Canadian film

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.

CONTEST: See UNLUCKY at the Royal!

Greetings shelfers, it's your lucky day - although we can't say the same about the protagonist of Ian Robertson's new film Unlucky. The dark comedy begins its run at the Royal this weekend, and we have five tickets to give away to five very fortunate winners.

Rebelle Review

Several months after winning the best actress award in Berlin for it's leading actor and hot on the heels of its announcement as Canada's official entry for contention at this year's Oscar race, Kim Nguyen's Rebelle (War Witch) has been building considerable momentum in recent weeks and rightfully so.

Laurence Anyways Review

With his best film to date, Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan still doesn't overcome his excessive love of style, but he assuredly makes his mark as a masterful storyteller in the lengthy Laurence Anyways.

TIFF 2012: Short Cuts Canada

We take an in depth look at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival's Short Cuts Canada programmes, which often showcase talent well worth keeping a close eye on.

Take This Waltz Review

More thematically interesting than good, Take This Waltz is the rare breed of film that strives for realism in individual sequences, but it never fully comes together as a total package.

Interview: Makeup Artist Gordon Smith

We talk to the extremely candid Canadian makeup design artist Gordon Smith in advance of his appearance at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto this Wednesday about his groundbreaking work on Near Dark and the X-Men films, as well as his early career and his working with Oliver Stone several times.

The Boss Review

A farce that’s desperate for laughs and devoid of anything resembling a consistent tone, the Canadian-Argentine-Columbian co-production The Boss (El Jefe) might have been a bit of a success in South America last year, but it’s about as welcome as the latest man-child offerings from Adam Sandler around these parts.

Interview: Randall Cole and Vincenzo Natali

We talked to director Randall Cole and producer Vincenzo Natali about their Canadian made found footage genre thriller 388 Arletta Avenue and the freakish ways that real life ended up imitating art.