Articles by C.L. Illsley
The new documentary Tattoo Uprising explores the long history and cultural influence of tattooing, tracing the art form all the way back to Biblical times. Referring to the [read on]
Film Review: American Dharma
Errol Morris is a respected American filmmaker who, over the course of his long career, has produced, directed, and written an array of important, unique, and thought [read on]
Documentary Review: The Corporate Coup d’État
The new documentary The Corporate Coup d’État explores the current state of American politics by shining a revealing spotlight on modern corporatism. An ideology [read on]
Judy: The Price of Fame
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
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?
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
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]
Before Homosexuals: A Journey of Rediscovery
History is always being rewritten, revised, and edited as new discoveries are unearthed, information once hidden is rediscovered, and perspectives are changed. The [read on]
Film Review: John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum
The third instalment of this series falls a little short in the plot development department, but will surely satisfy fans.
The Sunday Sessions: Religious (Re) Programming
The documentary The Sunday Sessions takes an observational approach to exploring a controversial practice known as conversion therapy. The film gives viewers the opportunity [read on]
Vice: The Politics of Dick Cheney
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
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 Fest: The Fruit Machine Review
Documentary Reveals Discrimination in Canada’s Military
Image + Nation Festival Returns
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]
New Planetarium Shows Highlight Scientific Discoveries of the Past, Present, & Those Yet to Come
Montreal’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium adds two new, all-ages shows about planets and the universe.
Documentary Review: Nana
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
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]
The Accountant of Auschwitz: A Cog in the Nazi War Machine
The Accountant of Auschwitz is a new documentary chronicling the trial and crimes of Oskar Gröning who, in 2015, was found guilty of complicity in the murder of over 300,000 [read on]
The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Pray the Gay Away…NOT
This new film starring Chloe Grace Moretz follows a young girl sent to pray away her sexuality.
The Spy Who Dumped Me: Two Amateur Spies Take Europe
Lead actors Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon have great onscreen chemistry as two best friends thrown into the midst of a spy mission.