Author Archives: Alex

UPDATE: Current Activities

Hey folks. Life’s gotten hectic. Here’s what’s happening: I’m currently enrolled in York University’s Screenwriting MFA program. Having a great time meeting people and honing my craft. I’m also contributing a little bit of work to thecompassnet.com. You can see … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Recent Adventures

Hey everybody. Just thought I’d pass along some info. Lately, I’ve been doing a little work for a website called soundonsight.org in the comics section. You can check out my stuff here. I’ve also recently started my MFA in Screenwriting … Continue reading

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Cadencemag.com Pieces: Deadfall review

I did a review for the recent Eric Bana thriller a while back. Check it out.

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Cadencemag.com Pieces: Alexisonfire/City & Colour review

Did a review for a couple new releases: Alexisonfire’s farewell cd, and a two song EP by City & Colour. Check it out.

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Cadencemag.com Pieces: Interview with Producer of 'Strip The City'

Strip the city is a Discover Channel series that breaks down the ecology, infrastructure, architecture, and history of some of the world’s great cities. You can read my interview with Producer Robert Hartel here.

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UPDATE: Where I've been.

If anyone’s been wondering why SBM has seen a decline in production lately, I thought it was time to pass along some good news. Lately, I’ve been doing freelance writing for cadencemag.com, a website dedicated to Canadian Entertainment in and … Continue reading

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Fresh Blood For The Old Guard: The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives follows three soldiers returning from war to a small American town. The film is unique among its era for the courage with which it tackles the consequences of war on simple, peaceful domestic life. … Continue reading

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Fresh Blood For The Old Guard: Modern Times

For me, what first popped out about Modern Times was it’s release date: 1936. That’s kind of mystifying. Countless sound masterpieces that established the new cinematic language had already come and gone. M, It Happened One Night, Top Hat… the … Continue reading

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Fresh Blood For The Old Guard: Sunrise

Sunrise: a Song of Two Humans casts a pretty monumental shadow in the arthouse sector. When Sight and Sound released its Greatest Films of All Time poll, it was Vertigo that got all the headlines, finally toppling Citizen Kane. Sunrise, … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts: In Defence of Live Free or Die Hard

With Len Wiseman releasing Total Recall next week, I thought I’d take a look at his last reboot of a classic action movie, the extremely divisive Live Free or Die Hard. As many have guessed from the title, I fall … Continue reading

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