Film

At the Movies Interview With Katharine Setzer About the 34th Image + Nation Film Festival

The Image + Nation film festival, Canada’s first LGBT2SQ+ film festival and pioneering platform of queer stories, goes hybrid across Quebec for its 34th edition from Nov. 18 to 28 with a roster of in-cinema and virtual screenings to offer loyal and new audiences a taste of the best and brightest queer cinema of the year. More information can be found here.


At the Movies Takes a Look at Mogul Mowgli

After the exceptional Sound of Metal from director Darius Marder, Mogul Mowgli seems as if it can follow the same path to be one of the best films of the year - with another great performance from Riz Ahmed.


Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman Review

Content Warning: Discussions of True Crime. Reader Discretion is advised.


From Left To Right: Chad Michael Murray as Ted Bundy in Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman, the real life Ted Bundy in a police mugshot, Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in the Netflix film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

There has always been a fascination with the true crime story genre. We have already seen Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in the Netflix Original film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, where Efron was praised for his acting taking on a serious role stepping away from his High School Musical days. 


Fantasia Week Two: A Weekly Recap of The Genre Film Festival

*Please note that one of the films deals with subjects of substance abuse and suicide. Reader discretion is strongly advised. 


Fantasia Week One: A Weekly Recap of The Genre Film Festival

Once again, this year I am taking part in the virtual portion of the Fantasia Film Festival due to the circumstances. However, I am happy to see the theatrical component of the festival come back this year because there is nothing like a Fantasia audience for a film premiere. Quite honestly it is the only way to truly appreciate the festival in a room of other genre film lovers while keeping everyone safe under the current guidelines. In my theatrical experience the film that I got to see seemed lost amongst the audience I saw it with, and I ponder how it played out among the Fantasia audience. 
 

Fantasia 2021: The Premier Film Festival Heads Back to Theatres, Even Though It Never Left

Nothing stood in the way of the Fantasia International Film Festival - not even a pandemic. Last year the festival was a success through a virtual rendition. This year the milestone 25th edition will find the fine balance of the in person experience, while following the government guidelines still in place (a virtual edition will also be available this year). Running from Aug. 5 - Aug.


Preview: Shiva Baby from Director Emma Seligman, a Pitting Comedy

Shiva Baby from director Emma Seligman can be best described as a dark comedy in the similar vein to the cult comedy Death at a Funeral. After meeting her soon-to-be sugar daddy Max (Danny Deferrari), college graduate Danielle (Rachel Sennott) rushes to meet her neurotic parents for a family shiva.


Preview: New Film Like a House on Fire from Montreal director Jesse Noah Klein

Like a House on Fire is a new film from Montreal director Jesse Noah Klein, starring Sarah Sutherland (Veep) and Quebec singer Hubert Lenoir. Dara (Sarah Sutherland) returns home after a two year absence to connect with her husband and her daughter. However, things are not what they seem. There is a new woman in the household who is seven months pregnant with Dara’s husband’s baby and her daughter does not seem to recognize her anymore. The film then becomes a story of a woman’s struggle to regain control of her old life. 


At The Movies Race to the Oscars (Audio) Review: Promising Young Woman

The following film being reviewed deals with mature subject matter like sexual assault and viewer discretion is strongly advised before viewing.


Metal My Movie: Guardians of The Galaxy

A group of misfit criminals come together to save the world alongside an awesome soundtrack that rocks. If this sounds like an awesome Metal My Movie segment, you are correct. It is also the premise of Marvel Studio’s Guardians of The Galaxy, directed by James Gunn. Unlike the classic Marvel heroes archetype, the Guardians are seen more as the anti-heroes that must put aside their differences and personalities to save the universe. As well it’s the first time that the music not only revolved around the score by Tyler Bates, but most notably a soundtrack jam-packed with rock tunes and nostalgia.

Metal My Movie: Donnie Darko

 
Donnie Darko, the cult classic film from director Richard Kelly, is currently celebrating its 20-year anniversary. What might have been seen as the mythos about the American Suburb being a great place to live gets subverted into a supernatural gothic tale complete with a Nostradamus plot set in the 80’s. The soundtrack has more of a rock somber mood, as Michael Andrews provides the somber score and isn’t afraid to punch up a scene with some synth loops to give the film its atmosphere.
 

Taking a Look at Upcoming Film My Salinger Year

My Salinger Year from director Philippe Falardeau was a success at last year’s closing screening for the Festival du nouveau cinéma. The film has continued on a successful run of festival circuits to much critical acclaim. My Salinger Year comes out in theatres, where open, and streaming services this Friday, March 5.


Metal My Movie - Her Smell

Metal My Movie: Her Smell (Dir. Alex Ross Perry
Content warning // mentions of self-harm
 

(Interview) Plein(S) Écran(s) film festival General Director Catherine Légaré-Pelletier discusses this year's festival

Remi interviews Catherine Légaré-Pelletier about this year's edition of the Plein(S) Écran(s) film festival and the future of short feature films in the streaming platform age. More information about this year’s festival (taking place from January 13th-24th) can be found here.

Remi and Danny host At The Movies, which can be heard every Tuesday morning from 8:00 - 9:00AM. Tune in for discussions about movies, soundtracks, and iconic film scores. At The Movies also covers film festivals that are located in Montreal.


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