Film & TV

FILM: It Follows (2015)

November 22, 2015

Like many people around Halloween, I decided to watch a horror movie to commemorate the event. Directed by David Robert Mitchell, It Follows centres around a carefree teenager named Jay who has contracted a curse from her boyfriend Hugh that… Continue Reading

FILM: Room (2015)

November 22, 2015

I am going to preface this review by stating that I went into this film knowing almost nothing about it, which is an achievement, considering how easy it is to merely know a thing these days. This was quite a… Continue Reading

FILM: The Martian (2015)

November 22, 2015

The Martian is not just another space movie. It poses an important question: do we love Matt Damon enough to watch him monologue for two and a half hours? The answer: yes. Yes, we do. Damon plays Mark Watney, an… Continue Reading

FILM: Spectre (2015)

November 12, 2015

A license to kill is also a license to not kill. – M Spectre follows James Bond, Britain’s number one secret agent, as he goes AWOL to investigate a mystery that has ties to his childhood. The plot unfolds in… Continue Reading

FILM: Rites of Spring (2011)

October 30, 2015

  Rites of Spring is a slasher movie cloaked in the guise of a crime film that would have been more enjoyable if it dropped the horror aspect. The movie, directed by Padraig Reynolds – who has done nothing of… Continue Reading

FILM: Sicario (2015)

October 26, 2015

“You’re asking me how the watch is made. For now, just keep your eye on the time.” – Alejandro Sicario is a thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. The script by… Continue Reading

Anime Reviews

First episode reviews for the Fall 2015 season

October 26, 2015

This fall has brought along many good things. The changes in the colours of the leaves, pumpkin spice in drinks, but most importantly the best thing to come with this turn of season is the release of a new season… Continue Reading

FILM: Hellions (2015)

October 26, 2015

Hellions is a Canadian horror film, by director Bruce McDonald (Pontypool), that contributes to the child horror-cycle as well as invoking the spirit of pregnancy horror like Rosemary’s Baby and Grace. Set on Halloween night, teenage Dora Vogel (Chloe Rose)… Continue Reading

FILM: Borgman (2013)

October 16, 2015

Dutch director Alex Can Warmerdam’s Borgman is a twisted, dreamlike film in which “evil” comes to stay in a suburban home. Nominated for the Palme d’Or – the highest award – at Cannes Film Festival in 2013, Borgman is a… Continue Reading

FILM: Minority Report (2002)

October 09, 2015

Disclaimer: This review is of the movie and not the recent FOX show. In fact, I decided to do this as kind of an apology to the movie on account of the show being quite a let down. “Careful, Chief…. Continue Reading

FILM: Hyena Road (2015)

October 09, 2015

Presenters at the opening night of the Atlantic Film Festival described “Hyena Road” as providing Canadians, at long last, with their own war myth. Watching the movie forces you to consider: do we want one? “Hyena Road” follows a group… Continue Reading

FILM: Goodnight Mommy (2014)

October 09, 2015

Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh) is an Austrian-German film by first time directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. The film adds to the recent horror-cycle of child-based films such as Belgium’s Cub (2014) and Australian-Canadian The Babadook (2014). The… Continue Reading

Film: Night of the Demons (1988)

October 03, 2015

Night of the Demons is the first in a trilogy – and one remake – of horror films set in the possessed Hull House, each one taking place on Halloween night. In each film, a group of party-goers decide that,… Continue Reading