film review

Tár screenshot via IMDb.

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…
Smile promo photo via IMDb.

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…
Train time

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…
Screenshot of "Shadow of the Rougarou". Screenshot sourced from @shadowofrougarou on Instagram.

In review: “Shadow of the Rougarou” a powerful representation of Métis people

A few weeks ago, I saw a post about a new show coming to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) streaming service called APTN Lumi on May 9. The show…
Screenshot sourced from intoamericaswild.com.

Into America’s Wild: A vivid fast-paced expedition across America

Into America’s Wild is a 3D IMAX nature documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman, now playing at the Royal BC Museum. The film is directed by giant screen vet and ocean…
Screenshot of Netflix's promo video of "Bridgerton" on YouTube.

Season two of “Bridgerton” is almost here, let’s talk about season one

This article contains discussions of sexualized assault and violence. It has been just over a year since "Bridgerton" took the world by storm and became Netflix’s most popular English series…

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ new film The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open suggests settler responsibility in ending violence against Indigenous women

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is a remarkable film centered on two Indigenous women Please be advised that this article deals with domestic violence against Indigenous women.…

Marie Clements’s film Red Snow illuminates unexplored relationships

In her film Red Snow, shown on Feb. 13 at the Victoria Film Festival, Marie Clements draws connections between the experiences of the Gwich’in and the Afghan people post-9/11. She…