The Raid 2 April 16

The Raid 2: Berandal

Written, directed, and co-edited by Gareth Evans, The Raid 2: Berandal is the sequel to his 2011 film The Raid: Redemption that introduced the world to Iko Uwais. In Redemption, Uwais played a rookie cop who survived a botched raid against a drug lord. Picking up two hours after the events of the first film, […]

Beyond Clueless April 14

10 Hot Tickets at Hot Docs

It is hard to believe that we are only 10 days away from the start of Hot Docs, the largest documentary film festival in the world. Hot Docs has screened many award-winning and highly revered films over the years. Films such as The Cove, Inocente, Cutie and the Boxer, The Queen of Versailles, Senna, The […]

Storytime April 13

Shorts Spotlight: ‘Storytime’, directed by Terry Gilliam

The works of Terry Gilliam need no introduction! This is especially true for Storytime, one of the director’s earliest short films. Featuring three humorous animated segments – “Don the Cockroach”, “The Albert Einstein Story” and “The Christmas Card” – this short just leaves you in a happy mood. Although I already featured two others short […]

One Man's Loss April 12

Shorts Spotlight: One Man’s Loss, directed by Philip Sansom

Keeping with the theme of karma in the works of director Philip Sansom, today’s short film is One Man’s Loss. It is a tale of how a homeless man’s fortune changes in the most unexpected way when he steps on a piece of glass outside an arguing couple’s apartment. While not as visually inventive as […]

Black hole April 11

Shorts Spotlight: ‘The Black Hole’, directed by Philip Sansom and Olly Williams

Sometimes it is a simple premise that offers the best results. The Black Hole is a perfect example of this. The story involves a sleep deprived office worker who accidentally photocopies a “Black Hole”. As a whole new world of possibilities open up, the worker’s greed grows exponentially as well. In a span of three […]

The Fifth Element April 10

My Marriage Viewed Through Film

Four years ago today, I married a woman whose love and continual support has been an instrumental part of my film loving obsession in recent years. Although not a film buff, my wife has always encouraged all of my film related activities. Whether I am taking in film festivals, or spending far too much time […]


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