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  • Netflix movie, Hold the Dark, to shoot in Alberta with director Jeremy Saulnier

    Netflix movie, Hold the Dark, to shoot in Alberta with director Jeremy Saulnier

    One of American independent cinema’s hottest new filmmakers is set to direct a Netflix movie in Alberta. Jeremy Saulnier, best known for directing thrillers Blue Ruin and Green Room, will be at the helm for an adaptation of William Giraldi’s bestselling novel Hold the Dark. The production will be based out of Calgary and cameras are set […]
  • Town Talk: Vern Bethel's 'secret compound' holds many collector cars

    Town Talk: Vern Bethel's 'secret compound' holds many collector cars

    Thousands of car collectors attended the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week. Fewer discovered False Creek Automotive principal Vern Bethel’s “secret compound” in Vancouver, where the 40-car lineup includes his own McLaughlin Buick convertible limousine, hand-built for the 1939 royal visit to Canada.
  • Part of Donald Trump’s inauguration speech sounded a lot like Batman villain Bane

    Part of Donald Trump’s inauguration speech sounded a lot like Batman villain Bane

    Bane, of course, being the primary villain in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, as played by Tom Hardy with the distinctive voice of a muzzled wolf trapped in a submarine
  • T'Cha Dunlevy: A look back at the year in Quebec cinema

    T'Cha Dunlevy: A look back at the year in Quebec cinema

    Noteworthy filmmakers include Xavier Dolan, Denis Villeneuve, Kim Nguyen, Philippe Falardeau, Jean-Marc Vallée, Anne Émond and Wiebke von Carolsfeld
  • Ken Russell Dies at 84

    Ken Russell Dies at 84

    It’s often said that genius requires a bit of madness. That’s not a particularly useful cliche, unless you’re listening to a Roky Erikson album or attempting to explain a meat-locker full of hitchhikers as an art project. But when it comes to the films of Ken Russell, it’s as good an explanation as any. The […]
  • Jonathan Frid, the original Dark Shadows vampire has died

    Jonathan Frid, the original Dark Shadows vampire has died

    Jonathan Frid, 87, who played a 200-year old vampire named Barnabas Collins on the supernatural soap opera, Dark Shadows, died Friday, April 13 in a hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. The TV show ran from 1966 to 1971. Johnny Depp plays Barnabas Collins in a Dark Shadows, movie directed by Tim Burton, scheduled to be released […]
  • Movie review: Anne Émond's Nelly circles its tragic protagonist

    Movie review: Anne Émond's Nelly circles its tragic protagonist

    Mylène Mackay delivers a towering performance in the biopic, portraying four distinct incarnations of Nelly Arcan.
  • Montreal documentary filmmaker, activist Magnus Isacsson's voice silenced

    Montreal documentary filmmaker, activist Magnus Isacsson's voice silenced

    Montreal documentary filmmaker and activist Magnus Isacsson was a crusader for justice and for the little guy. His unflinching films tackled Aboriginal rights, the homeless, politics, protest and more. Isacsson’s voice was silenced Thursday night when he succumbed to a battle with cancer. “Magnus’s death is a great loss to the entire Quebec documentary film […]
  • Anne Émond and Mylène Mackay approach Nelly Arcan from every angle

    Anne Émond and Mylène Mackay approach Nelly Arcan from every angle

    The biopic Nelly takes an impressionistic path in exploring the Quebec prostitute-turned-bestselling author’s troubled life.
  • B.C. film industry players betting good times won't be Trumped

    B.C. film industry players betting good times won't be Trumped

    B.C.’s film and TV production industry have wrapped what looks to be a record year in 2016, fuelled in large part by global demand for content to fill new online streaming services. That surge looks to continue in 2017, with the only note of uncertainty being the role of Donald Trump as the new president of […]
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