Night Film Reviews’ Best and Worst Films of 2016

Each and every year, as the age of cinema increases, so does the skepticism of the art forms relevance and focus. Ever since doing a “Best of” list to showcase the best that cinema has to offer each and every year, there is always someone or a group of people declaring that the end of cinema; its ultimate demise, is upon us. Yet, this year, moreso, than any other year, phrases such as “profoundly moving”, “the reason we go to the movies”, and “historical achievement” are just some of the many phrases thrown around to more than one of the films released in 2016. Continue reading

Interview: Markees Christmas Versus The World–From YouTube Sensation to Indie Darling

Toronto–The world of cinema is one that is quite unpredictable yet, surprisingly fulfilling when things go your way. If you don’t believe it, just ask Markees Christmas. Christmas, a YouTube sensation who just recently made his feature film debut in Chad Hartigan’s Morris From Americaa coming of age romance that blew the independent film world off its shoes earlier this year at Sundance, and continues to make it mark everywhere it goes, is surely on its way to gaining some momentum come award season. Continue reading

Film Review: Morris From America

Funny enough, but ever since my success with my review of the highly stylized and powerful street-drama Kicks, it seems that I have become the unofficial urban/hip-hop critic of the city of Toronto. Which isn’t a bad thing, especially when you are reviewing some kick ass, cutting edge coming-of-age stories. Continue reading