Articles and Editorials

Critical Mess: Spoilers and Censure via Row Three

Yesterday morning, I found myself wracking my brain about how I would review Tickled, the Hot Docs and Sunday film festival success about competitive endurance tickling and the dark truth behind it. In the midst of my wracking, I found Matt Zoller Seitz's article on...

The 2016 Oscars

Ladies and gentlemen, we have before us tonight the 88th annual Academy Awards. A year fraught with controversy, namely the #OscarsSoWhite scandal, everyone's waiting to see what will happen. I have here for you my Oscar predictions, if only because participating is...

My Self-Doubt

I assume I'm not the first person on the planet to endure crippling self-doubt. To have something crop up that altogether cripples you intellectually, makes you question every word out of your mouth, and forces you into a state of redundancy within your own life. In a...

Why Trudeau’s Not Letting Us Down

This morning, I woke up to an article published by the Toronto Star’s own Thomas Walkom. A man infinitely more qualified than most to write about the political environment around the world, especially than myself. However, Walkom’s column disturbed me. In fact, it downright pissed me off.

Why I’m Afraid of Owning Property

Then again, maybe my fear of owning property comes from watching my parents struggle to live together before their separation. Maybe it stems from watching them do this clumsy dance around each other in the initial days of their trial separation, attempting to keep my brother and I in the house we’d grown up in, while trying not to live together. It was an awkward time, one I vaguely remember. What I remember most about that time, however, is love. Unadulterated, unequivocal love.

Dear Andrew

Dear Andrew, I wish there was something I could say that would make everything better. I wish I could tell you there's a light at the end of the tunnel, and to just hang on a bit longer. That it will all feel better in a moment. But I know it won't. And I know you...

It’s Been a While…

A Birthday Post: A few words on why 2014 was horrible, and why 2015 will be full of hard work.

My Full List of Oscar Predictions for 2014

Last week, I revealed some of my Oscar predictions, with detailed outlines in tow. I covered some of the larger, more popular categories - best picture, actress and actor, supporting actress and actor, animated feature, original song, documentary feature, and...

My 2014 Oscar Predictions

As a continuation of yesterday's interview with Nigel Hamid at Toronto Verve, he's now published my Oscar predictions. This is the first time I've made an effort to logically predict the Oscar winners beyond just my own opinion of taste and value. It'll be interesting...

Young Toronto Filmmakers On a Deadline – The 2014 T24 Project

Founded by Henry Wong in 2009, the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival is an excellent programme. A short film festival geared towards the young and talented filmmakers from our great city of Toronto. Part of the festival is the T24 Project, a 24 hour film challenge....

Odd Thomas Comes to DVD March 25th

Anchor Bay and Raven Banner have just announced the Canadian DVD release of Stephen Sommers’ Odd Thomas. The adaptation of Dean Koontz’s bestseller will be available on March 25, 2014. The film played at this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival to mixed reviews,...

Here Comes The Devil to Open at The Royal This Valentine’s Day

If you haven’t heard of Adrián García Bogliano yet, you certainly will soon. The subject of the January feature at Rue Morgue Magazine, and a critically triumphant run in the Toronto International Film Festival’s Vanguard programme in 2012, Here Comes The Devil is, to...

FREEZER Available on Blu-ray and DVD January 21st

Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce the home entertainment debut of the high-stakes action thriller, FREEZER, starring Dylan McDermott (Hostages, American Horror Story) and Peter Facinelli (The Twilight saga, Nurse Jackie). The film is being directed by Emmy® Award...

Toronto Theatrical Release Announced for ANTISOCIAL

After its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, Antisocial has toured several major international genre festivals and garnered a great deal of critical acclaim. Breakthrough Entertainment proudly announced today that the film will have its...

Blood In The Snow Film Festival 2013 Lineup

There will be Blood in the Snow in Toronto at the end of the month! November 29th to December 1st will see the all-Canadian horror festival start its second year of programming. This year, TIFF has joined ranks as a community partner for the festival, presenting in...