Film

Three unconventional Indian films to watch this winter break

The winter break is within sight, and with it comes ample time to catch up on streaming TV shows and movies.Continue...

Hysteria over the Joker movie is unjustified

Before the new Joker film was released on Oct. 4, critics feared the filmmakers’ choice to sympathetically portray Arthur Fleck, the character who would become DC Comics villain Joker, would inspire real-life loners to carry out mass shootings at screenings of the movieor elsewhere.Continue...

Why Joker has been deemed dangerous by critics

Though it’s not uncommon for films to receive heavy criticism following their release, DC Entertainment’s newest blockbuster, Joker , has generated an unprecedented amount of controversy.Continue...

Alt-frosh film screening set to shed light on migrants’ rights

This week, members of the Queen’s community will have the opportunity to join an event aimed at breaking down social barriers and unifying people despite their differences.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...

What the evolution of coming-of-age movies means for representation

North American filmmakers have been trying to capture the quintessential coming-of-age experience since the rise of the teen comedy genre in the 1980s.Continue...

Columbus is a quiet, captivating debut

Academic-turned-filmmaker, Kogonada quietly reflects on the inscrutability of life in his feature-length debut titled Columbus. What else can we expect from an academic in Hollywood?Continue...

Living through a lens

In his final year of university, John Fleming is patiently taking a shot at his dream of becoming a filmmaker.

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Loving Vincent is a stunning visual achievement

After creating more than 860 oil paintings over the span of eight years, Vincent van Gogh died an unknown painter from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. To even begin to unwrap the many layers of this complex artist is difficult. To make a film about his death is nearly impossible.Continue...

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

For the past 16 years, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) has been showcasing a dynamic program of Canadian films. This year was no different as the festival screened a robust lineup of the year’s favourite feature films and shorts, not to mention being hosted by Canadian rockers, Mother Mother.Continue...

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