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Nymphomaniac Review

There’s a daringness and certainly a great degree of ambition to Danish auteur Lars von Trier’s latest misanthropic opus Nymphomaniac, but there’s also a been there, done that kind of feel to his work here that’s almost more distressing than the subject matter.

Muppets Most Wanted Review

Muppets Most Wanted is to the Muppet franchise what A Good Day to Die Hard was to the John McClane films. A lazy, cynical mess (two things The Muppets should never be) that nearly made our Muppet loving film editor openly cry when he saw how far they have fallen.

Interview: Gabrielle Miller

We talk to Canadian actress Gabrielle Miller about her latest on-screen appearance in the film Down River (in theatres tomorrow) and about the film’s real life inspiration, her character, and why it was sometimes challenging for her to play an actress in a movie.

CFF 2014: H&G Review

H&G Hansel and Gretel gets a frighteningly realist retelling in this festival standout that would make the Brothers Grimm proud. Growing up in poverty with an aloof, ill suited mother in Winnipeg, 8 year old Gemma and her younger brother Harley are left behind in the backseat of truck while their mother goes and parties. […]

CFF 2014: The Privileged Review

The Privileged A junior lawyer (Joshua Close) at a high profile firm desperate to make amends with his boss (Sam Trammell) after a colossally botched case agrees to play nice at his boss’ Northern Ontario cottage. What he doesn’t realize is that he and his expectant wife are about to be caught up in a […]

CFF 2014: Play the Film Review

Play The Film When the opening night of a new play goes horribly awry, actors are forced to frantically improvise the plot onstage. Clashing egos, tested friendships, and a series of disastrous misunderstandings combine to create the most offensive, shocking and accidental piece of live theater ever to debut. Such a funny premise (and I […]

CFF 2014: Patch Town Review

Patch Town Craig Goodwill adapts his darkly charming 2001 fairy tale short to feature length with great success. It might work better for those who haven’t seen the film it was based on – because it’s more or less the same thing – but the material is just as strong now as it was then […]

CFF 2014: The Birder Review

The Birder A slight, but quirky indie comedy from Theodore Bezaire, The Birder finds Ottawa native Tom Cavanagh as an ornithologist whose life is in disarray. Ron Spencer’s ex-wife has finally kicked him out of the house after breaking up six months prior, the high school where he’s a science teacher has begun to treat […]

CFF 2014: Afterparty Review

Afterparty On the night of his brother’s wedding, best man Charlie (Graham Coffeng) gets the old gang together for a fun-filled, post-reception after party at the newlywed’s home where he has been staying for several weeks. Unsure of how to proceed with his own troubled marriage, Charlie reunites “the fellas” fifteen years after high school […]