Winners will be announced in a series of events over Canadian Screen Week (23-29 March) culminating in a Gala broadcast live on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service on Sunday 29 March. Continue reading →
Susie (Ksenia Solo), who has been directed to arrange Quinn’s kidnapping, attempts to sedate him with an injection. (Putting knockout drops in his coffee might have been easier.) Her efforts fail when Quinn is called away to Hopkinsville, some 600 kilometers southwest of Columbus. Unhappy with the failed abduction, Daria (Sofia Milos) and two of her thugs take Susie (aka Mishka) into the Ohio countryside and show her a shallow grave that has been prepared for her. Daria then assures Susie that she will recruit her daughter in the same way that she recruited her, something Susie clearly doesn’t want. Then she tells the goon with the shovel to “finish it”. He whacks Mishka over the head with a shovel, knocking her out.
Daria (Sofia Milos) and her goons take Mishka into the woods
First, if you are going to kill somebody without an audience around, why take the trouble to threaten them? Perhaps Daria is a sadist, or perhaps she is running a game on Mishka, hoping to make her more useful in the future. Second, who executes somebody by hitting them over the head with a shovel? A gun would have been much more certain and effective. And the guy tasked with the job of covering her with dirt stops in mid-burial and goes off to sit in the car. This is further evidence that Daria does not really want Mishka dead. Continue reading →
Megan Follows (Wynonna’s mom) is Diane in LIE EXPOSED, which stars Leslie Hope as Melanie, a happily married recovering alcoholic (sober for many years) who finds out from her doctor that she will die soon. Her reaction to the news is to leave her home (and her husband Frank) in Toronto and head for Los Angeles where she begins drinking again and meets a mysterious tintype photographer (Jeff Kober) who persuades her to pose for a series of erotic photographs, and helps her regain her sobriety. After she returns to Canada, Melanie and Frank (Bruce Greenwood) stage a surprise art show of the photos Melanie posed for in LA for their friends (none of whom know that Melanie is the photographer’s model) and the tintype images stimulate intense discussion. Directed by Jerry Ciccoritti and written by Jeff Kober, LIE EXPOSED will be in Canadian theatres on 6 March. A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →