Canadian film

The F Word Review

The F Word is a rich, thoughtful, and purposefully problematic romance that hasn’t really been attempted or nailed this well since When Harry Met Sally.

Interview: Emmanuel Shirinian

We talk to Emmanuel Shirinian, director of the Canadian black comedy It Was You Charlie about his film's unlikable character, creating a time shifting narrative, his influences, and creating a different kind of brotherly dynamic.

CONTEST: Win CAS & DYLAN on DVD!

Enter for a chance to win a copy of the Canadian road trip comedy Cas & Dylan - starring Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany - on DVD, courtesy of Dork Shelf and TVA Films!

Shorts Weather

Beat the heat with some shorts as the Shorts That Are Not Pants screening series returns to the Carlton in Toronto this Thursday.

The Pin Review

A powerful and emotionally draining look at young Jews on the run during World War II, Naomi Jaye’s The Pin has become not only buzzworthy around the world where it has been garnering raves, but also here at home for being the only Canadian produced Yiddish film.

Films in Brief: 4/18/14

It’s been a busy week with all of us gearing up for our massive Hot Docs coverage, but here’s a look at what else is playing on local screens this week that we haven’t gotten around to reviewing yet, including the Disneynature documentary Bears, the romantic drama The Face of Love, the Canadian teen road flick Hold Fast, the psychological thriller Stress Position, the literary minded Meetings with a Young Poet, and the ballet documentary Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq.

Algonquin Review

The Canadian indie drama Algonquin is a perfect example of a rare kind of film: the kind of idea that sounds terrible on paper or in a pitch, but one that works just fine in practice.

Interview: Jonathan Hayes

We talk to Jonathan Hayes, director of the Canadian drama Algonquin about the clashing egos within his film's characters, the concept of denial and distance within families, and how his film is now related directly to the work of Casablanca director Michael Curtiz.

Cas & Dylan Review

An unpretentious road comedy with a cosmically aligned odd couple, Cas & Dylan gets incredible mileage thanks to great leading performances from veteran actor Richard Dreyfuss and rising star Tatiana Maslany.

Down River Review

While it could have very easily descended into movie-of-the-week territory, Benjamin Ratner’ Canadian drama Down River eschews cliché in a thoughtful, well acted look at several generations of women at crossroads in their lives.

Video Interview:
Brent Butt

We sit down with beloved Canadian stand-up and TV legend Brent Butt in this video interview about his first major big screen outing in the mystery/comedy No Clue.

Solo Review

The Canadian thriller Solo lives up to its modest title and supplies no more and no less than what’s needed to be effective. A stripped down killer-on-the-loose yarn and survival narrative, first time feature filmmaker Isaac Cravit has crafted a taut, beautifully shot, and well performed reworking of genre formula.