Film

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Four documentaries about climate change to watch this fall

Education is the important first step toward understanding and addressing climate change, and there is no easier way to educate yourself than sitting on the couch watching a movie. 
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Tár review: Pretentious in some of the right ways

It’s rare nowadays for a movie to start with its credits; however, this is exactly how Tár begins,   asking the audience to sit through several minutes of plain black…
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In review: ‘Smile’ horror film lacks originality

Smile is not unlike the many horror movies that came before it. If you’re a fan of the genre, you will probably find yourself wondering if you’ve seen some of…

Vancouver International Film Festival is back with a vengeance

For the first time since fall 2019, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) opened its doors to the public with open arms.  Whereas VIFF relied on online curation during the…
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Barbarian horror film both hits and misses

Going to see Barbarian is a lot like renting an Airbnb — the pictures online look great, and the reviews are glowing. But once you show up in person, the…
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Practice makes perfect: A review of Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal

One of the biggest issues with The Rehearsal is that it’s almost impossible to explain to anyone what exactly makes it so great.
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In review: Train Time rolls onto the IMAX big screen

Going to the IMAX to watch a documentary on trains may not sound like the most exciting night out, but you may find yourself surprised by just how engaging the…
Official Competition screenshot via Toronto International Film Festival (tiff.net).

In review: Official Competition is a comedy that never really ends

Humberto Suárez, a millionaire, has just turned 80. Now facing his own mortality, he decides to make a movie to help cement his legacy as someone worth remembering. To ensure…
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In review: Ms. Marvel is a revolutionary TV series for the brown community

Representation matters. From my perspective, that is the message Marvel is embracing with the introduction of the Ms. Marvel superhero character and TV series.