Strong Female Leads (4)

Elle + Julieta= Who needs Hollywood? Elle (French for “she” or “her”) “is a 2016 psychological thriller directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by David Birke, based on the novel Oh… by Philippe Djian. Djian’s novel was released in 2012 … Continue reading Strong Female Leads (4)

Fantasia 2016-Swan Song+ TIFF

It’s been a busy summer and I am just getting ready to attend a few film atTIFF 2016.I’m catching 3 features this weekend, including a new Malaysian supernatural noir called: Interchange. I am also going to see a new film … Continue reading Fantasia 2016-Swan Song+ TIFF

Anthropoid+ Closet Monster+Hunt For The Wilder People

Anthropoid-d. Sean Ellis-I took the commuter train into Toronto on the weekend ,and checked out a brand new Euro co-production,t hat just had its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on 1 July 2016. Anthropoid stars:Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Toby … Continue reading Anthropoid+ Closet Monster+Hunt For The Wilder People

Fantasia: Conspiracy-Noir-Crime- Exorcism

Operation Avalanche-d. Matt Johnson-a very cool flick ,and an interesting take on the entire faked moon landing conspiracy theory. I did see a recent comedy flick called Moonwalkers that mined this territory as well. But this film is a very … Continue reading Fantasia: Conspiracy-Noir-Crime- Exorcism

Americana-Néo Noir at Fantasia 2016

Americana-d. Zachary Shedd (USA 2016) This is a great new Neo-Noir feature which had its international premiere here in Montreal Sunday night. Writer-Director Zachary Shedd was present to lend some insight into the screening. Alcoholic ex-editor Avery Wells (David Call) … Continue reading Americana-Néo Noir at Fantasia 2016

New Asian Cinema @ Fantasia

I was able to sample a cross section of new cinema from Asia the last few days here in Montreal. Lazy Hazy Crazy-d. Jody Luk Yee-Sun (HK 2015) The debut film from director Yee-sun ,Lazy Hazy Crazy is a coming … Continue reading New Asian Cinema @ Fantasia

Carpenter, Sakamoto + Montreal

Hey folks, hope all is well. I am just on route to Montreal to take in the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival. The festival kicked off a few days ago and they have already screened 2 of  my favourite features … Continue reading Carpenter, Sakamoto + Montreal