Tag Archives: Ben Cotton

TORONTO DEBUT: Twisted Bromance LAWRENCE & HOLLOMAN at Royal Cinema Tonight

Vancouver’s own feel-bad comedy Lawrence & Holloman takes Toronto tonight, with a premiere at The Royal Cinema on College Street followed by a Q&A with filmmakers & cast — plus an after-party. Adapted from a play by Morris Panych, Lawrence & Holloman is a darkly funny, sometimes insane buddy comedy about Lawrence (Ben Cotton), a [...]

LEO AWARDS: Motion Picture Leo Winners & Nominees Led by Ben Ratner’s DOWN RIVER

Ben Ratner’s Down River, inspired by his friendship with late Vancouver actor Babz Chula, capped the Leo Awards on Sunday night with its win for Best Motion Picture. It’s the little movie that could because they made it with love, said lead actor Helen Shaver, who plays an older woman named Pearl who guides three [...]

WEEK: May 19-25, 2014

Sunday, May 25th – Continuum 3×09 Minute of Silence airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel Nichols), without much help from Carlos (Victor Webster), pursues a group of brilliant students who use cutting-edge technology to commit crimes; at the same time, she’s pursued by amnesiac John Doe (Ryan Robbins) who wants her help piecing together his mysterious past. Elsewhere, Kellog [...]

WEEK: April 28 – May 4

Sunday, May 4th – Continuum 3×07 Waning Minute airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel Nichols) crash lands her CPS flyer during a prisoner transport in 2076 and is forced to work with her enemy captive in order to survive. Ben Cotton guest stars on episode filmed mainly in Squamish. Sunday, May 4th – Once Upon a [...]

LEO AWARDS: 9 BC Motion Picture Nominees Led by DOWN RIVER

This year’s Leo Awards boasts an unprecedented 9 nominees in the Best BC-made motion picture category: Ben Ratner’s film Down River, inspired by his long friendship with the late Vancouver actress Babz Chula, has 13 nominations overall; Matthew Kowalchuk’s feel-bad buddy comedy Lawrence & Holloman has 9; Jason James’s STD rom-com That Burning Feeling has 9; the Harmon family’s If I Had [...]

WEEK: November 18-24, 2013

Sunday, November 24th – Witches of East End 1×08 Snake Eyes airs on Lifetime. Wendy (Madchen Amick) and Joanna (Julia Ormond) argue about a secret that Joanna has been keeping; the shifter threatens Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum); Ingrid (Rachel Boston)is suspicious of Mike. Saturday, November 23rd – Bates Motel wraps filming of its second season [...]

VIFF: Last Screening of Best BC Film Runnerup CINEMANOVELS Today

The Vancouver International Film Festival runnerup for Best B.C. Film has its last VIFF screening today at 1:15 p.m. at the SFU Woodwards Theatre. Inspired by Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors Trilogy, Vancouver filmmaker Terry Miles follows a central female character Grace (Lauren Lee Smith) in Cinemanovels as she reluctantly gets to know her estranged and famous [...]

WEEK: September 30 – October 6, 2013.

Sunday, October 6th – Once Upon a Time 3×02 Lost Girl airs on ABC and CTV. Peter Pan (Robbie Kay) offers Emma (Jennifer Morrison) a map that will help her find Henry (Jared Gilmore), but she must come to terms with who she is in order to use it. Your Shoot of Peter Pan’s Lost Boys camp [...]

BIG READ: Tonight’s BC Spotlight Gala For DOWN RIVER Caps BC Film-palooza at VIFF

Published October 5th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome. Tonight’s BC Spotlight Gala screening of Ben Ratner’s film Down River, inspired by his long friendship with the late Vancouver actress Babz Chula, caps a week-long BC Film-palooza. The Vancouver International Film Festival staged seven premieres over eight days: shot-in-Havana Hitchockian thriller 3 Days in Havana, STD comedy That Burning [...]

VIFF: Feel-Bad Comedy LAWRENCE & HOLLOMAN With Ben Cotton & Daniel Arnold

The feel-bad comedy of the year. Coming off Edmonton International Film Festival wins for Best Canadian Feature, Rising Star Award: Filmmmaking (Matthew Kowalchuk) and Rising Star Award: Acting (Ben Cotton), feel-bad comedy Lawrence & Hollowman debuted at the Vancouver International Film Festival last night to waves of laughter and some cringing at Lawrence’s escalating injuries. [...]

WEEK: July 8-14, 2013

Sunday, July 14th –  Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series Continuum 2×10 Second Wave airs on Showcase: Kiera (Rachel Nichols) attends one of Julian (Richard Harmon)’s anti-corporate rallies filmed in Gastown’s Blood Alley Square with 250 police/protester background performers. Sunday, July 14th – The Killing 3×08 Try airs on AMC: Pastor Mike (Ben Cotton) abducts Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos).  Bullet (Bex [...]