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Jordan Parker

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Jordan Parker is a PR professional and journalist in Halifax, and these reviews appear first on his film blog Parker & the Picture Shows.

Digital review: Halifax-shot Spinster boasts wonderful script and winning turn from Chelsea Peretti

Andrea Dorfman’s wonderful romantic-comedy Spinster defies genre tropes to give audiences one of the most unabashedly enjoyable films of 2020. A favourite at last year’s...

Film review: Nicolas Cage goes Primal in jaguar-on-a-boat B-movie delight

Nicolas Cage has long been a laughing stock in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning, once-formidable presence has been relegated to cheap, genre fare for a decade,...

Film review: Target Number One is a formidable feat of Canadian filmmaking

The very first film to release theatrically in Halifax Regional Municipality post-COVID lockdown is one hell of a welcome back for aficionados. Three-arc story Target...

Digital review: Greyhound drifts by on Tom Hanks’s presence and immersive action

There was a time when a Tom Hanks movie was easily considered an event film. From Apollo 13 to Forrest Gump. From Saving Private Ryan...

Digital review: Tainted is a lazy concept with a mediocre cast

Not one person in the half-measure crime film Tainted looks like they’re having fun, and not just because of the subject matter. Ex-con Lance is...

Digital review: Da 5 Bloods is a rollicking, jolting event picture

Part war picture, part adventure film and full political race relations opus, Spike Lee takes all these different ideas and genres and creates one...

Digital review: Davidson makes his mark in Apatow’s endearing The King of Staten Island

There are some roles actors are absolutely born to play. They say familiarity breeds contempt, and yet sometimes going close to home churns out...

Digital review: Artemis Fowl is an uninspired dud

It’s one thing to miss the mark on a film with a regular budget. But when a $200 million, CGI-laden Disney film like Artemis Fowl...

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Digital review: Halifax-shot Spinster boasts wonderful script and winning turn from Chelsea Peretti

Andrea Dorfman’s wonderful romantic-comedy Spinster defies genre tropes to give audiences one of the most unabashedly enjoyable films of 2020. A favourite at last year’s...

20 questions (pandemic edition) with Liliona Quarmyne

During this time of social distancing and dark venues, Halifax Presents continues to check-in with members of our arts community to find out how...

Hello City goes outside by the sea

With the warm summer nights and lockdowns continuing for many live performance venues, Halifax comedy improv troupe Hello City is moving outside. Usually occupied by...

Film review: Nicolas Cage goes Primal in jaguar-on-a-boat B-movie delight

Nicolas Cage has long been a laughing stock in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning, once-formidable presence has been relegated to cheap, genre fare for a decade,...

20 questions (pandemic edition) with Roland Au

During this time of social distancing and dark venues, Halifax Presents continues to check-in with members of our arts community to find out how...