TV Freaks bring raw, vivacious energy to their fourth album People

“For me, (punk) is doing what you want to do unabashedly,” TV Freaks frontman Dave O’Connor said in a 2014 interview with The Silhouette. It is this same attitude that has carried the Hamilton band through a decade of feverish and brazen garage punk records.


Recapping the 2020 Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (Virtual Edition)

One of the last film festivals that I cover every year, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) happens to be the one that I look forward to the most. There are some cinephiles that don’t connect with documentaries, however, for me they are a source of entertainment and enlightenment on topics that shape our social space today. Running from Nov. 12 to Dec. 2, this year’s 23rd edition of the festival offered different thematic weeks all throughout and highlighted some great films to put on my best of year list.


CJLO Best of 2020 Picks

So... 2020 was a thing.


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(Interview) Director Darius Marder on His New Film Sound of Metal

Remi talks to director Darius Marder about his new film Sound of Metal. Riz Ahmed stars in the film as Ruben, a drummer in a metal band who loses his hearing and learns how to live with his new condition. Remi also chats about what it's like to collaborate with director Derek Cianfrance, the integral role of sound design in the film, and working with Riz Ahmed. One of the year's best films, Sound of Metal is currently out on VOD services here in Canada, and on Amazon Prime in the United States.


Looking Closer at Montreal's Homeless with I Might Be Dead by Tomorrow

I Might Be Dead by Tomorrow (Tant que j’ai du respir dans le corps) from Canadian director Steve Patry is an urgent documentary set in Montreal about homelessness and the frontline workers that look out for this marginalized group. Through this unfiltered lens Patry follows the lives of several people who live or used to live on the street, while giving them a voice through this documentary.


(Interview) RIDM Artistic Director Bruno Dequen Discusses This Year's Montreal International Documentary Festival

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Remi recently had the time to chat with Bruno Dequen, the artistic director of this year's RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival. With theatres still closed the festival will be taking place online this year. The festival runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 2 with various themes each week. More information can be found at RIDM's website.


NOVEMBER Confronts the Beautiful and Ugly Parts of Life on ‘Bedroom Eyes’

After a summer collaboration with Japanese indie stars Frasco for Sapporo’s “Sapporo Duos” campaign and recent recognition from Exclaim!, singer-songwriter and producer NOVEMBER is keeping the momentum going with the release of his second EP, Bedroom Eyes, out on November 20th. NOVEMBER is the alias of Ottawa-born, Montreal-base


(Interview) Image + Nation Film Festival Programming Director Kat Setzer Discusses its 33rd Edition

"At The Movies recently had a chance to talk to Kat Setzer, programming director of the Image + Nation film festival. The festival's 33rd edition is going virtual this year and takes place from Nov. 19 to Dec. 6. Remi and Kat also talked about Image + Nation's virtual Halloween horror film festival, which ran from from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. Image + Nation promotes a diversity of LGBTQ+ voices showcasing the evolution of queer cinema. More information can be found at image-nation.org.  

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Remi's Recap: the 49th Edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

The 49th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma took place this year from Oct. 7-31. It was sad to see theatres close down again on Oct. 1 because these festivals work great on a big screen with an audience.


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