Film

Sarah Waisvisz imagines the future of Blackness through monodrama Witness Shift

When Professor Sarah Waisvisz first read Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s intensely intimate play Witness Shift, she cried.Continue...

Why I fall back into ‘comfort watching’

“Are you still watching?” This is the prompt that appears when Netflix is concerned you’re spending too much time in front of the screen.Continue...

Being a young filmmaker in Canada is something to celebrate, not escape

There’s a lingering preconception among many young filmmakers in Canada that to truly have a successful career in film, we must pack up and head down south for good. This belief is false and distracts many from seizing valuable opportunities for screen-based creators here in Canada.Continue...

Stick with ‘WandaVision’—it’s headed places

It’s easy to fall in love with the tried-and-true format that has made Marvel movies so successful and reject anything straying from that formula, but WandaVision is a good reason to keep an open mind.Continue...

The sole problem with ‘Soul’

Disney and Pixar’s Soul could be a perfect knockout, but it plays things too safe.Continue...

Even with positive representation, we can’t rely on film as drivers of social change

A recent Varsity article argues the film industry fails to accurately depict the realities of poverty. While this is true to a certain extent, we can’t expect more authentic movies to be the drivers for social change—that comes from legislation.Continue...

The history of Indigenous representation in film and television

It’s not controversial to state that Hollywood has a representation problem. In over 100 years of productions, positive and well-rounded Indigenous characters have been notably missing from film and television. The history of Indigenous representation is a long and messy one, with the absence of Indigenous voices in Hollywood resulting in decades of misrepresentation.Continue...

Is nostalgia cramping Hollywood’s creativity?

Over the past decade, it’s started to appear as if Hollywood is incapable of creating anything new.Continue...

A24’s filmmaking crafts meaningful art under a new mainstream spotlight

From Lady Bird to Mid90s , A24 has consistently been producing intricate, aesthetically-charged films which connect with its audiences on multiple levels.Continue...

Commentary: Theatre and film are increasingly merging mediums

As COVID-19 forces theatre companies around the world to innovate and adapt to a new virtual forum, the lines between theatre and film continue to blur. For some critics, this means losing the aspects of theatre which make it such a moving art form.Continue...

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