Category Archives: Reviews

February 17

Human Rights Violations in International Sport Category:Woman A film written and directed by Emmy-Nominated Canadian Filmmaker and Olympian Phyllis Ellis

World Broadcast Premiere on International Women’s Day March 8, 2023, 9:00pm EST on TVO Repeats March 12, 10:00pmavailable to stream across Canada on TVO Today ( YouTube, smart TV services, and the TVO Today mobile app  Category:Woman TRAILERAward-winning filmmaker and Canadian Olympian, Phyllis Ellis delivers a damning exploration of “sex testing,” a deceptive and harmful practice in international […]

February 04

80 For Brady@The Varsity Cinema-Wed.,Feb.1st,2023

By Steph C. 80 For Brady is a sports comedy that tells a story of four best friends who go on an epic adventure to the 2017 Super Bowl to see their idol Tom Brady play. Starring iconic actresses Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field, these four besties are New England Patriots […]

January 30

125,000 Streams In A Week! Regina, SK’s Pop Maestro nasmore Greets You With “Welcome To The Hell”

“Welcome To The Hell” Spotify Website Hell has never sounded this good. “Welcome To The Hell,” the new single by the eclectic Regina, SK-based pop maestro known as nasmore, taps into his unique sonic formula: an amalgam of stadium rock, goth-industrial textures, modern R&B and cinematic scores. Like most nasmore singles, it’s a collaboration. Returning to […]

January 29

Hugh’s Room Live presents Albert Lee with Kate Taylor @The El Mocambo – Thurs., Jan. 26th, 2023

By Franklin Lau Guitar virtuoso Albert Lee was on stage at the legendary El Mocambo. Lee put together an incredible show on Thursday night, and the 79 year young musician was in fine form from the start of show to the encore. Opening up and to kick off the concert was American singer-songwriter, Kate Taylor. […]

January 28

The Reklaws@History-Friday, January 27, 2023 

By Sally Warburton and Photography By Franklin Lau Country music is alive and well in Toronto! And the proof was Friday night at History music venue on Queen Street East when The Reklaws made their stop on their Canada-wide tour. Sold out concert! Ontario born Brother and sister duo Jenna and Stuart Walker are well […]

January 28

Karma Isn’t Just A Young Person’s Game: 66-Year-Old Mark Wihlidal Releases Scathing “You And Me” About Life and Love

“You And Me” YouTube and Spotify Facebook Fed up with lies from his partner, Oshawa, ON singer/songwriter Mark Wihlidal puts his faith in Karma on his new single “You and Me,” following his joyous debut single, “Life Can Be A Mystery” released in July 2022. Both songs were written and recorded collaboratively with his band, Mark Wihlidal and […]

January 27

Halifax Rock Band The Flakes Releases New Single and EP “PINK JETSTREAM”

WAVs, MP3s, Photos, Bio and All Assets Here “Pink Jetstream” YouTube and Spotify Bandcamp From the ashes of a band called Glass Atlas would rise the jet-fueled sound of The Flakes; founded in 2017 by guitarist Adam Sweeney and drummer Kyle Merson, they’ve been on a rampage since they hit the scene. In 2018, the band would be accompanied by […]

January 27

Vancouver’s Persian Powerhouse Tissa Rahim Debuts Soulful Acoustic Retelling of Heartbreak In “Done, Done, Done” 

“Done, Done, Done” Spotify Website Powerful vocals accompanied by heartfelt acoustic expressions are what make Vancouver’s Tissa Rahim’s newest single, “Done, Done, Done” such a gem. Tissa’s emotional dumping about a one-way relationship comes off as an authentic and empowering anthem as a slew of seasoned musicians paint the canvas for a soulful retelling.  Featuring Berlin’s […]

January 26

Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Marks 21st Year Featuring Sultans of String, Gary Kendall Band, Anne Lindsay & MORE

Friday February 24th will stream 8:00 – 10:30 PMONLINE Sunday February 25th – LIVE 1 PM – 10 PM Sunday February 26th – LIVE 1 PM – 10 PM After two years of an online-only hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, Toronto’s annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is back IRL, baby, for its 21stAnniversary! The festival, which features a change […]

January 26

Quebec’s Bilingual Folk/Roots Group JABBOUR Releases “Dans ton café” Single and Video

“Dans ton café” YouTube and Spotify Website How many friends do you really have—and not just online? How well do you know the members of your family? How many times do you promise to make a date to catch up, and never really do? Do you know what your friends and family take in their coffee? Maybe it’s […]

January 18

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Announce March 10, 2023 Release Of New Album ‘Playing With Fire’

Celebrated All Female Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Announce the March 10, 2023 release of their new album Playing With Fire Radio MP3s and WAVs HERE Pre-order the album HERE Bio and Photos HERE “Playing With Fire” Promo Video “Jane Bunnett and Maqueque utterly shatters the glass ceiling of Afro-Cuban jazz” – The Boston Globe’s Jon Garelick. Playing […]

January 05

“Doug And The Slugs And Me” Special Two Hour Feature Documentary On CBC and CBC Gem

DOUG AND THE SLUGS AND ME SPECIAL TWO HOUR FEATURE DOCUMENTARY ON CBC AND CBC Following its festival premiere as the closing night gala film at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Teresa Alfeld’s feature documentary Doug and the Slugs and Me premieres on CBC and CBC Gem on January 15, 2023 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).Doug and the Slugs and Me follows filmmaker Teresa […]

January 05

RIDM’s 25th edition: Celebrating a quarter-century of encounters

RIDM’s 25th edition: Celebrating a quarter-century of encounters The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)’s 25th edition ended on November 27. After two pandemic years, this anniversary edition allowed audiences to enjoy the festival entirely on the big screen. Film enthusiasts and the documentary community once again had the opportunity to gather around 157 screenings, 3 listening sessions and 5 virtual reality […]

January 03

Slamdance Film Festival 2023 Slate of Incredible Feature Films

“Silent Love” Slamdance Competition Documentary Feature Film About the Film: “Silent Love” is an incredibly intimate documentary looking at the lives of two women in love and raising a pubescent teenager in a small Polish village. Aga plays the role of both mother and father to her teenage brother, Milosz, but there is something vital she isn’t telling […]

January 01

Coney Hatch 40th Anniversary Concert@El Macombo-Fri.,Dec. 29th,2022

By Franklin Lau & BKONTHESCENE It was a night “Under the Neon Palms” at the El Mocambo. As Toronto’s hard rock legends Coney Hatch performed thier debut album in its entirety to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their certified gold record. The show included additional songs from their extensive catalog. Coney Hatch returned to the […]