Canadian film

The Colony Review

It’s not terribly original and it shows the signs of budgetary restrictions at many turns, but the Canadian post-apocalyptic action thriller The Colony certainly looks better and has a better cast and director than movies of this ilk usually have.

Interview: Jeff Renfroe and Kevin Zegers

We talk to writer and director Jeff Renfroe and actor Kevin Zegers about their work on the post-Apocalyptic Canadian action thriller The Colony and what it's like to shoot such a cold looking movie in an abandoned NORAD bunker.

My Awkward Sexual Adventure Review

It's sometimes too episodic for its own good, but the filthy minded and good natured sex farce My Awkward Sexual Adventure works towards saving Canadian cinema from becoming too serious.

Molly Maxwell Review

Two excellent leading performances and assured direction help the high school set, Lolita-styled drama Molly Maxwell rise well above its overly chaste and predictable screenplay.

Hit N’ Strum Review

The narrative is kind of sloppy and it's not very well assembled, but the Canadian drama Hit N' Strum does succeed at being a crowd pleaser that definitely has its heart in the right place at all times.

Contest: See THE COLONY in Toronto

Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of the Canadian made sci-fi thriller The Colony in Toronto on Wednesday, April 3rd, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films. Actors Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers, and director Jeff Renfroe will all be in attendance.

Interview: Sudz Sutherland

We talk to veteran TV director Sudz Sutherland about his latest big screen effort Home Again, and about what realness and the concept of “home” means to him, the vast research that went into the film, some of his unexpected casting choices, and his thoughts on how the current hot button issue of Bill C-43 might only make things worse for deportees.

Interview: Sean Garrity

We talk to Winnipeg born and current Toronto area filmmaker Sean Garrity about his dueling projects at the beginning of this year (with the award winning My Awkward Sexual Adventure and this weekend's Blood Pressure), suburban malaise, collaborating with actors, his working relationship with writer and actor Jonas Chernick, and what draws him to films about fledgling relationships.

Interview: Brett Heard

We talk with writer, director, and former stand-up Brett Heard about his latest project, the Canadian made bachelor party comedy Stag, and assembling a cast of comic veterans to make a more realistic and character based look at what a drunken night of debauchery actually looks like.

CONTEST: See HOME AGAIN in Toronto and Vancouver

Enter for a chance to win one of five pairs of passes to see an advance screening of the Canadian produced drama Home Again on Wednesday, March 13th in Vancouver and Thursday, March 14th in Toronto, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.

Charlie Zone Review

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.

Interview: Michael Melski

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.

Lunarcy! Review

In his first documentary and follow up to the criminally underrated black comedy You Might as Well Live, Canadian director Simon Ennis takes a touching, hilarious, and altogether excellent look at people obsessed with the moon in Lunarcy!.

Inch’Allah Review

Former documentary filmmaker Anais Barbeau-Lavalette's fictional feature Inch'Allah might refuse to take a side in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, but its a lot stronger for doing so. It's even handed, fair, tragic, and ultimately extremely effective.