Canadian Film Fest
The 13th edition of the Canadian Film Fest announced its 2019 slate.
"I basically said to myself because we have no one financing this film, let’s make the film that no one would finance." and other great quotes from Joel Ashton McCarthy who wrote and directed a comedy about film school grads making a High School shooting musical.
Our interview with Pretend We're Kissing writer/ director Matt Sadowski, where we discuss his "non rom com" connection to Woody Allen, John Hughes, Richard Linklater and reality.
Following an exceptional festival run, we interviewed Ben's At Home creators Dan Abramovici and Mars Horodski prior to its screening at the Canadian Film Fest this weekend.
Dork Shelf takes a look at all six features playing this year's 8th Annual Canadian Film Fest, kicking off tomorrow night at The Royal in Toronto.
The Privileged A junior lawyer (Joshua Close) at a high profile firm desperate to make amends with his boss (Sam Trammell) after a colossally botched case agrees to play nice at his boss’ Northern Ontario cottage. What he doesn’t realize is that he and his expectant wife are about to be caught up in a […]
Play The Film When the opening night of a new play goes horribly awry, actors are forced to frantically improvise the plot onstage. Clashing egos, tested friendships, and a series of disastrous misunderstandings combine to create the most offensive, shocking and accidental piece of live theater ever to debut. Such a funny premise (and I […]
Patch Town Craig Goodwill adapts his darkly charming 2001 fairy tale short to feature length with great success. It might work better for those who haven’t seen the film it was based on – because it’s more or less the same thing – but the material is just as strong now as it was then […]
Afterparty On the night of his brother’s wedding, best man Charlie (Graham Coffeng) gets the old gang together for a fun-filled, post-reception after party at the newlywed’s home where he has been staying for several weeks. Unsure of how to proceed with his own troubled marriage, Charlie reunites “the fellas” fifteen years after high school […]
Dork Shelf talks to Nova Scotia based writer and director Shandi Mitchell about her debut feature The Disappeared, about the differences between writing for publishing and film, her connection to the ocean, shooting on 16mm, and the recent cultural fascination with mortality under extreme conditions.
No DVD column this week, but we'll return with it next week. Instead, we take a look at a whopping FIVE film festivals kicking off in Toronto this week: the 7th annual Canadian Film Fest, the Canadian Music Week Film Fest, Water Docs, the 13th annual aluCine Latin Film Festival, and Creepy Christian Cinema.
Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of passes to an advance screening of the documentary comedy Skull World at the Canadian Film Fest at The Royal in Toronto on Friday, March 22nd at 9:15pm.
Dork Shelf film writers Andrew Parker, Phil Brown, Will Perkins, and Noah Taylor take a look at some of the films playing at this year's Canadian Film Fest, running from March 28th to March 31st at The Royal in Toronto.