The Scent of Rain and Lightning is a tense and beautifully shot thriller that regretfully unravels in its third act.
Mary Goes Round is an acceptable gateway to long-form filmmaking for Canadian writer/director Molly McGlynn. She comes prepared with a resume of shorts, of which I’ve only seen one (3-Way (Not Calling)). It was so illustrious with its humour and honesty, that I started to anticipate McGlynn’s first feature-length film.
Forsaken mistakes a gimmick for an edge and a strength. The accused: casting Donald Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland as father and son.
By: Addison Wylie I can easily sell you on Relative Happiness by describing Melissa Bergland’s dynamite performance. She’s spunky and wise, manages an adorable Bed and Breakfast in Nova Scotia, and her sense of humour is quick-witted towards those who condescend her. She takes the audience’s attention and commands the screen. I wish it was that easy to describe Deanne Foley’s lukewarm dramedy. Mostly because of a deceptive bait-and-switch at the halfway hump which converts…