Will King

Dunkirk is one of the most original history films in mainstream cinema. Unlike most traditional war films the focus is not on the action of the war, or the ideology of the battle, but the reality of its consequences. It shows us the momentary stress of being on the battlefield, and brings us face-to-face with the […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Gifted is the very definition of a tear jerker – its every line is meant to either enhance the tears that are to come or layer on the tears once they’ve arrived. Take a late in the movie scene where Chris Evans’ heroic and damaged uncle character must save (in order of importance) 1) his […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution. Click Here to read about the TV on DVD releases. Star Trek Beyond I liked it. It was weird, but I liked it. Well, I liked it more than Into Darkness. Definitely less than Star Trek 2009. My favourite podcast did […]

  Kelly Bedard

To celebrate the DVD release of director Andrew Neel’s graphic fraternity drama Goat (based on a true story, by the way; horrific), Paramount Home Entertainment has given us copies to give away to TWO lucky readers. The film claims to co-star James Franco who only shows up in one (totally unnecessary) scene but it actually stars […]

  Saiya Floyd

The Handmaiden is a tautly executed new thriller from Park Chan-wook.* Set in Japanese-occupied Korea, it tells the story of Sook-hee, a young woman who is hired to serve Lady Hideko, a woman who lives with her eccentric uncle in an isolated manor. But all is not what it seems; Sook-hee is secretly working with […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. Rough couple of months. All of 2016, really; it’s kicking humanity’s ass and it’s hard to see any light in a tunnel that doesn’t look like it has an end. The news is a daily deluge of depression, social media’s awash with empty protest, and I keep googling […]

  Kelly Bedard

The Toronto International Film Festival movies are starting to make their way to major markets. Here’s a quick look at what we saw back in September that you should be looking out for. Mean Dreams This gritty Canadian indie is like the live-action version of famed Wes Anderson cartoon Moonrise Kingdom but scarier. Future superstar Josh […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution and Elevation Pictures. Genius Written by heavy-hitter John Logan …

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Matthew McConaughey’s sadly overlooked civil war drama Free State of Jones, Elevation Pictures has given us a copy of the newly released DVD to give away to one lucky reader. For your chance to win, follow us on Twitter and tweet us the title of your favourite American history movie […]

  Kelly Bedard

Written and directed by SNL‘s recently promoted co-head writer Chris Kelly, Other People follows misanthropic struggling writer David (Jesse Plemons) in the final year of his mother’s life. We first meet Joanne (Molly Shannon in the performance of her career) applying makeup for a New Years Eve party that’s raging downstairs without her. She has […]

  Kelly Bedard

To celebrate the home entertainment release of the latest from Once director John Carney, Elevation Pictures has given us a copy of the newly released Sing Street DVD to give away to one lucky reader. Yet another music-infused entry into the ever-growing Carney canon, Sing Street has an absolutely killer soundtrack. To enter, follow us on Twitter […]

  Kelly Bedard

Ira Sachs’ new independent feature Little Men is a heartbreaking portrait of friendship and the impossibility of adulthood. Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri- the latter in one of the breakout performances of the year as brazen and self-possessed Brooklyn kid Tony- star as two young boys who are thrown together and become the best of […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution and Elevation Pictures. Only, this time, there are enough great things to talk about that we’re splitting our coverage between TV and Film releases. These are the new films available on DVD from Paramount & Elevation. Click Here to read about […]

  Kelly Bedard

To celebrate the home entertainment release of the most serious filmmaking Michael Bay has ever attempted, Paramount Home Distribution has given us a copy of the newly released 13 hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Combo to give away to one lucky reader. Gangly Office cutiepie John Krasinski bulked up like crazy to play a soldier in […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution and Elevation Pictures. Paramount Home Distribution The Paramount haul this month is pretty light, including new offerings in two of their most standard categories: kids fare (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Blast to the Past) and the Perry Mason Movie Collection (Volume […]

  Kelly Bedard

To celebrate the home entertainment release of the Best Actress Oscar-winning drama Room, Elevation Pictures has given us a copy of the newly released Blu-ray to give away to one lucky reader. To enter, follow us on Twitter and tweet us about your favourite Brie Larson project because if you didn’t know who she was until […]

  Kelly Bedard

To celebrate the home entertainment release of the Tom Hardy tour-de-force drama Legend, Elevation Pictures has given us a copy of the newly released Blu-ray to give away to one lucky reader. To enter, follow us on Twitter and tweet us the name of your favourite film where one actor played two roles (Legend doesn’t count […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m embarrassed to admit it took me a shockingly long time to catch on. I noticed the “mostly true story” disclaimer at the top of the film and processed that the main character was a playwright but when Dom Cooper showed up after I’d already been introduced to Frances de la Tour as a kind-hearted […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past three years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past three years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past three years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past three years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

To celebrate the home entertainment release of their Canadian war drama Hyena Road (written, directed and starring Paul Gross), Elevation Pictures has given us a copy of the Blu-ray to give away to some lucky reader. To enter, follow us on Twitter and tweet us your favourite war movie quote. Contest closes on Friday, February 5th. […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past three years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past three years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past three years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]