Posts Tagged ‘Dyllón Burnside’

CTV NEWS AT 11:30: MORE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS TO STREAM THIS WEEKEND!

I appear on “CTV News at 11:30” with anchor Andria Case to talk about the best movies and television to watch this weekend, including the the reality show “The Goat” on Prime Video, the coming-of-age story “Wild Goat Surf” and the remastered The Beatles doc “Let It Be” on Disney+.

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 19:30)

NEWSTALK TONIGHT WITH JIM RICHARDS: DOES RICHARD CROUSE LIKE THESE MOVIES?

I sit in with NewsTalk 1010 host Jim Richards on the coast-to-coast-to-coast late night “NewsTalk Tonight” to play the game “Did Richard Crouse Like This?” This week we talk about the gorilla warfare of “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” the touching drama “We Grown Now” and the coming-of-age story “Wild Goat Surf.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

YOU TUBE: THREE MOVIES/THIRTY SECONDS! FAST REVIEWS FOR BUSY PEOPLE!

Fast reviews for busy people! Watch as I review three movies in less time than it takes to stamp your feet! Have a look as I race against the clock to tell you about the gorilla warfare of “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” the touching drama “We Grown Now” and the coming-of-age story “Wild Goat Surf.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!

CTV NEWS TORONTO AT FIVE WITH ZURAIDAH ALMAN: RICHARD ON WHAT TO WATCH!

I join “CTV News Toronto at Five” with host Natalie Johnson, to talk about the gorilla warfare of “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” the touching drama “We Grown Now” and the coming-of-age story “Wild Goat Surf.”

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 14:35)

CTV NEWS ATLANTIC AT SIX: RICHARD ON WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND!

I join “CTV News Atlantic at Six” anchor Todd Battis to talk about the gorilla warfare of “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” and the coming-of-age story “Wild Goat Surf.”

Watch the whole thing HERE! And read Jesse Huot’s CTVNews.ca article about the movies HERE!

CKTB NIAGARA REGION: THE STEPH VIVIER SHOW WITH RICHARD CROUSE ON MOVIES!

I sit in with CKTB morning show host Steph Vivier to have a look at the gorilla warfare of “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” the coming-of-age story “Wild Goat Surf,” the family drama “We Grown Now” and remastered The Beatles doc “Let It Be” on Disney+.

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

CFRA IN OTTAWA: THE BILL CARROLL MORNING SHOW MOVIE REVIEWS!

I sit in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with guest host Graham Richardson to talk the new movies coming to theatres and streaming including the gorilla warfare of “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” the coming-of-age story “Wild Goat Surf” and remastered The Beatles doc “Let It Be” on Disney+.

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

WILD GOAT SURF: 3 STARS. “evokes a wonderful sense of childhood.”

“Wild Goat Surf” sounds like three random words you might put together as a password for one of your social media sites, but it’s actually the name of a charming new film, now playing in theatres, about a twelve-year-old’s dreams of becoming a surfer, despite never having ridden a big wave.

Set in the early 2000s, in the resort town of Penticton, British Columbia, the movie sees Rell “Goat” Anderson (Shayelin Martin) and her mother Jane (Caitlyn Sponheimer, who also wrote the film and directs) living rent free in an RV park. As Jane ekes out a living working two jobs and turning their bungalow into a sublet for tourists, Goat daydreams of becoming a professional surfer, just like her late father.

When Goat meets the awkward Nate (Leandro Guedes) at the RV park, they immediately form a bond. They spend their days skateboarding, surfing on make-shift boards and doing petty crime. It’s all fun and games until their shenanigans have real life consequences that threaten Jane’s reputation and Goat’s dreams of becoming a surfer.

“Wild Goat Surf” is a sweet-natured, summery coming-of-age story that uses surfing as a metaphor for life. Goat wistfully dreams of following in her surfer father’s footsteps, but in a metaphorical sense, it is about taking the plunge into life, and surviving, no matter the consequences. “Those waves are going to push you down,” says one of her fantasy surfing heroes, “but you have to come up for air.”

The sentiment isn’t exactly new, but it is presented with panache. Sponheimer carefully recreates the time frame and sultry feel of an endless, eventful summer, but it is the young actors and their nice, natural performance that evoke a wonderful sense of childhood in all its aspirational and awkward glory.

“Wild Goat Surf” tackles big topics, like poverty and personal ambition, but works best as a character piece