Articles by C.L. Illsley

About C.L. Illsley

I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia but have called Montreal home since 1999. I received degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University & Concordia University. I enjoy writing, watching movies, & most of all spending time with my 4 cats. Contact: Facebook | Twitter | More Posts

Judy: The Price of Fame

October 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Every once in a while, an actor/actress delivers such an incredible performance that it can transform a pretty good film into must-see viewing. That was the case in 2005 with [read on]

To The Extreme: No limits, no regrets

September 26, 2019 // 1 Comment

To the Extreme is a short but extensive new documentary exploring the world of extreme sports and the thrill-seeking athletes who routinely take part in such dangerous [read on]

Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

August 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

The new film Where’d You Go, Bernadette? was co-written and directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Before Sunset) and stars Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett (Blue [read on]

Before Stonewall Review: No Going Back

August 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

The documentary Before Stonewall was originally released in 1984. Now, on the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall riots, the newly restored film is being re-released. [read on]

Vice: The Politics of Dick Cheney

December 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The new film Vice arrives on the big screen courtesy of writer/director Adam McKay. It brought together most of the same filmmaking team that dissected the 2005 U.S mortgage [read on]

Image + Nation Fest: Snapshots Review

December 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

The lesbian drama Snapshots was recently screened as part of the Image + Nation film festival. The film was directed by Melanie Mayron, whom viewers past a certain age may [read on]

Image + Nation Festival Returns

November 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Beginning November 22nd and running through till December 2nd, the annual Image + Nation film festival will be presenting an exciting array of cinematic offerings focusing [read on]

Documentary Review: Nana

September 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The deeply moving 2016 documentary Nana does something that seems impossible; despite its harrowing subject matter, which chronicles the life and experiences of one [read on]

Film Review: A Simple Favor

September 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Simple Favor is the new thriller starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. They play two very different women who strike up an unlikely friendship after their young sons, [read on]
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