Film & Television

Evelyn (Lynne Deragon) talks with her granddaughter, Lucy (Raven Stewart).

Ryerson graduate’s short film, Away Home, debuts at TIFF

  Viewers are taken on an emotional ride in an alumna’s latest film. Award-winning film studies graduate, Jana Stackhouse, premières her thesis film project, Away Home, this weekend at TIFF’s Top Ten Student Shorts Programme event. It will be one of several short films to debut alongside animations, documentaries and creations submitted from across the country. Stackhouse spent a year […]

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The Stairs: A raw look at drug use

Harm reduction and opioid addiction were the focus of an award-winning documentary shown at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts last week.

The Stairs tells the life stories of Marty Thompson, Greg Bell and Roxanne Smith, who have all survived years of street involvement and drug use in Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood.

by Kiki Cekota· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
MONDAY MOVIE: “The Justice League”

MONDAY MOVIE: “The Justice League”

It could have been worse.

After the cinematic war crime that was Batman v. Superman, one might have expected Justice League to be a miserable movie filled with violent dude-bros and unseemly plot holes. Surprisingly, it wasn’t.

by Justin Chandler· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
MOVIE MONDAY: “Murder on the Orient Express”

MOVIE MONDAY: “Murder on the Orient Express”

The big name at cinema box offices this week is Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, a lavish adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name.

by Isabella Perrone· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
MOVIE MONDAY: “Thor: Ragnarok”

MOVIE MONDAY: “Thor: Ragnarok”

The third time’s a charm. Following two inspired Thor movies, Thor: Ragnarok gets the god of thunder right. The film is a fast-paced, interplanetary romp that takes Thor out of his element.

Lost, hammerless and—at one glorious point—shirtless, the Avenger finds himself on a quest to save his homeworld, Asgard, from a seemingly unbeatable threat.

by Justin Chandler· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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