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)"
It’s almost that time of year again. My favourite time of year here in Toronto. You guessed it: we are just two weeks away from the Toronto International Film Festival! The sounds of feverish typing and the symphony of programme book pages being turned fill the air. TIFF Members jockey to be online the second […]Read more "Latest Reviews: Toronto Film Files for Wylie Writes"
Joe Begos’ latest feature film, BLISS, is a high-octane, hallucinogenic trip that will leave your head spinning. It was received by a thunderous round of applause at its Canadian premiere at the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival. BLISS is an unrelenting assault on the senses that shakes you, untethered and bleary-eyed, leaving you as intoxicated […]Read more "FANTASIA FESTIVAL 2019: BLISS (JOE BEGOS, 2019)"
WARNING: This interview contains spoilers. If you have not yet seen A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND, avert your eyes and return once you’ve watched the film. Unless you’re unbothered by spoilers, in which case, read on! This year’s Fantasia Festival treated movie-lovers to a very special advance screening of Abner Pastoll’s sophomore feature, […]Read more "FANTASIA FESTIVAL 2019: Q&A WITH ‘A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND’ DIRECTOR ABNER PASTOLL"
Fantasia Festival-goers were fortunate to catch a very special advance screening of Abner Pastoll’s sleek sophomore feature film, A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND. The crime thriller is set to close the 20th anniversary of London’s Fright Fest. I was one of the lucky cinema-goers who was able to catch it here in Montreal […]Read more "FANTASIA FESTIVAL 2019: A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND (ABNER PASTOLL, 2019)"
Is there a better place to write about cinema than on a balcony while watching the sun set over Mont-Royal on a sticky-hot day in La Belle Province? Mais non!Read more "Toronto Film Files at Fantasia Festival 2019"
Are you dreaming of a trip to Paris? I suppose the better the question is who isn’t dreaming about a trip to Paris. Thanks to modern auteur Olivier Assayas’ latest film Non-Fiction, you simply need to stroll over to the TIFF Bell Lightbox to indulge your inner Parisian (we all have one). I had the pleasure of discussing […]Read more "NON-FICTION: collaborations with The Matinee and Wylie Writes"
Hey you, Yes, I know. My blog has basically become the blog equivalent of Bran Stark (make no mistake, Bran is one of my favourite characters). Rest assured, I have been busy. I’ve been at the cinema. Watching films. Reviewing films. Covering red carpets. Suffice to say, it’s been an exciting time! If you follow […]Read more "Red Carpet Interviews & Film Reviews: Toronto Film Files for Wylie Writes"