In so many ways, 2020 has been a lost year, including the absence of greatness at the movies. True, home streaming platforms have been pumping plenty of content into our living rooms; but, for me, it has been a carousel of mundanity—more platitudinal than inspirational. Quite frankly, I wasn…

The very idea of attending a film festival is quite thrilling. The reality is terrifying. Indeed, the “idea” harkens to festivals in a now-hazy past—you know, way back in 2019. Ahh, the good old days, when nearly a million Toronto International Film Festival attendees would cue on a steamy l…

Treefort fans and cinephiles alike have a weekend to look forward to. The festival is presenting Filmfort as a hybrid event, in which movie fans can snuggle up on the couch and watch from home or attend a limited screening event at The Flicks.

I am, occasionally…. well, wrong—particularly when it comes to movies. For certain, I love the art form, immerse myself into a film’s backstory and, honest and truly, I try my best to present a cogent critique. But on more occasions than I care to count, I have been at odds with other critic…

I’ve heard that there is some good-hearted debate swirling around “meteorological spring” versus “astronomical spring.” Simply put, there are those who choose to unofficially usher spring in on March 1, while the cognoscenti are quick to remind that spring will truly arrive later this month,…

One look at the sun-kissed snowcaps around Sun Valley and one might conclude it’s all about the destination. But at the Sun Valley Film Festival, it’s truly all about the journey—particularly the journey of an emerging filmmaker.

My favorite Roger Ebert story (I have a few), dates back to the early 1990s in Toronto at what was then called “The Festival of Festivals”—a few years later it would become what is now better known as the Toronto International Film Festival. I was in the lobby of a lovely jewel box of a Toro…

The friend zone: It's a space nobody wants to be, but we've all been there. The film Like Love, which premieres at The Egyptian Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 12, is an anti-romantic/romantic comedy that tells the story of a boy caught in the friend zone and the girl that put him there. The film…

When Margot Robbie walks the red carpet this Sunday, Feb. 9, she’ll have already won. She may not take home the Supporting Actress Oscar this year (my money is on the long-overdue Laura Dern for Marriage Story); the 29-year old Marvelous Margot has already been nominated twice by the Motion …


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