CFN– I caught up with Irish Filmmaker, Photographer, & Artist Ian Thuillier who has just released his short “Driven” in Ireland. CFN Ian Thuillier, filmmaker, photographer, artist, how personal is Driven? Ian Thuillier Very. It’s a rant, a reflection of what people in Ireland are feeling about the injustice of the banks and the […]
So I Signed up for Broadcast Television After a Three Year Hiatus by Jamie Gilcig – September 23, 2013
CFN – I did something I swore I’d never do this weekend. I signed up for traditional TV signing with Shaw Direct instead of Bell or our local Cable company Cogeco. (Bell didn’t answer their phone within 5 minutes and Cogeco is just wrong – a horrible company in my opinion.) It was an easy […]
What do you think the Friendliest City in Canada is as I contemplate my Journey Across Canada to Finish Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge
CFN – So what do you think the friendliest city in Canada is? I will be taking a well deserved break and travelling across Canada this March. As some of you know I have this little project called “Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge” and I will be travelling across Canada leisurely and finishing […]
In my circle of news feeds, this equation has appeared more than once. The first problem with this equation is the source of the story line: myth, legend, and fiction. In my study of theology and church history, I’ve seen worse equations that have been imagined and passed off as truth as many have tried […]
My Man of Steel Review Brings Back My Flora Plum Jodie Foster Stephen Spielberg & Stuart Sender Memories, by Jamie Gilcig
CFN – I went to see Man of Steel and it was like playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Last winter I was chatting with Matthew Hays who was my editor for the single piece I wrote about the year I wanted to hit Sundance. Matt got me press passes and off I […]
CFN – What do I say about finding a new hill to climb? I am over 40 (OK, way over 40) and wondering where I fit in as a gay comedian, actor, as an artist …as a man. Friends are getting sick, my dad passed away and I realize time is passing and I can’t go back. […]
Gatsby Review by Jamie Gilcig – Mix Jack & Howard you get DiCaprio’s Gatsby – 2 out of 5 bags of corn!
CFN – I desperately wanted to love Gatsby. I really did. So did the mostly female and older audience who sat in the dark theatre with myself and my companion and watched it. No, that’s The Aviator. No, that’s Titanic… Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gatsby is a mix of Jack and Howard with very few redeeming qualities in Baz […]
Port Theatre in Cornwall Ontario Changes Owner Ship Picture – More Live Acts as Larry Sylvain & Nancy Bonner Buy in!
CFN – The venerable Port Theatre in Cornwall Ontario is about to embark on the next reel of its own movie life as its ownership picture is changing. Sound Guy Surpremo Larry Sylvain of Sylvain Sound and Nancy Bonner have entered the frame. No official press release has been issued as of yet, but […]
CFN – Netflix has been a very nimble and quirky company. As film, television, and the internet merge like contagious diseases the former DVD mailing competitor that has survived Block Buster has now unveiled it’s own programming. Seeing the future Netflix jumped into the streaming of programming relying on feature films, documentaries and late […]
CFN – As many of you know; alright as some of you may know, journalism has been a accidental path for me. It’s not that I don’t like it. In fact it’s recharged me as a writer and given me new skills and approaches that I’d never have discovered otherwise. It’s been a rush and […]
CFN – Before I talk about this movie I want to talk about a thought to be dead Disney format called ‘Short animations before the actual movie’ and how it was beautiful. Short animations are some of my favourite pieces of entertainment. How they manage to catch your attention so quickly, and hold you there. […]
CFN – I was confused by the appearance of this movie. I could not quite remember the 2006 movie and all I could remember was the girl screaming Silent hill like a psychopath and it sucking. HARD. I hated it, and this was before I had started playing the games. It got me into the games just to know […]
CFN – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) came to an end Sunday, with closing ceremonies held at the National Arts Centre. Organizers announced the winners of the official competition during the ceremonies. This year’s event, held September 19th-23rd, was a tremendous success with packed screenings, sold out workshops, high profile networking events such at the Television […]
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure Playing at The Galaxy Theatre in Cornwall Ontario – CFN catches up with E.G. Daily! Dottie!
CFN – Our local Galaxy theatre has been having some fun and rolling out some classics on Saturday’s. Tomorrow they’re playing Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and while it’s showing at 11 AM instead of 11 PM it’s still a blast! I caught up with the delightful and talented E.G. Daily who played Dottie, Pee Wee’s […]
Kern Saxton’s Sushi Girl Hits the Mark – Genre Hit Review by Jamie Gilcig – Tony Todd, Mark Hamill, Noah Hathway Shine!
CFN – I had a lot of fun tonight watching Sushi Girl, finally! I sat down with some of the cast, producers, and director Kern Saxton at the Fantasia Film Festival, but tonight I finally got to sit in a dark room and watch Mr. Saxton’s first feature! Sushi Girl is a genre film. […]
What do George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the Beatles Yellow Submarine & Heavy Metal have in Common? CFN sits down with Gerald Potterton!
CFN – What do the original animated version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm from 1954: The Beatles Yellow Submarine and Canuck Classic Heavy Metal have in common? If you guessed director, producer, writer, and artist Gerry Potterton you’d have guessed right! Mr. Potterton started out in animation after being in the Air Force in World […]
CFN – I know. I’m really bad. Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge should have been finished for last December, but an awful lot of stuff has happened since then! DTCB is currently being rejigged. While a book still will be coming out I’m actually doing the screenplay first. Here is a tiny […]
Sushi Girl – Expendables Meets Reservoir Dogs at Fantasia Film Fest – International Preme Sold OUT – HD VIDEO
CFN – Not too many first time directors sell out 700 seat halls for their debuts, but that’s exactly what Kern Saxton has done with his labour of love, Sushi Girl which makes its International Premiere at the 16th Annual Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal ! Teaming up with his homeys Writer/Producer Destin Pfaff, Neal Allen Fischer, […]