The Oak Room proves that a great and solid script can absolutely make the movie on it’s own. On top of that, that we also need a lot more play adaptations.

Sometimes, finding the right opening film for a film festival helps set the entire mood for the whole festival. So, yes, the opening night film helps do that because it’s a statement on the tone of the festival – but not everyone always startsx with that opening film. So while I will be seeing The Reckoning, The first film I got to see was Detention, and it was phenomonal. It makes for a perfect opener. At least for me.

Also, I recently wrote about how Scott Pilgrim was one of my favourite Video Game adaptations, and how it’s not actually accurate, I’m going to start mentioning Detention in its place instead.

When Netflix released the first season of Trinkets last year, I felt like I was one of the last to hear about it along with even caring enough to watch it. If we’re being honest the marketing wasn’t great and it felt like it was going to be another cheesy, poorly executed high school drama that we’ve seen over and over again. While it was at times cheesy, the execution and story was much better than anyone could have anticipated and many of us were left craving more. Well, we finally got it and to start this off I have to admit, it surpassed all my expectations in the best ways possible. 

I had the incredible pleasure of being able to talk to the director of one of my favourite film’s coming out of Fantasia. John Hsu directed the absolute hell out of Detention. Detention was the first film that I saw out of the festival, and it set the exact mood and feel that I wanted for the rest of the festival.

It’s only playing once during the festival, and that is tonight (August 24th) at 7 pm. So read my interview, buy a ticket (it’s only 8 bucks, cheaper than Cineplex – and safer than Cineplex) and enjoy a truly great film.

Another one.

Suicide Squad was not a good movie. I’m sorry but it wasn’t. That doesn’t mean it didn’t have good things in it. Mostly Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, probably the best casting in a very long time. But now, with James Gunn at the helm the second coming of this crew, I think we might have a good movie in front of us. I think DC is intelligent to not label it as a sequel and mostly simply a new squad.