The intersection of art and life becomes extra murky when horror is involved. Do violent video games inspire violence? Do horror films make killers kill? While it is a worthy pursuit to dig deeper into the interplay of screen and flesh, certain horror films themselves scratch at that surface. Writer/director Jay Baruchel’s Random Acts of […]
Random Acts of Violence director Jay Baruchel talks about freaking out his audience, American culture shock, and owning too many DVDs.
Shudder’s August line-up features a shot-in-quarantine Zoom-séance flick, an ultra-violent comic book adaptation, and a classic J-horror series.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is in theatres now. It's unmissable for fans of the series, but what age is it right for?
Jason Gorber and chats with Toronto's own Alison Pill about Goon: The Last of the Enforcers, motherhood, and working with some of the world's most talented filmmakers!
Dork Shelf and eOne Films want to send you and a guest to the world premiere of Goon: The Last of the Enforcers in Toronto!
Dork Shelf is giving away passes courtesy of eOne flims to advanced screenings of Goon: The Last of the Enforcers in cities across Canada, including three screenings hosted by Jay Baruchel!
Canadian movies and TV have a bad rep. CANADALAND's Jesse Brown talked to Jay Baruchel about how we fix this, and inadvertently hit upon something that could actually be the key to improving our onscreen cultural landscape.
Canadian films Gabrielle and Enemy took home major film awards at last night's Canadian Screen Awards, while Call Me Fitz and Orphan Black ruled the television side of the evening's festivities.
Tomorrow night the best and brightest in Canadian movies and television get celebrated with the Canadian Screen Awards (airing on CBC at 8:00pm, hosted by Martin Short). Our Film and Performing Arts editor looks at this year's nominees, makes a couple of predictions, and wonders aloud why only technically three of the Best Feature nominees have actually been released in theatres.
If you can put aside your feelings towards the original film long enough to accept an updated facelift to the RoboCop narrative is passably entertaining, but also worthy of being judged more on its many newer faults rather than by any unfair comparisons to its forebearers.
Despite having a stacked cast of professionals, the Canadian caper comedy The Art of the Steal is a lighthearted comedy told with a lack of style and colour and a plot that never really adds up to anything interesting.
The Art of the Steal Gala Director: Jonathan Sobol A huge disappointment given the talent involved, this wannabe tough guy caper comedy is every bit as polite and unpleasant as a Canadian Guy Ritchie rip off would sound on paper. Former getaway driver Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell) has just been released from prison after his […]
There’s no logical reason why Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s directorial debut This is the End should work outside of containing sheer, overpowering amounts of talent in front of the camera. It becomes more than the mere trifle most would expect it to be on the surface and instead becomes the funniest comedy so far this summer and one of the seasons most pleasant, yet foul-mouthed surprises.
Dork Shelf catches up with famed director David Cronenberg, and actors Robert Pattinson and Paul Giamatti to talk about their work on the hotly anticipated Don DeLillo adaptation Cosmopolis