Category Archives: Reviews

March 07

Land of Big Numbers (Mariner, 2021), a collection of 10 short stories by Te-Ping Chen

In my junior year of college, I  had the chance to study abroad. I chose Rennes, France, because I wanted to live with a French family—I wanted to be forced to speak, think, dream in French. In the eight months leading up to the trip, I sweated and saved, packed and repacked, and conjugated verb […]

March 07

THE SPEED CUBERS IS INCLUDED ON THE OSCAR® SHORTLIST OF FILMS NOW UNDER CONSIDERATION

THE SPEED CUBERS IS INCLUDED ON THE OSCAR® SHORTLIST OF FILMS NOW UNDER CONSIDERATIONFOR THIS YEAR’S ACADEMY AWARD® FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT Nominee – Critics Choice Documentary Awards Best Documentary Short “Perfectly tender and gripping.”– Esquire “Terrifically paced, touching, informative, and tense and unlike many movies (shorts or features) it feels like it’s exactly the right length.”– The […]

March 05

Today girl in red Announces Her Eagerly Anticipated Debut Album “if i could make it go quiet” Out via AWAL April 30th

Today girl in red Announces Her Eagerly Anticipated Debut Album “if i could make it go quiet” Out via AWAL April 30thYou Can Hear the Lead Single to be Lifted From the Record Right Now with a Brand New Video to Watch “Serotonin”Toronto, ON – Fresh from landing in the BBC Sound of 2021 list, alongside hyped […]

March 02

ISLANDS-Directed and Written by Martin Edralin Produced by Martin Edralin, Priscilla Galvez

ISLANDS-Directed and Written by Martin EdralinProduced by Martin Edralin, Priscilla GalvezStarring Rogelio Balagtas, Sheila Lotuaco, Esteban Comilang,Vangie Alcasid, Pablo Quiogue, Isys Szuky, Maximus Szuky WORLD PREMIERE – 2021 SXSW Film Festival – Narrative Competition About ISLANDSJoshua, a timid, middle-aged Filipino immigrant has lived in the comfort of his parents’ home his entire life. He pleads with God to find […]

March 02

PERIODS DON’T STOP FOR PANDEMICS: AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ON PERIOD POVERTY HITS ALL MAJOR STREAMING PLATFORMS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

PERIODS DON’T STOP FOR PANDEMICS:  AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ON PERIOD POVERTY HITS ALL MAJOR STREAMING PLATFORMS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY  Urgent and timely Canadian film Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation, headed by female production team, releases on March 8th.Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation streams March 8th.March 1, 2021 (Toronto, ON) – From IR Films, a co-production company founded by Media One Creative and Diva International, makers of the DivaCup, and Canadian Screen […]

March 02

Most Diverse Act, Regina, SK’s 8-Piece Hip Hop/R&B Big Band PEOPLE OF THE SUN Shine with EP, Last Day of Summer

Canada’s Most Diverse Act, Regina, SK’s 8-Piece Hip Hop/R&B Big Band PEOPLE OF THE SUN Shine with EP, Last Day of Summer A Redditor commented on People of the Sun’s latest single “The Lick” with, “why does this actually slap tho?” This is high praise coming from the land of cake days and, if Reddit […]

March 01

Bilingual Rockers TAMING SARI Release Emotional & Raw New Ballad: “Gone and Run Away”

Ottawa, ON’s Bilingual Rockers TAMING SARI Release Emotional & Raw New Ballad: “Gone and Run Away” Watch “Gone and Run Away” via YouTube Here Ottawa, ON-based rockers Taming Sari have just released their fourth single — and very first ballad; the emotional and raw “Gone and Run Away” is available now. Between the musical composition, […]

February 28

“Wish We Were Older”: Queer, Non-Binary, Indigenous Pop Artist Angel Baribeau Releases New Video Off Debut EP

“Wish We Were Older”: Queer, Non-Binary, Indigenous Pop Artist Angel Baribeau Releases New Video Off Debut EP For Those I Love(d) & “Wish We Were Older” Are Available Now! Watch “Wish We Were Older” via YouTube Here Queer, non-binary, Indigenous pop singer/songwriter Angel Baribeau – based in Cree Nation of Mistissini, Quebec – tells a tale […]

February 26

“Stories From the Land”, a podcast dedicated to Indigenous storytelling, has been adapted into a documentary series by Wanderer Entertainment Inc. for CBC Short Docs.

STORIES FROM THE LANDA Four-Part Short Doc SeriesHosted by Ryan McMahonPremieres Friday, March 12, 2021 on CBC Gem Stories From the Land, a podcast dedicated to Indigenous storytelling, has been adapted into a documentary series by Wanderer Entertainment Inc. for CBC Short Docs. The four part series, narrated and hosted by Anishinaabe comedian Ryan McMahon, will premiere on the […]

February 25

Los Angeles singer/songwriter/guitarist DAVID HAERLE RELEASES SONG & MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIS PERSONAL AND POIGNANT NEW SINGLE”NO MORE WE”

SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITARISTDAVID HAERLE RELEASES SONG & MUSIC VIDEOFOR HIS PERSONAL AND POIGNANT NEW SINGLE”NO MORE WE”WATCH/LISTEN NOWTRACK FOLLOWS 2020’s WIDELY PRAISED ALBUM DEATH VALLEY DAVID HAERLE | Photo by Erica Koesler Los Angeles singer/songwriter/guitarist DAVID HAERLE has always pulled from his own life experiences as inspiration for his music. His latest single “No More We,” out now, is another deeply personal […]

February 23

EBHONI, HOMEGROWN BAD GYAL, DROPS NEW MINI PRJOJECT & STUNNING VISUAL FOR “X-TING”STREAM X (MINI PROJECT/EP)

EBHONI, TORONTO’S HOMEGROWN BAD GYAL, DROPS NEW MINI PRJOJECT & STUNNING VISUAL FOR “X-TING”STREAM X (MINI PROJECT/EP) HERE WATCH THE VISUAL FOR “X-TING” HERE18 FEBRUARY 2021 – Emerging as a global force of nature, 21-year-old Toronto-born singer and songwriter Ebhoni releases her debut mini project/EP X out today. The 4-track project includes Ebhoni’s breakout singles “MIA” & “Hit This” in addition to a newly […]

February 22

Rock Duo ECLECTICUS Deliver Fifth Album, Five Point 0 & Lead Single “Took Me for Granted”

With playful dynamics from loud to soft, Eclecticus shows off their versatility as a band and capability to deliver us anything! Expect the unexpected with this revolutionary and cutting-edge band.” — Buzz Music LA Toronto’s Rock Duo ECLECTICUS Deliver Fifth Album, Five Point 0 & Lead Single “Took Me for Granted” Watch “Took Me for […]

February 19

Now Transmitting: Highlights from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The Circle Cinema Satellite Screen in Tulsa, Oklahoma. By Virginia YappWednesday, February 17th, 2021 In our 40 years as an Institute, we’ve never hosted a Sundance Film Festival quite like 2021’s. And that’s thanks in large part to you, our adventurous audiences from all 50 states and 120 countries, who joined us (and our friends at […]

February 19

2x GRAMMY Winner & Leader of Arrested Development SPEECH Releases Anthemic Call-to-Action “A Different World”

Multi-GRAMMY Winning MC & Leader of Arrested Development SPEECH Releases Anthemic Call-to-Action “A Different World” Track Leads 15 Fresh Cuts in New Solo LP, Expansion — Available Now! 2 x GRAMMY Award-winning artist Speech has put his MC talents, artistic integrity, and passion for socio-political issues to quick use as he delivers an anthemic call-to-action […]

February 18

Soul Rockers BAD BREED Release New Video for Emotional Track, “Not in My Life”

Toronto’s Soul Rockers BAD BREED Release New Video for Emotional Track, “Not in My Life” Watch “Not in My Life” via YouTube Here Toronto-based rock fusion group Bad Breed has just released its latest — and possibly most emotional — single, “Not in My Life” — available now.  The vulnerable song serves as the third […]