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In Print: Brief reviews of St. Vincent, Whiplash & Ouija

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ST. VINCENT directed by Theodore Melfi. Bill Murray not only steals, but saves the show.  This is the story of a lonely curmudgeon (guess who) who hates kids, people and neighbours who - against ends up babysitting ...

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Introducing Algonquin – May 8. Princess Cinema – Canada Film Days

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I first saw Jonathan Hayes' film, Algonquin at the 2013 Montreal film festival.  It was the poster that drew me in; an amazing depiction of its lead actor, Mark Rendall, expressionless while his hair transforms into f...

In Print: 14 Ways to Celebrate National Canadian Film Day That Are So Cool I Can’t Believe I Wrote Them.

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April 29th, 2014 marks the first National Canadian Film Day.  How are you going to celebrate? Here are a few ideas to help you to navigate yourself around the cross-Canada events. 1/Check the National Canadian...

A Video Interview with Director Ingrid Veninger

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Polanski Speaks

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“Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir” (2011) arrives at the 2013 Toronto Jewish Film Festival toting along its own sorted baggage including a grumbling, although not unfair, review from The Hollywood Reporter. More damaging...

Canada’s Top Ten

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In Print: NOAH: Aronofsky’s Fantastical Tale

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NOAH (rating 3)- Directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler)   Aronofsky makes a fantastical story even more fantastical.  This very loose rendition of the infamous bible story where a man name ...

CTV News ReelThomErnst with Dan Matherson

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I've been enjoying a few weekend reviews with CTV News Channel evening anchor, Dan Matheson. Check out these links: Transformers:Age of Extinction and They Came Together Deliver Us From Evil and Tammy and Earth ...

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Maleficent not Magnificent

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Director James Stewart on the making of FOXED!

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ALGONQUIN – by Jonathan Hayes.

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I will be joining Producer David Miller at the Princess Cinemas in Kitchener-Waterloo on May 8th.  It's the final day of Canadian Film Days which run from May 1 - 8, 2014. ALGONQUIN premiered at the 2013 Montre...

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In Print: NOAH: Aronofsky’s Fantastical Tale

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NOAH (rating 3)- Directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler)   Aronofsky makes a fantastical story even more fantastical.  This very loose rendition of the infamous bible story where a man name ...

Godzilla – capsule review

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GODZILLA (3.5) Gareth Edwards whose 2010 film MONSTERS was a low-budget alien-attack film where all the special effects were reportedly done on his lap-top directs this cautiously anticipated Godzilla reboot.  This is...