Walk All Over Me

A quirky film about an accidental dominatrix, some Quebéquois gangsters, and a fluffy little tale of robbery set in the mean streets of the Vancouver suburbs. Sobiesky plays a girl forced to leave her hockey playing boyfriend to crash in the swank pad of her former baby sitter. She soon discovers the nocturnal S&M-ployment of […]

Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead

Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawk bring their A-game to this wonderful caper/character piece by veteran Director Lumet. Cut together in a masterful back-and-forth of time, slipping in and out of chronological order in a way that never feels forced or precious, this is a wonderful example to younger filmmakers about how tastefully such fragmented […]

Shake Hands with the Devil

Romeo Dellaire experiences in Rwanda have proven to be fodder for a diverse, multimedia examination over the last several years. First came the autobiography, a confessional of his demons and the horrors that he witnessed. Secondly came the extraordinary documentary of the same name, where he returns to the scenes of the crimes he witnessed, […]

La Citadelle Assiégée

One of the pleasures of any serious film festival is that you’ll encounter films from all over the world. It becomes easier with time to note particularities about certain films from certain countries. France certainly isn’t some hidden treasure of cinematic charm, its contributions to the cinematic art are obviously as established as any country […]

Encounters at the End of the World

Yet another brilliant film from Werner Herzog, this one seeing him give a warts-and-all look at the continent of Antarctica. His dry narration is as inquisitive and sarcastic as ever, pointedly referencing more pedestrian looks at South pole, mere “penguin” movies designed to show a pristine environment as some form of pretty exoticism. The encounters […]

Chacun Son Cinema

The Cannes festival commissioned 33 films from some of the world’s most renowned and respected filmmakers to craft their take on the nature of cinema. This mish-mash of styles can be quite energizing when done well, with each small film playing off one another in a collision of ideas. Unfortunately, only a few films step […]