Vyasar Ganesan

*Spoilers ahead*   When I was growing up, I wanted, among many things, to be a knight. I daydreamed about fighting dragons, saving princesses and a suit of armor shining in the sun. In Texas, too, cowboys were contemporary knights, full of chivalric “ma’am” behavior and great acts of derring-do, and so I disdained the […]

  Kelly Bedard

I have barely more than 24 hours before this prediction loses its relevance but I think Parasite’s going to win the Best Picture Oscar for 2020. It’s got all the buzz right now, and the off-the-beaten track cred but not so far off-the-beaten-track that the Oscar voters who nominated Ford vs. Ferrari won’t give it […]

  Kelly Bedard

Every year, I try to see as many new release films as I can. I rank everything as I go so that, when it’s all said and done, I can publish a list that completely encapsulates my experience of the year in film. Usually I run this series through the first few months of the […]

  Kelly Bedard

These aren’t the best movies of the decade. I don’t know what those are. And neither do you. The best we can do is mention what we loved most and stop trying to claim that any piece of art can be the “best”. It’s been a long 10 years. Here are the movies that helped me get through: The […]

  Kelly Bedard

Merry Christmas!!!!! I’ve spent pretty much my whole December absorbing as much feel-good holiday romance nonsense as possible. That means a few official #HallmarkBrand movies sent my way by generous publicists (I don’t have W in my super basic cable package and that’s how you watch Hallmark in Canada) but also tons and tons of off-brand Lifetime […]

  Kelly Bedard

Paramount’s Rocketman is a bold, sentimental, messy, complex, obvious, colourful contradiction. If that sounds to you like a bad movie, you normally wouldn’t be wrong. But this is a movie about Elton John so bold, sentimental, messy, complex, obvious, colourful, and contradictory is just about right. The first place the film goes right is in […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

I bought my first comic book in a shopping mall comic book store outside of Pittsburgh, PA. It was my freshman year of college, and I’d just made friends with a guy who shared all his torrented comic files with me. I was voraciously reading everything he gave me, partly to impress him, partly because […]

  Kelly Bedard

Every year, I try to see as many new release films as I can. The idea is to see them between January 1st and December 31st but those pesky last-December releases and super limited runs usually mean I’m still seeking out a few titles into the new year (I’ll come clean- it took me like […]

Friends, critics, mortal enemies and comrades in arms…

  Kelly Bedard

There were some pretty ‘bad’ movies released this summer. There were not, at least that I saw, as many actually bad ones as we usually get. I saw a lot of silly nonsense but almost all of it was really pretty gosh darn fun. And a bunch of those just fun movies were not just […]

  Laura Anne Harris

One aspect of the documentary films I’ve seen this year at Hot Docs and Inside Out Festival, is the use of musical score to add drive and liveliness to the overall storytelling. While feature films are turning to cheaper synth style music for their scores, there are a few documentary films that manage to use […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past five 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 five years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just…

  Kelly Bedard

For the past five 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 105 films released […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past five 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 105 films released […]

The 2018 Oscars are just days away and, whether you’re a hardcore prognosticator…

  Vyasar Ganesan

There is a lot to say about Black Panther. News agencies have been reporting the stunning streak the film has had at the box office, clearing $500 million in it’s opening week (and $700 million by the 2nd weekend after opening). Education advocates point out how important it is for young people to see representation […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

In my lifetime, I don’t think I can remember a bigger Bollywood news story than Padmaavat. And that’s not just because I don’t care for the majority of the Indian film industry. From production day one to critical reception after release, this movie got attention to a level that rivaled the 2016 American presidential election. […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past five 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 105 films released […]

  Kelly Bedard

Over the coming weeks I’ll be unveiling my rankings of every single new release I saw in 2017. There are over a hundred of them, it’ll take awhile. Standard Disclaimer So You Don’t Yell At Me: This Is Not A List Of the Best Films Of the Year. This is not a definitive ranking based […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’ve really missed rom coms. I enjoy alt indies with a hip ironic spin or whatever we’re calling things to avoid using the phrase “romantic comedy” these days but I love an honest to god oldschool rom com- those candy-coloured, big-kitchened, unapologetically earnest studio things sometimes called “chick flicks” that are so good at sniffing […]

  Tom McGee

As a long-time Midnight Madness viewer at TIFF, I’m always surprised to find a horror film screening in the main festival (under Contemporary World Cinema) but given the tremendous cinematography and complex, if somewhat under-utilized, psychological study underlying Paco Plaza’s supernatural thriller, it makes sense that Verónica was deemed fit for a wider audience. If […]

  Kymberley Feltham

The 2017 Dance: made in / fait au Canada Festival was a four day biennial repertory celebration of Canadian dance, presenting a cross-section of contemporary dance makers from across the country. This year’s event featured three curated main stage series of three works each, an art installation series that included digital and virtual reality projects, […]

  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 […]

  Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Welcome to our San Diego Comic-Con video series “Self-Reflection”! We asked a few of the cosplayers we encountered on the SDCC convention floor to review the latest instalment of the franchise they were representing with their costume. In the video below, you’ll […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s Comic-Con Time Again! Managing Editor Kelly Bedard and Staff Writer Tom McGee are on the scene to bring you tons of coverage from the con floor, the panels, the press rooms, the screenings, the parties and more. Check back here for all our articles, videos and podcasts throughout the con. And make sure to […]