Movies

Film shooting: action or cut?

Two perspectives on violence in films.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...

Reviewing childhood Halloween movies as an adult

Thanks to terrifying costumes and an increased presence of spirits, Halloween is known as the scariest time of the year. However, there’s nothing spookier than realizing you’ve outgrown your favourite holiday.Continue...

Venom is not your typical Marvel movie

Critics and movie-goers alike have slammed the new Marvel antihero movie Venom since it came out last weekend. But the reasons critics found Venom to be disappointing are actually what makes the movie worthwhile.Continue...

Point/Counterpoint: Do subtitles help the viewing experience?

If you've ever watched a movie or TV show with me where I've been in control of the device settings, there's a 100 per cent chance it's been accompanied by subtitles.Continue...

The Predator earns its name

Director Shane Black’s decision to hire his friend, a convicted sex offender, as an actor marred the glitz and glamour of the red carpet opening for his film The Predator at TIFF.Continue...

Journal staff’s movie picks

Journal Staff plead their case deciding which movie is the best of all timeContinue...

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