accessible film today with an updating of 30s gangster films before gently giving into the filmmaker's unique visual style. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

The Odds Review

It’s rare that a thriller comes along and pulls you into the world of a movie in a way that really makes you experience the protagonist's fear. Try as it might, The Odds is not one of those rare exceptions. Set against the oxymoronic backdrop of a “high stakes high school gambling ring” the story spins a semi-decent mystery but suffers from a lack of logic and sympathetic characters we can identify with.