Canadian film

Interview: Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas

We talked to the creative team behind the haunting new Canadian indie The Oxbow Cure, Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis, about getting the most out of a 22 page script, uncooperative weather, casting for a movie that only has one character on screen the entire time, populating the crew with other filmmakers, and crafting an ending that changes the direction of the movie that came before it.

Rufus Review

The Canadian vampire black comedy Rufus is a couple of rewrites away from something that could have been great. Instead it comes packaged with one of the sleaziest and slut-shaming love triangle subplots in recent memory that's totally unnecessary even from a plotting standpoint.

The Conspiracy Review

Starting out as a mockumentary blending actual looks at conspiracy theories grafted onto a fictionalized story played out by actors and then giving way to a subtler low budget kind of found footage film, The Conspiracy is an entertaining and clever odd duck.

Interview: Kris Booth

We talk to Canadian filmmaker and Halifax resident Kris Booth, one of the participants in the fan-supported CineCoup competition to get people to vote on a film to be granted a one million dollar budget and guaranteed theatrical distribution. We talk about his project Red Horizon, his own coup of landing legendary cinematographer Dean Cundey as his DP, and why he thinks CineCoup is vital to the future of Canadian cinema.

Old Stock Review

The Canadian comedy Old Stock might tip it's hat a bit heavily to American independent cinema of the past decade, but it's a charming breezy tale with sharp writing and great performances.

Picture Day Review

The Canadian independent teen sex comedy-drama Picture Day is like an oasis for those wanting something different than middling documentaries, slight local independent films, and overhyped blockbusters, featuring sharp writing and an excellent leading performance from Tatiana Maslany.

Interview: Rob Stewart

We talk to Canadian actor, documentarian, and unlikely celebrity (in Serbia, anyway) Rob Stewart about his autobiographical Slaughter Nick for President. He talks about what it was like to be welcomed as folk hero to many people who had nothing for playing a character on a show he never liked doing that much to begin with, and how he would never, ever take that love for granted.

I Declare War Review

The pitch-black coming of age comedy I Declare War is electrifying, terrifying, exciting, thoughtful, and undeniably entertaining to behold.

Interview: Justin McConnell

We talk to filmmaker Justin McConnell about following around his buddy Greg Sommer, creator of the battle-tastic Box Wars for his documentary, Skull World, opening in Toronto this weekend.

Interview: Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson

We talk to the directorial team behind the Canadian film I Declare War about recapturing the essence of playing the most epic and out of hand game of capture the flag with 12 year olds and why psychological warfare is far more damaging to kids than any bullet is likely to be.

Interview: Jason Buxton

We talk with award winning first time feature filmmaker Jason Buxton about his drama Blackbird, his research into the lives of at risk youth, his struggles to make the film with his own vision in mind, and the sometimes frustrating casting process.

Interview: Michael McGowan

Still Mine, starring beloved actor James Cromwell in what's shockingly his first major leading role, is a deeply moving and unexpectedly funny Canadian film about overcoming adversity with wide ranging appeal beyond the age of the stars involved. Check out our interview with director Michael McGowan to find out more about the 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.