We take a look back at the winners and losers of the first quarter of 2012 in the world of film.
We talked to the stars of the Canadian psychological thriller The Corridor over their bonding experiences, playing crazy people, and the close knit Halifax filmmaking community.
We take a look at the 25th anniversary of the Toronto based Images Festival, running from April 12th-21st.
After a promising opening, American Psycho director Mary Harron squanders all of the promise shown in her latest teen horror The Moth Diaries before ending up as one of the worst films of the year thus far.
While the idea of four childhood friends retreating to a messed up weekend in cottage country might sound like the set up for a dull slasher film at best and a remake of the notorious Stephen King misstep Dreamcatcher at worst, the Canadian indie horror The Corridor stands on its own as a cracking character study and genuinely ambitious psychodrama about the shared effects of mental illness on even the best of friends.
A sweet and straightforward independent movie infused with a great deal of authenticity, Lovers in a Dangerous Time is a film to be experienced rather than merely watched. It’s a sincere and thoughtful film with relatable small-town humour and genuine soul.
Canadian Film Fest founder and programmer Bern Euler talks to Dork Shelf about his crusade to bring smaller Canadian films to the masses during his Toronto based festival, running March 28th to the 31st at The Royal in Toronto.
Wrapping up a week's worth of Goon coverage, Dork Shelf talks to Goon star Seann William Scott about why Doug "The Thug" Glatt was less of a challenge than playing Stiffler a fourth time, what it's like to finally get into hockey after never playing as a kid, and his deep and almost nerdy love of movies.
Calling Goon this generation's Slap Shot would be an understatement. Aside from the obvious surface comparisons to the George Roy Hill/Paul Newman classic about a minor league hockey team going nowhere, director Michael Dowse (Fubar) and co-writer/co-star Jay Baruchel have created a film that outdoes what many hail as the greatest hockey comedy ever made.
Dork Shelf talks to another Goon cast member, Toronto native Alison Pill, about what to look for when choosing a love interest role, working with Seann William Scott and Jay Baruchel, and her fear of improv.
The nominees for this year’s Canoscars, better and more formally know as the Genie Awards (now entering its 32nd year of existence), have been announced, and while there aren’t necessarily many surprises in what’s included there’s always room to complain about it.
Here is the deal. There is a feeling in this country that people just don't care about English Canadian films. That we would rather watch any crap that the US slams down our throats then a decent English Canadian flick. We here at the cinema always think hard about showing Canadians films or not. We just aren't sure people will actually come out to see them. The first and second wave of Canadian Cinema films has been announced!