Force Majeure October 30

Force Majeure

Set within the lush backdrop of the French Alps, director Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure is a fascinating study of a family relationship on the brink of collapse. On a much needed vacation, Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli), her workaholic husband Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke) and their kids (Clara Wettergren and Vincent Wettergren) have dedicated five days of […]

The Shining 2 October 29

Talking Music in Horror on the Film Jive Podcast

Music is an essential aspect to many of the great horror films. To celebrate Halloween, the Film Jive podcast invited nearly twenty film bloggers and podcasters to share their favourite moments of music in horror movies. Looking at the great roster of guests they managed to pull together, I am humbled to even be asked […]

After Dark - The Babadook October 28

TAD 2014: The Babadook

Arriving on a stunning wave of critical praise, expectations for Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook were undeniably raised. Boosting buzz that hailed it as the scariest film of the year, many came from far and wide looking for a good jolt of fear. Due to the insane level of hype the film no doubt divided the […]

imagineNATIVE - Among Ravens October 27

imagineNATIVE: Among Ravens

In Among Ravens the territorial and scared nature of birds serves as metaphor for the characters within the film. Our guide through this forest of human emotion is Joey (Johnny Sequoyah), a precocious young girl who lives with her mother Wendy (Amy Smart) and stepdad Ellis (Joshua Leonard). Keeping with their 4th of July tradition, […]

After Dark - Let Us Prey October 27

TAD 2014: Let Us Prey

Game of Thrones’ star Liam Cunningham gets to indulge in his darker side in Let Us Prey, an entertaining homage to the 80s genre films that the likes of John Carpenter use to make. In the film Cunningham plays a mysterious stranger, only known as Six, who appears on the outskirts of a small town. […]

After Dark -Time Lapse 2 October 26

TAD 2014: Time Lapse

In the world of science fiction, it is often forgotten that sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. Take Bradley King’s feature film debut Time Lapse for example. Despite being a tale revolving around time travel, the film rarely gets bogged down with the science at its core. In fact, King is so trusting […]

A White Day October 25

imagineNATIVE: A White Day

The cold desolate Siberian landscape can be both a place of beauty and a place of terror. In Michail Lukachevskvi’s thriller A White Day, the nighttime air is not the only thing that provides chills. Documenting how one seemingly harmless decision can have devastating ramifications, Lukachevskvi’s film has a rather novel premise. The story revolves […]

After Dark - Kumiko 2 October 24

TAD 2014: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

The Coen Brothers are notorious for their liberal interpretation of “based on a true story”. The best example can be found in the 1996 gem Fargo, a film that opens with a stark message claiming that the crime tale was inspired by a true event. It is obvious to most that it was indeed a […]

TIFF-Trick or Treaty October 24

imagineNATIVE: Trick or Treaty?

In Alanis Obomsawin’s provocative documentary Trick or Treaty? a dark moment in Canadian history as the ramification of the century old Treaty 9 is exposed. The 1905 treaty was established between the Canadian government and the First Nations communities within Northern Ontario. The treaty was designed in a way that the First Nations people relinquished […]

After Dark - Predestination October 23

TAD 2014: Predestination

Time travel tales tend to have very particular rules: you must avoid running into your past self, limit unnecessary contact with others, and do not take anything back with you to the present. Often even the smallest of actions could have severe ramifications for the future. Based on the 1960 short story All You Zombies […]

This May Be the Last Time 2 October 23

imagineNATIVE: This May Be the Last Time

In Sterlin Harjo’s beautifully shot documentary the serene stillness of the Mississippi River is given an ominous feel. Considered the river of death by the indigenous community living nearby, the river has become a symbol of grief. Tales of disappearances and hardships have flowed deeper than the depths of the river itself. The grim and […]

What We Do in the Shadows 2 October 22

imagineNATIVE: What We Do in the Shadows

Life as a vampire is not as glamorous as it appears on the surface. They may no longer be real people, but they still have real problems. Besides struggling to keep up with the advancements of the modern world, there are also domestic issues to deal with. For example, how does one convince a vampire […]

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