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La Biennale di Venezia – 57th International Art Exhibition

La Biennale di Venezia - 57th International Art Exhibition

Biennale Arte 2017 La Biennale di Venezia – 57th International Art Exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA Curated by Christine Macel Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th, 2017 Giardini and the Arsenale venues Venice, Italy by Katharine Fry For six months every two years, Venice’s Giardini, Arsenale and many splendoured palazzos play host to the Art […]

Canada Now: Window Horses

Canada Now: Window Horses

Window Horses: The Poetic Epiphany of Rosie Ming Directed by Ann Marie Fleming Starring Sandra Oh, Nancy Kwan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Camyar Chaichian, Omid Abtahi, Navid Negahban, Ellen Page and Don McKellar Screening as part of Canada Now Film Festival by Joanna Orland Window Horses: The Poetic Epiphany of Rosie Ming is a poetic film about […]

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie Directed by Chris McKay Starring Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes On UK June 19th, 2017 Watch on iTunes or by Richard Hamer It’s strange that it’s come to this: Five years ago, who’d have thought that a movie based on Lego bricks would not only […]

Canada Now: Sleeping Giant

Canada Now: Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant Directed by Andrew Cividino Starring Nick Serino, Reece Moffett, Jackson Martin, David Disher and Erika Brodzky Screening as part of Canada Now Film Festival by Joanna Orland Sleeping Giant is filled with familiar tropes found in many coming-of-age films; but with masterful skill, director Andrew Cividino has produced a stylish, charming and empathetic […]

Canada Now: Koneline: Our Land Beautiful

Canada Now - Koneline: Our Land Beautiful

Koneline: Our Land Beautiful Directed by Nettie Wild Screening as part of Canada Now Film Festival by Bernie C Byrnes Koneline: Our Land Beautiful premiered at the 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, where it won the award for Best Canadian Documentary. It has also won the award for the ALFF 2016: Audience Choice […]

Canada Now: Nelly

Canada Now: Nelly

Nelly Directed by Anne Émond Starring Mylène Mackay, Mylia Corbeil-Gauvreau, Mickaël Gouin, Sylvie Drapeau, Catherine Brunet and Francis Leplay Screening as part of Canada Now Film Festival by Bernie C Byrnes Nelly is a compelling depiction of Borderline Personality Disorder inspired by the life and work of Canadian novelist It’s a gorgeous, sensitive biopic that […]

Canada Now: Weirdos

Canada Now - Weirdos

Weirdos Directed by Bruce McDonald Starring Dylan Authors, Julia Sarah Stone, Molly Parker, Allan Hawco, Cathy Jones and Rhys Bevan-John Screening as part of Canada Now Film Festival by Joanna Orland This low-key, light on substance coming-of-age drama is not at all as weird as the title may suggest. Weirdos is the tale of two […]

Patriots Day

Patriots Day

Directed by Peter Berg Starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan and J.K. Simmons Available on Digital Download June 19th, 2017 (watch via iTunes or ) On Blu-ray & DVD June 26th, 2017 () by Joanna Orland At first I struggled to understand why a film about a modern terrorist attack has been […]

East End Film Festival 2017

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson - East End Film Festival

East End Film Festival Every Weekend Throughout June, 2017 Reviews by Bernie C Byrnes  — Brexitannia Directed by Timothy George Kelly Screening at East End Film Festival June 23rd, 2017 In the wake of the most momentous event in modern British political history, director Timothy George Kelly travelled the length of the UK, speaking to […]

East End Film Festival: Brexitannia

East End Film Festival - Brexitannia

Brexitannia Directed by Timothy George Kelly Screening at East End Film Festival June 23rd, 2017 by Bernie C. Byrnes In the wake of the most momentous event in modern British political history, director Timothy George Kelly travelled the length of the UK, speaking to people on both sides of the Brexit divide – This documentary […]