Tracy Wren

Tracy Wren is an award-winning poet, filmmaker and writer.  She lived in Oughterard, Ireland for many years and recently completed an MFA in film at USC. tracywrenfilms.com

Happy Go Lucky

This film is unusual because it is more of a character essay than a traditional story. Were it not that it’s director is none other than Mike Leigh, Happy Go Lucky may never have seen the light of...

The Women

I left the cinema feeling as if I’d been to an Al-Anon meeting and that instead of banishing the alcoholic from my life, I’d learned new ways to accept selfish behavior from those I enabled. Several...

The House Bunny

Even clever scripts can make for embarrassing movies. Written by Karen McCullagh Lutz and Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde), The House Bunny is about a woman with a voice so soft and high that...

Movie Review: Love Comes Lately

Adapted from three short stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Love Comes Lately is the darkly whimsical tale of a man who feels more like a teenager than one would expect from his eighty year old self...

Just Buried: A Canadian Cinematic Tour de Force

Winner of the Atlantic Canadian Award for best director, Chaz Thorne's Just Buried is a gothic comedy that keeps the lid on (pun intended), for as long as possible, about a man who...

Baby Mama: Cast and Humour Make Up for a Syrupy Ending

With a cast like this one you just know this movie has to be funny and it is, especially the first half when we are first introduced to this wacky world and its characters. So the ending is too...

Horton Hears a Who: Big Dud of a Film

This version of Horton Hears a Who, is a perfect example of how to take a classic work and stretch it to death. Banking on the already well-loved, trusted name of Dr. Seuss, money-spinners Hayward...

Atonement: Beautiful and Perverse

Winning an Oscar, and nominated for six more, for best original score, Atonement is both beautiful and perverse. Based on the British war romance by Ian McEwan, the film tells the story of Briony...

Fiona Shaw, James Brooks, and Colin Meaney Talk Shop with VO

Actress Fiona Shaw (pictured above with James Brooks), who plays Mrs. Dursley in the Harry Potter films, said if she had enough lifetimes to do everything she wanted, she'd live in...

Murray SawChuck and the Lamborghini Spider

From Vancouver to Vegas, magician, actor, comedian, Murray SawChuck in his tall electric blue suit, his black designer glasses and blond, color-changing hair, has literally tricked his way into the...