Film

Montreal International Black Film Festival

 

The 13th annual Montreal International Black Film Festival will be held from September 27 to October 1, 2017. It features 66 films from 25 countries; created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, Canada’s biggest black film festival returns for a breathtaking 13th year that promises to be inspiring, shocking, entertaining, moving, thought-provoking, and surprising. The program features international and North American films as well as Quebec premieres, an MIBFF Black Market space dedicated to the cinema 


"Brigsby Bear" Delights Lightly

Brigsby Bear is a comedy about a man in his thirties who learns that the only people he’s ever known, his loving parents, are actually two criminals who kidnapped him as a baby and brainwashed him into believing the outside world was (literally) toxic. His favorite TV show and the target of his obsessive fanboyism, the hilariously surreal lo-fi production Brigsby Bear, is really a propaganda tool created by his fake father, played by Mark Hammill (who is a joy, although not overburdened with things to do in the film).


Fantasia 2017: Week 3 - The Final Lap

Normally, by the final week of the Fantasia Film Festival, I am trying to catch up on everything that I have missed in a long marathon run of the festival. Sadly, with work and the real world being a demise to my film viewings, I only got around to seeing two viewings. These are probably the two biggest Hollywood fare films that the festival offered up this year.

Atomic Blonde


Fantasia 2017: Week 2 - The Midnight Run

The start of the second week of the Fantasia Film Festival, brings in the rhythmic pacing of trying to squeeze in as many movies as you can. This is not the final marathon, however I have tried my best to map out my run with screeners and theatre viewings. The theatre viewings are varied between the Fantasia setting, and the big multiplex for the big releases. As previously stated, I would like to see most of the documentary films that the festival has to offer as a core concentration. 

Darkland


Fantasia 2017: Week 1 - The Brisk Jog

Week one of the Fantasia Film Festival for me is more of a brisk jog. Trying to allocate my time for work, social conventions of television viewing parties, and other festivals seemed to get in the way of an avid movie watcher as myself. However, I found the time to catch a few screenings. Here is a quick rundown of this first week of cinema extravaganza. 

 

A Ghost Story


Fantasia 2017: Beat the Heat and Grab a Seat

The 21st edition of the Fantasia Film Festival is back this year from July 13, 2017 until August 2, 2017. The genre-centric film festival is a great way to beat the heat and be entertained at the same time. There are 160 features and 300 shorts from more than 40 countries being presented.


The 2017 Oscar Nominated Films – Strongly Held Opinions, and Weakly Held Predictions

Tomorrow, the Academy will congratulate (arguably) the best in film at the 89th Academy Awards, widely known as the Oscars. Tess McCrea takes a close look at the most anticipated movies nominated for the Best Picture prize at the prestigious ceremony, and lets us know what she thinks of each of the five films—as well as her predictions as to how the night will go.

 

5. Hacksaw Ridge


At the Movies Review on Location - Moonlight

At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds) is starting a new segment called At The Movies Review On Location. In this episode, Remi and Brendon review the film Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins. Considered one of the most talked about films of this past year, the movie tackles race identity and sexuality, which is more than Richard Linklater's Boyhood was ever able to achieve. In addition, Remi reflects upon films of the year based on true stories, such as Sully, Snowden, and The Birth of a Nation.


Annual Golden Ticket Award 2017!

In this third year of the time-honoured tradition, At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds) celebrates the best in cinema with the Annual Golden Ticket Award 2017. Voting is now open until March 6th. The winners will be announced live on the air Tuesday March 7th during At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds) from 8-9 am.  Good luck to all the nominees! 

Vote for drama nominees here.

Vote for musical, comedy and specialty here


At the Movies Fantasia Recap - Week 3!

The Final Lap

On the last day of the 20th edition of the Fantasia Film Festival, I knew that it was time to hustle as many films in as possible. Even though I am in the rookie number of films viewed this year, I am content with every film the festival has bestowed upon my eyes. I hoped to participate in four screenings on the last day.


At the Movies Fantasia Recap - Week Two!

Remi Long Run

This three-week period is already taken it's toll on me as I struggle to gain every morsel of relaxation and shut eye. However, I enter the Fantasia marathon this week (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) and hope to get in two or three films per day. What can I say to myself as I find my inter movie geek strength. Chin up Scotty! You're going to get beamed into the world of Fantasia.


At the Movies Fantasia Recap - Week One!

Fantasia 2016

During the first week of Fantasia, the real world hindered my abilities to run the Fantasia marathon, best sprinted by Satty (Shibuya Crossing) and Angelica (BVST). I did participate in two screenings, though!


King Dave

Directed by Daniel Grou

King Dave is based on a play by Alexandre Goyett. Director Daniel Grou (Podz) has kept the integrity of the production, as the hour and forty minutes is filmed in the style of a long single shot with a natural edit as we move from scene to scene. The audience follows Dave (Alexandre Goyette) on his misadventures and chance encounters that normally racially or violently charged, and meet a violent or abrupt ending. Dave spews with passion his inner character monologues to the audience, as the fourth wall is broken. There are only brief seconds where Dave comes back to the scene to interact with the characters of the act.


Fantasia 2016: Third Time's the Charm

This my third time attending the Fantasia Film Festival, one of the crème de la crèmes of genre cinema. It is also the 20th anniversary of the festival. I have seen the triumphs of films like Boyhood, Frank, Tangerine, and Cop Car have been my past favourites of Fantasia. I was so excited for this festival reveal that I got up at 4 AM, 5:30 AM, and 6 AM when my alarm finally went off, even though the press conference was only at 11 AM. The festival has over 130 diverse features from North America and around the globe.


The Neon Demon: Disturbingly Beautiful

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

There have been films in the past that have unravelled the Los Angeles dream myth, and that show the seedy darkness that encapsulates the city of glitz and glamour.


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