Filmmaker and actor Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers had an unusual and profoundly moving experience on the street in Vancouver, an experience that opened her eyes to her own naivete and sense of power. She created a continuously shot feature based on the experience called 'The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open.' Tailfeathers teamed up with award director Kathleen Hepburn and … [Read more...] about Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers team up for ‘The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open’
Toronto native, composer Howard Shore made good scoring some of the most prestigious films in modern times, including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies among eighty films. He’s worked closely with Martin Scorsese and David Cronenberg and “scored” three Academy Awards for his work on the first LOTR trilogy as well as three Golden Globes and four Grammy awards. … [Read more...] about Composer Howard Shore talks ‘Song of Names’
A bittersweet movie event this holiday season, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker the last of the original Skywalker saga winds up decades of sci-fi enchantment and for many deep childhood memories. The late Carrie Fisher has a sizeable nostalgic role as General Leia some scenes involving her daughter Billie Lourd, shattering. The film is emphatically inclusive and … [Read more...] about Does Star Wars Rise to the Occasion? Cats Out of the Bag, a Newsroom Bombshell, a Brazilian Think Piece, Get Your Wisting On, and You Too Can Own The Lighthouse. Settle in for the Season with Us.
Terrence Malick carves out a new path in A Hidden Life, abandoning mystical Americana to tell the harsh true story of Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl) a pacifist living in Nazi-occupied Austria who risked his life and his family’s welfare to defend his non-violent beliefs. He refused to fight for reasons clear to us now, while his fellow townsfolk worshipped, or were seen to … [Read more...] about Terrence Malick Leaves His Beloved America To Make A WWII Drama, Clint Eastwood’s True Story of The Security Guard Who Saved Lives During The 1996 Atlantic Olympics Bombing Only to Be Vilified by The Media, Canadian Filmmaker’s Grace Note The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open And You Can Own Downton Abbey!
Toronto born cousins Robbie and Stephen Ammel joined forces with director Jeff Chan to make a feature-length version of their hit 2016 short film Code 8. Set in the troubling world of Lincoln City (Toronto) they are relegated to the fringes of society because they have special superpowers and because they are feared. The superpower subclass suffers from poverty, joblessness … [Read more...] about Robbie Amell talks crowd-funded film ‘Code 8’