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. […]Read more "DUNE (DENIS VILLENEUVE, 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 […]Read more "GOLDEN ARM (Maureen Bharoocha, 2021)"
As a kid and teen I often found myself intrigued by crime stories. I’d like to think I was interested to try to understand more about the perpetrator. Could their motivations be understood? What brought them to this? Can we learn something from it? Indeed, this interest led me to taking a Forensic Psychology course […]Read more "FAKING A MURDERER (STUART STONE, 2020)"
Michelle D’Alessandro Hatt’s BRAVE LITTLE ARMY is an enigmatic tale of a group of preteen girls who are brought together when a mysterious, new student joins their class. Dee (Faith Vanderwerf), K (Rosali Annikie), and Lu (Amanda Cheung) are navigating middle school circa 1984. They are shaken out of their routine-laden school day when a […]Read more "BRAVE LITTLE ARMY (MICHELLE D’ALESSANDRO HATT, 2018)"
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 […]Read more "IN CONVERSATION WITH ‘JUDY & PUNCH’ STAR DAMON HERRIMAN"
JUDY & PUNCH is a devilishly delicious revisionist romp that takes a traditional show and flips it on its head in a clever piece of mythology-making. Mirrah Foulkes’ feature film directorial debut is a dark comedy complete with witches, black magic, and a healthy walloping of cold, hard revenge. As J. R. R. Tolkien set […]Read more "JUDY & PUNCH (MIRRAH FOULKES, 2019)"
Sit down. Pull up a glass of water/mug of somethin’ hot/a tonic of your choice. How are you doing? What are you feeling? I’ve been working from home since March 12, 2020 in light of the pandemic. It’s been a time marked by ups and downs. Good days and bad days, and everything in between. […]Read more "Latest Reviews & Podcast Features: Wylie Writes & Screenfish Online"
*SPOILER WARNING*: This interview contains spoilers! If you’d like to avoid spoilers: Step 1: Watch Jack Of All Trades on Netflix (Canada and US), Super Channel, iTunes, Hollywood Suite, or anywhere movies are found. Step 2: Come back here and dive in! Good? Let’s go! ~~~ Jack Of All Trades is at once an exposé […]Read more "SPECIAL INTERVIEW: JACK OF ALL TRADES (STU STONE & HARV GLAZER, 2018)"
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 […]Read more "SISTER MERCY (William Boodell, 2019)"
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 […]Read more "LATEST REVIEWS (HALLOWE’EN EDITION): TORONTO FILM FILES FOR FILMOTOMY"