Film & Television

Photo still from One Week dir. Michael McGowan

Five great films made and set in Canada

The 2018 Canadian Film Festival, an event dedicated to celebrating excellence in Canadian filmmaking, is being held at Scotiabank Theatre this week. In honour of the immense talent on display there, let’s take a look back at some examples of how amazing yet stunningly diverse Canadian films of years gone by heve been. Please note that in order to qualify […]

Still from This Film is Not, dir. Kirby Dick

The five best documentaries you’ve never heard of

Toronto’s very own Hot Docs Film Festival is on the horizon. In preparation of the event kicking off next month, Hot Docs has announced the entrants in its Special Presentations category: a showcase of high-profile, award-winning and star-studded documentary selections. In honour of these films, here are a few more incredible documentaries you might not have heard of. 5. Street […]

Photo still from Take a Walk on the Wildside

RU grad wins big at the Canadian Screen Awards

  The trailer for Lisa Rideout’s award-winning film Take a Walk on the Wildside, a film directed by Ryerson University graduate Lisa Rideout, won Best Short Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards last night. The unique film focuses on a Toronto-based cross-dressing boutique (owned by fellow Ryerson alumna Paddy Aldridge) which offers an inclusive “transformative” experience to people from all […]

Photo Still from THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, dir. Chris McKay

Five great films that missed the Oscars

Each year, the Oscars provide an opportunity to recognize the greatest works the movie industry has to offer; a true celebration of the art of filmmaking. Nevertheless, there are always a few truly excellent films which slip through the cracks and don’t receive the acclaim they deserve. With the 90th annual Academy Awards behind us, let’s take a look at […]

Photo by Ryan Tuchow. The Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema where Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron spoke about truth in the digital age March 3.

Journalists discuss truth at the Curious Minds Weekend

  The Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema was packed March 3 for a sold-out discussion of truth during the time of president Donald Trump. The Globe and Mail’s editor-in-chief David Walmsley spoke with Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron as part of the second annual Curious Minds Weekend that ran from March 2 to 4. The Curious Weekend, according to […]

by Ryan Tuchow· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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