Movies

Film shooting: action or cut?

Two perspectives on violence in films.Continue...

Celebrities and Pride Month: the influence of social media

In honour of Pride Month, many celebrities took to social media to celebrate.

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‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and the genius of the multiverse

Amongst the broad multiplicity of the film’s scenes and themes, the ties between the multiverse and the experiences of immigrants stood out.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is what it says on the tin: a wonderful cavalcade of colour and sound, paired with acting and directing stellar enough to send the audience on a journey through the multiverse.Continue...

The rise and fall of movie posters

The movie poster is a 27 inch by 41 inch canvas used to sell a potential viewer with eye-popping visuals, big names, and catchy slogans.Continue...

To the Hallmark movie critics: stop hating on romance

Hallmark movies have a reputation. Unfortunately, unlike Christmas trademarks like Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life , that reputation isn’t particularly favourable. The question is: why?Continue...

Don’t roll the credits on the movie theatre experience

I saw Avengers: Endgame , the highest-grossing film of 2019, in a packed theatre. I'm a casual fan of the Marvel franchise, but I still remember the moment the audience burst into wild cheers when—spoiler alert—Captain America summoned Thor's hammer. It was hard not to be swept up in the excitement of the crowd that showed up that night, which was the whole reason I wanted to be there.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...

Journal staff’s defining childhood movies

Movies may only take a couple of hours to watch, but their impacts can last a lifetime. Whether it’s a comedy, drama, or action-adventure, each film has unique qualities that resonate with viewers differently.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...

Golden Globes falls short with underwhelming award results

When Bohemian Rhapsody won the award for Best Motion Picture—Drama at this past Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the palpable shock coming from the show’s star-studded crowd summed up how the entire evening had gone.Continue...

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