Film Review

Steven Kostanski’s horror-comedy ‘Psycho Goreman’ filmed in St. Catharines

In the film Psycho Goreman, the titular monster was born on the planet Gigax, millions of lightyears from Earth. The movie was shot somewhere a little closer to home: St. Catharines, Ontario.Continue...

Men: Please watch ‘Promising Young Woman’

Promising Young Woman is deeply controversial. I can recognize why: it’s problematic, even dangerous, and has the potential to be deeply triggering for survivors of sexual violence. Still—it’s a triumph.Continue...

Muslim International Film Festival makes history in October debut

The Muslim International Film Festival (MIFF) had its inaugural debut in Toronto on Oct. 30. The festival, a celebration of Muslim excellence in the filmmaking industry, was a compilation of eight short films and two feature films presented at the Ontario Place Drive-In.Continue...

‘Chemical Hearts’ is an honest teenage romance

Last weekend, I was snuggled up on the couch scrolling through Amazon Prime, browsing for a good flick to take my mind off all the studying I was neglecting. I stumbled across the trailer for Chemical Hearts, a teen drama starring Lili Reinhart ( Riverdale) and Austin Abrams ( Euphoria). It seemed like an easy watch I could fall asleep to, but I ended up loving it so much that the story stuck with me long after the credits.Continue...

Everyone is a sinner in ‘The Devil All the Time’

In The Devil All the Time , nobody is without sin—and some characters have sinned a lot more than they let on.Continue...

Charlie Kaufman outdoes himself with perplexing take on Queen’s alumnus’ novel

The films of Charlie Kaufman are meta and hard to parse, but in his latest, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, adapted for Netflix from Queen’s alumnus Iain Reid’s novel of the same name, he found a way to out-Kaufman himself.Continue...

Little Women brings modern feminism to a familiar story

2019 was the year of movie reboots, remakes, and questionable sequels. In a renaissance of retreading familiar stories in film, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women proves that some stories do deserve to be retold.Continue...

Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tackles the ethics of altering history

When I heard the new Quentin Tarantino movie was about the Manson Family, a radicalized cult, and their 1969 murder of American actress Sharon Tate, I was concerned. The writer-director is known for delighting in gore, and I feared the film would glorify the crimes and their perpetrators.Continue...

Reelout calls a wrap on festival's 19th year

Our reviews of Gays of Our Lives: Shorts Program and The Fabulous Life of Allan Carr

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Queer Film Festival serves up “Reelness”

Directed by Erin Heidenreich, Girl Unbound: The War To Be Her is a tender yet matter-of-fact documentary exploring the intersections of gender, religion and war through the perspective of a Pakistani athlete.Continue...

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