film

Filmmaker inspires audiences at imagineNATIVE festival

On Oct. 17, the 16th annual imagineNATIVE film and media arts festival in Toronto featured former UVic student and local filmmaker Steven Davies. Davies is a documentary filmmaker and media…

MRT: Episode 4 – Flicks and Votes

If you have ever been curious how Oscar voting works or whether or not slates are a good idea for university elections but have never been able to seamlessly transition…

Following Brian’s Bliss

I have a confession to make: I wasn’t one of Brian Hendricks’ better students. I didn’t film the outside of his house in the dead of night and drop the…

A neighbourhood in stop motion

Fernwood Animation Project draws community support

Ebert on film: Life Itself an unvarnished portrayal of legendary critic

The only thing Roger Ebert loved more than movies and his wife, Chaz, was life itself. Growing up in North America, it is extremely difficult to have not heard of…

Marvel-ously bad

A biting commentary on modern film franchises

Linklater’s Boyhood is subdued and sublime

Imagine 12 years of your life, from childhood to matriculation, caught on film every summer. Actor Ellar Coltrane grew before our eyes as Mason in this summer’s hot indie flick,…

Hype aversion and fandom fatigue

In just a few weeks, the fourth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones will premiere, and the internet is already buzzing about it. And for the first…

Dark Canadian cities emerge in introspective new films

Hollywood regularly churns out movies featuring New York blown up by aliens.That’s why I have a theory that one sign of advanced popular culture is being able to create a…