Category Archives: Reviews

May 09

HOT DOCS WRAPS 2022 FESTIVAL ETERNAL SPRING TAKING BOTH ROGERS AUDIENCE AWARD AND HOT DOCS AUDIENCE AWARD; TOP THREE CANADIAN FEATURES SHARE $50K PRIZE 

Hot Docs 2022 wrapped last night, bringing 225 films from 63 countries to audiences in Toronto cinemas and across Canada online. The 11-day hybrid festival featured 318 live screenings on nine screens at four venues across the city with 223 live filmmaker Q&As, and five special extended discussions with filmmakers and special guests as part of the […]

February 17

Jessica Uberuaga &Taye Diggs, Plus Other Celebs @INCARNATION-The Montalban 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles, Premiere Tuesday February 15, 2022 Ahead Of CINEDIGM Release Fri., February 18,2022

Photo credit: Richie Son & Ray Tamarra/Soul B Photos/ShutterstockOn Tuesday,  an outdoor red carpet  ceremony was held at The Montalban  in Los Angeles,as the weather held up, but there were some scary moments of periodic rain and inclement weather. Jessica Uberuaga Looked gorgeous with her silver plunging neck line dress. Taye Diggs was styling with his cool […]

February 05

MURDERS by Paul Palango, Available-April 5, 2022

22 Murders Investigating the Massacres, Cover-up and Obstacles to Justice in Nova Scotia Paul Palango A shocking exposé of the deadliest killing spree in Canadian history, and how police tragically failed its victims and survivors.As news broke of a killer rampaging across the tiny community of Portapique, Nova Scotia, late on April 18, 2020, details […]

February 01

Artist GRIFF GALEXXZEE Drops “FACTS OVER FEELINGS”

                          GRIFF GALEXXZEE                                      drops                               “FACTS OVER FEELINGS”  GriffGalexxzee, Canadian pop/hip-hop/R&B singer songwriter and music producer dropped is new album, “Facts Over Feelings” on all music platforms.  The music video for album single“Groove” also released.  Griff has been writing and making music for himself and his fellow artists from a very young age. Growing up in Regent Park area of Toronto, Griff,a hyperactive […]

January 13

SCOUNDREL by Sarah Weinman, available February 22, 2022

Scoundrel How a convicted murderer persuaded the women who loved him, the conservative establishment and the courts to set him free    Sarah Weinman A true-crime masterpiece, this is a story of wrongful exoneration about killer Edgar Smith and the prominent crusaders who fell prey to his charm. Having spent almost half his lifetime in California’s […]

December 20

 BEYOND THE INFINITE 2 MINUTES opens in theatres January 7

12th Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival Audience Award Winner41st FantaFestival Golden Bat for Best Film Winner17th Fantaspoa Best Director and Audience Award Winner25th BIFAN NETPAC Award Winner 3rd Fantasmagoria Best Script Winner25th Fantasia Best Asian Film Winner BEYOND THE INFINITE 2 MINUTES Opens in theatres across Canada JANUARY 7 Toronto – CarltonVancouver – VancityMontreal – Cinema ModerneOttawa – MayfairCalgary – Globe Cinema (Jan 8 only) SYNOPSISKato […]

December 06

Allen Stone@Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto-Thurs., December 2,2021

 By Wayne Baggs For me, the hardest gig to pull off for a performer, solo on a stage. It’s you and the audience. No fall backs, no breaks for drum solos. Allen had the Phoenix crowd right from the start, never letting them go. His fans sang along to every song. Can this guy sing, […]

December 05

THE KING OF COOL@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Tues., Nov.30th, 2021

Who is really The “King of Cool?” Steve McQueen or Dean Martin? In this documentary, it declares Dean Martin. “King of Cool dives deep into Martin’s life through never-before-seen archival footage including his time with Jerry Lewis, his movies, his TV Variety Show and Roasts. Interviews with friends, family and primarily one of his daughters-Deana […]

December 05

”SCREAM”IS ONLY IN THEATRES JANUARY 14, 2022

From Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group LEGACY CAST CHARACTER POSTERS AVAILABLE NOW! POSTERS AVAILABLE FOR NEVE CAMPBELL AS SIDNEY PRESCOTT, COURTENEY COX AS GALE WEATHERS AND DAVID ARQUETTE AS DEWEY RILEY DOWNLOAD THE CHARACTER POSTERS HERE: https://webmaster.paramountpictures.com/us/m/bdgbbc/scream And tune in tomorrow, December 4, beginning at 3:30PM PT/ 6:30PM ET for an exclusive Scream CCXP panel at […]

November 25

CLEMENT VIRGO TO DIRECT  ‘BLACK CYCLONE’, A New Feature Drama About The Remarkable Life And Career Of The Bicycle Racer “Major” Taylor.

FEATURE DRAMA ABOUT LEGENDARY CYCLIST ‘MAJOR’ TAYLOR MINDS EYE ENTERTAINMENT TO PRODUCE Multiple award winning director, Clement Virgo (The Book of Negroes, Billions, The Get Down, Lie with Me, Poor Boy’s Game), will direct Black Cyclone, a new feature drama about the remarkable life and career of the bicycle racer “Major” Taylor. Inspired by the remarkable […]

November 24

Reel Asian International Film Festival 2021

By Sally Warburton Film Festivals are back!…. Although not fully… The Opening Ceremony was in person at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema but the rest of the films were online. Opening Night on Wednesday, November 10th was the screening of the film ISLANDS. The in-person screening guests included director Martin Edralin, Producer Priscilla Galvez plus […]

November 10

THE ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS AT MASSEY HALL Featuring Billy Talent, The Sheepdogs, Ron Sexsmith, Alex Lifeson, Jully Black, Tyler Shaw, Sloan, William Prince, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Jake Clemons, Men Without Hats, Pursuit of Happiness, Theo Tams, Beverly Mahood, Georgia Harmer and Choir, Choir, Choir.

THE ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS AT MASSEY HALL Featuring Billy Talent, The Sheepdogs, Ron Sexsmith, Alex Lifeson, Jully Black, Tyler Shaw, Sloan, William Prince, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Jake Clemons, Men Without Hats, Pursuit of Happiness, Theo Tams, Beverly Mahood, Georgia Harmer and Choir, Choir, Choir. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 Concert in support of CAMH Gifts of […]

November 09

Omar El Akkad wins the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize

By Wayne Baggs It was a red carpet ceremony for the 28th Annual Award gala for The Giller Prize. Omar El Akkad was named the winner of the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel, What Strange Paradise, The announcement was made at a black-tie dinner and award ceremony hosted by poet, artist and performer […]

October 27

A Star In Colombia! CAROLINA LOPEZ Brings Fire to the Dancefloor with “El Latin Dance”

Watch “El Latin Dance (Official)” via YouTube Here Sometimes, all it takes is an invitation to get out on the dancefloor, and there’s no turning one down from Carolina Lopez, who keeps it muy caliente with this, her new single “El Latin Dance” — available now! A little bit of Cumbia mixed with a driving […]

October 16

MELANIE DURRANT Brings The Voice  With New Single “BAIT & SWITCH”

MELANIE DURRANT  Brings The Voice  “BAIT & SWITCH”  Award-winning, Canadian R&B singer Melanie Durrant released her new single and music video, “Bait & Switch.” The soulful artist brings her signature edge to “Bait & Switch” produced by Mo’Jointz and CedSolo.  Durrant takes on relationship struggles, the raw honesty of the pain and the joy with the artists vulnerability on full display.  In the “Bait & Switch” video, directed by Toronto director […]