DUNE (DENIS VILLENEUVE, 2021)

Frank Herbert’s notorious sci-fi novel, DUNE, was once thought of as an “unfilmable” book. Revered by fans and winner of the first ever Nebula Award for Best Novel, Herbert’s DUNE would seem ripe for Hollywood’s picking. Unfortunately, filming this epic tale has proven a test for seasoned filmmakers and movie-going audiences alike. Enter Denis Villeneuve.  […]

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GOLDEN ARM (Maureen Bharoocha, 2021)

Maureen Bharoocha’s GOLDEN ARM is a hilarious sports underdog story meets buddy comedy that’s full of heart. With it’s high-energy humour and lovably oddball ensemble, GOLDEN ARM is reminiscent of beloved 80s character-driven, madcap comedies. Timid Melanie (Mary Holland) and free-spirited Danny (Betsy Sodaro) are old friends who are separately dealing with a rough patch […]

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IN CONVERSATION WITH ‘JUDY & PUNCH’ STAR DAMON HERRIMAN

Chances are that you’ve been unsettled by a Damon Herriman performance. Between his bone-chilling performances as Charles Manson in the Netflix smash-hit MINDHUNTER and Quentin Tarantino’s multi-Oscar-winning feature ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (2019), and his performance as redneck rapscallion Dewey Crowe in the multi-Emmy-winning FX series JUSTIFIED, Damon Herriman has created a name […]

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SISTER MERCY (William Boodell, 2019)

With its eerie dread and mysterious titular character, William Boodell’s Sister Mercy (2019) is perfect post-spooky season viewing. Late one night, Sister Mercy Lopez arrives at the door of a home unannounced. She is greeted by several malevolent characters; their eyes glinting with wolf-like blood-lust. Gentle and soft-spoken, the nun asks the unsavoury group if they know […]

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LATEST REVIEWS (HALLOWE’EN EDITION): TORONTO FILM FILES FOR FILMOTOMY

We are well into my favourite month. Not only that, my favourite holiday fast approaches. October. Spooky season. Hallowe’en (it’s a lifestyle, not a holiday). Whatever your preferred name for it is, this is the time of year where my beloved genre (horror) is front and centre. Until now, horror films have predominantly been relegated […]

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