Although I’ve seen my share of comedies at AFIFEST Presented by Audi, it seems that film festivals often show darker films than many people are used to. That is in part because they are made not so much to sell tickets to a large audience as to bring a story to life that the filmmaker… [Read More]
Directed by Ryan Boyko, That Never Happened reveals the story of Canada’s first national internment operations between 1914-1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in internment camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records… [Read More]
Directed by Ryan Boyko, That Never Happened: Canada’s First National Internment Operations reveals the story of Canada’s first national internment operations between 1914 – 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in internment camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of their heritage…. [Read More]
In 2014 ISIS declared that the Yazidis (a religious minority in northern Iraq) should be eliminated. They set out on a genocidal spree in which over 5000 people were killed in a few weeks and over 7000 women and children were captured and forced into sexual slavery and child soldiering.
tldr version Jordan Peterson and Russell Brand both see a current crisis and both see it as primarily “spiritual” however, for each, there are issues when it comes to how *truth* and “spirituality” relate and how they relate is vital bit longer version fanboying i love me some Peterson and Brand always generally dug Brand’s… [Read More]
I began Tuesday by watching Cardinals, a film directed by Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley that was the Canadian Spotlight film on Friday night, . It is the story of a woman who has returned home after years in prison after being convicted of killing her neighbor in a drunk driving accident. But soon the… [Read More]
“Modernity is killing me.” The 1960s were a time of momentous change. We remember much of the social upheaval, but we often forget what major shifts happened in the church. As a bishop says in The Passion of Augustine, “Everything is moving too fast. Modernism is attacking us on all fronts: Vatican II, loss of… [Read More]
“The whole of life, already framed, right there.” It’s hard to assign Maudie to any one genre. Certainly it qualifies as biography. But it is also a bit of art history. It’s an inspirational story of finding success and happiness against terrible odds. And at its heart it is a love story—but not the kind… [Read More]
Caution: This documentary review contains spoilers. (Yes, you read that correctly.) Directed by Sarah Polley, The Stories We Tell, in some ways, is the rarest of documentaries: that where the filmmaker turns the camera on themselves. In a revealing examination of her family history, Polley explores the period in her life when she discovered that… [Read More]
Fans of mild slapstick will be attracted to Lost in Paris. It is the work of Belgian comedy team of Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon. They bring a burlesque visual sensibility to their work.