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Film Fridays: La La Land review

La La Land has it all: singing, dancing, comedy, drama and romance. Mia (Emma Stone) is a struggling actress. Her life consists of running from her part-time job to auditions. Life hasn’t worked out the way she wanted it to. She thought she would’ve made it in L.A. by now, but she hasn’t. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck jazz musician. […]

A lot of people believe that feminism is only for women, but it's also for men. (Ryersonian Archive)

What does feminism mean?

Feminism’s a word that a vast majority of people don’t fully understand. Until recently, I didn’t completely understand it either. This is partly because in the media, most movies and TV shows never give a definition. Equality shown in media In the TV shows and movies that I watched growing up, most of the characters I saw were shown in […]

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Film Fridays: Moana review

The thing that separates Moana from other Disney films is the culture it depicts. It’s rare for the Hawaiian culture to get a spotlight and Disney has now brought the land and culture to the big screen. When Moana is a young girl, the ocean calls to her and gives her a stone. She learns through oral stories that this […]

Billy Lynn (Joe Alywn) crying while hearing the national anthem. (Courtesy Sony Pictures)

Film Fridays: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk review

Ang Lee has created an honest film about what the realities of war are and what the media perceives them to be. Billy Lynn (Joe Alywn) and his fellow soldiers have come back home to America for a victory tour. This comes after Lynn’s team, Bravo, are caught on camera in a harrowing battle in Iraq. Yet, the young soldier […]

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Taking distracted driving seriously

It seems like there are so many ads about distracted driving. All I need to do is turn on the TV and during a commercial break, I’m sure to see an ad about using phones while behind the wheel. I believe they’re all necessary, because there are way too many road accidents in Toronto and nothing seems to be changing. […]

by Amanda Gilmore· · Off Campus, Opinion
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Film Fridays: Arrival review

Arrival is not the usual alien invasion film. Amy Adams plays expert linguistics professor Louise Banks. When 12 alien space crafts land in different locations across the world, she’s asked by the government to help. She ends up leading the American team to try to figure out why the aliens have invaded Earth. Yet, it’s only Banks who believes the aliens […]

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Film Fridays: Loving review

It’s shocking to think that in 1967, the state of Virginia had a law that prohibited interracial marriage. The new film Loving tells the story of an interracial couple’s fight to remain married and live in their state. The film is based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who fell in love in the state of Virginia. […]

Mary Gyulay is the inspiration behind the film VIABLE. (Courtesy Melissa Scicluna)

Q-and-A: Rye grad and ‘VIABLE’ director talks MS

In the summer of 2014, Mary Gyulay was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and at the age of 22 her life changed forever. Her journey inspired the story behind the short film VIABLE, which she directed and co-wrote. Gyulay is an RTA graduate who initially created this short film with her team of RTA grads for their course practicum. The film was […]

RTA grads take VIABLE to Orlando Film Festival

RTA grads take VIABLE to Orlando Film Festival

  What initially started as a course practicum has recently taken a team of RTA grads beyond the classroom and onto the big screen at the Orlando Film Festival. “This particular story was an important one to tell because it’s a personal story about multiple sclerosis,” says Mary Gyulay, director, co-writer, and inspiration behind the film VIABLE. “It meant a […]

by Selena Singh· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Health
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Film Fridays: Doctor Strange review

It seems that Marvel has figured out what the movie-going audience wants and delivers it to the silver screen. This is no different with Doctor Strange. It was once said that the comic was the only one that wouldn’t work on screen. Well, somehow Marvel has made it work in very strange, pun intended, and unique ways. The film follows […]

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Film Fridays: Hacksaw Ridge review

War is a big topic on the news all around the world. The subject is never a positive one and has an impact not only on the people directly involved, but on the world as a whole. People are seeking refuge, being taken away from their families, and soldiers and innocent civilians are dying everyday. So in the world that we […]

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From the stage to the camera

A Ryerson dance graduate is taking her first step back into the dance world after suffering from a brain injury. Only this time, instead of being up on stage, she’ll be behind a camera. Miranda Forbes, who graduated from Ryerson in 2009, has been dancing since she was a child. In 2012, Forbes suffered a brain injury after being hit […]

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Film Fridays: Moonlight review

The Toronto International Film Festival’s 2016 indie-hit is now ready to have its big weekend release. Moonlight follows an African-American male, named Chiron, from his childhood to adulthood. It takes place in three acts. The first when he’s a child, the second as a teenager, and the third as the man he’s become. As a child living in a poor […]

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Get spooky and spirited: Halloween films featuring previous Ryerson students

Halloween is only a couple of days away, which means everyone is looking for a scary movie to get them in the spirit. For students, heading to the cinema is costly. So why not cozy up with your computer and watch a former Ryerson student act in a horror film? It will make you scared, save you money and see […]

Neha Karamchandani traveled to Mumbai in search of stardom. (Courtesy of Neha Karamchandani)

Toronto to Mumbai: Ryerson student searches for stardom

Being surrounded by the glamour of TIFF for the past week reminded me of my time before Ryerson, when I travelled to Mumbai in search of stardom. Yet, what I found was nothing close to what I expected. Some of these memories I choose to cherish and others, not so much. Mumbai’s glitzy Bollywood world is filled to the brim […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · Opinion, Voices
RTA doc focuses on developmental disabilities

RTA doc focuses on developmental disabilities

What was supposed to be a film that displayed the work of L’Arche, an international organization based in Toronto that works with people living with developmental disabilities, turned out to be a touching documentary about a boy. Jason Clinker, a 23-year-old who lives with a developmental disability, has become the shining star of the RTA school of media documentary, Unwritten. […]

by Michael Sist· · Arts & Life, Health
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Review: Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!

Imagine university life without cellphones and laptops. It may seem impossible. However, there was a time when plans were made using notes left on dorm room doors and parties happened without any minute-to-minute documentation on Snapchat. That time was 1980. Richard Linklater’s new film Everybody Wants Some!! perfectly captures the essence of this pre-social media era. It seems almost mystical for […]

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Ryerson holds second women-in-film conference

Ric Bienstock believes there is no better time than now for women to enter the film industry. “Being a female is an advantage… I would hate to be a white man in the business,” the Emmy Award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker said at a conference discussing women in the film industry. The conference was hosted by Ryerson’s school of image arts […]

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Ryerson student aims to raise $50k for film

By Saheel Shah After 17 days and over $20,000, funds continue coming in for the Ryerson-directed feature film Goliath as it enters the third week of its Indiegogo campaign. Goliath is being written, directed and produced by Luke Villemaire, a third-year film student at Ryerson. In September, Villemaire secured $20,000 through the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) to contribute […]

Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

By Brynn Farren Haunted by horrifying visions of the future? If you’re a soon-to- be graduate of any arts program at Ryerson, this might be the case. Stephen Dunn is an award- winning director and a graduate from Ryerson University’s film program. He recently held a screening at Ryerson for his award-winning film Closet Monster that took home the award […]

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Journalism student makes a slam dunk

Luke Galati wakes up at 8 a.m. He packs his things, grabs his red baseball hat and is ready to start shooting his documentary. “I wore this thing every single day,” Galati, a third-year Ryerson journalism student, says as he shows off the red hat. “It made me feel like a pro.” Galati is the director of the documentary Eastern. […]

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Established and aspiring artists mingle at new film festival

“You can’t be a follower. You have to be a leader to get anywhere. You have to figure it out for yourself,” says Ula Jurecka, an acting student at the University of Toronto.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life
A photo of Nadia from the memorial in the School of Image Arts. (Madeline Smith / Ryersonian Staff)

Students organize art exhibit memorial to celebrate Nadia Marzouca’s life

One week after image arts students were shaken by the news of the death of one of their own, they’re coming together to pay tribute to their friend and classmate. On Wednesday night, the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS) is hosting a memorial art exhibit for Nadia Marzouca, a third-year film student who died on campus last week.

by Madeline Smith· · News, On Campus
Ryerson students screen Iceland films at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson students screen Iceland films at Nuit Blanche

Ryerson students and professors lit up Ryerson’s Artspace as part of Nuit Blanche this Saturday with screenings of their short films. The films are the result of a 10-day workshop, where 12 students from across programs and two professors travelled around Iceland

Ryerson students gathered at a vigil for third-year film student Nadia Marzouca on Thursday night. (Melinna Miranda / Ryersonian Staff)

Students remember Nadia Marzouca with film, Oreos

Students, friends and strangers gathered to remember third-year film student Nadia Marzouca at Lake Devo Thursday night. They held candles while watching a film Marzouca starred in and sharing one of her favourite foods — Oreos. Marzouca was found dead in the Image Arts building just after midnight on Sept. 30.

by Melinna Miranda· · News, On Campus
$20k film award for Communication & Design Society VP stokes online controversy

$20k film award for Communication & Design Society VP stokes online controversy

Ryerson film student Luke Villemaire, who is the vice-president of finance for the Ryerson Communication and Design Society (RCDS), excused himself from voting when his film project came up for funding consideration. Nonetheless, the fact that his he was awarded $20,000 from RCDS has raised eyebrows.

Student gets 20k from Ryerson for film project

Student gets 20k from Ryerson for film project

Where is Kyle Walker, and how far are you willing to go to find him? That is the central question in a feature film project that is being developed by students and alumni from Ryerson’s Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD). The creative mind behind the project is Luke Villemaire, a 20-year-old film student who has partnered up with Ryerson […]

by Victoria Chan· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, students
Women in Art event showcasing Ryerson talent

Women in Art event showcasing Ryerson talent

This Wednesday, Ryerson will be hosting the second annual women in art event. The event will take place at the Thomas lounge at Ryerson and will showcase all forms of art, including film photography, poetry and music, from Ryerson female students of any program. We sat down with Rebeca Ortiz, image arts course union president and curator to tell us […]

A survey released in 2013 by Harris Interactive showed that about 60 per cent of TV streamers binge-watched shows. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Study finds Netflix linked to depression

By Hailey Salvian A new poll indicating that university students consume TV mostly through streaming services is sparking a debate about mental health. The University of Texas studied the TV-watching habits of 300 young adults, as well as their emotional states, and found a strong link between depression levels and the hours of TV watched. These findings are important to […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus
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Are the Oscars racist? White subjects ’98 per cent’ of the time, says one critic

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences attracted quite a bit of criticism this month when a lack of diversity was noticed in this year’s group of nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards. For the third time in 16 years the 20 acting nominees are all white, and females have been excluded from many of the major categories. […]

by Jordan Sprague· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Rye instructor representing Toronto at Stanley Kubrick exhibition

Rye instructor representing Toronto at Stanley Kubrick exhibition

The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition is getting a Ryerson twist while it spends the next month at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The retrospective exhibit looks back at the famed director’s film career and background in photography through props and memorabilia. It will feature 12 screenings of Kubrick films introduced by a variety of Kubrick experts–actors from his films, critics, and even […]

Horror films resurrecting on Halloween could mean Hollywood needs to be more creative

Horror films resurrecting on Halloween could mean Hollywood needs to be more creative

If you had plans to see a new release in theatres this weekend, you may need to re-evaluate them. It appears that Hollywood studios have been scared away by Halloween. According to The Hollywood Reporter, box office traffic is expected to fall tremendously on Friday, as no new films will be released. Instead, the North American box office will be […]

Friday Five with Alexis Allison and Samantha Sobolewski (Alexis Allison/ryersonian)

Friday Five Audio Series – October 31, 2014

This week our hosts speak with Ryerson professor and Cinemascope film critic Adam Nayman about horror movies; discuss this week’s special SNL host Chris Rock and musical guest Prince; debate whether it’s too early to be airing Christmas movies and look ahead at the local music scene. Got a question? Comment? Topic idea? Hit us up by email Samantha Sobolewski: […]

RyersonianTV: Latest diagnosis on Rob Ford’s tumour

RyersonianTV: Latest diagnosis on Rob Ford’s tumour

Kayla Hoolwerf talks live to reporter Sidney Cohen about Rob Ford’s tumour diagnosis, the 9/11 memorial and the latest in the RAMS fencing team. RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Top stories
Filmmaker Pat Mills gives his advice to aspiring artists and filmmakers on how to succeed in the film industry.

Hey, aspiring artists — let filmmaker Pat Mills give you some guidance

In his feature film debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ryerson alumnus Pat Mills plays a guidance counsellor who gives his students offbeat advice. The film studies graduate, who also directed and wrote the movie, offers aspiring artists and filmmakers his best tips on how to succeed in the industry. Read The Ryersonian‘s coverage of his film, Guidance, here.

by Dilys Chan· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Videos
RyersonianTV: Yonge-Dundas traffic death, Scottish independence and more

RyersonianTV: Yonge-Dundas traffic death, Scottish independence and more

Gina Wicentowich talks about a man that was struck and killed by a truck near Yonge and Dundas, the Scottish referendum and the Toronto International Film Festival. RyersonianTV is a daily newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Monday to Friday, at noon EST.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Newscasts, RyersonianTV, Top stories
Alumnus takes bad teacher act to TIFF

Alumnus takes bad teacher act to TIFF

It’s never too late to be a teen. That’s the phrase greeting visitors to Pat Mills’s personal website. A film studies alumnus from Ryerson, Mills grew up loving movies in the teen genre from the ’80s. Naturally, his own film’s subject matter progressed to involve high school-aged teens as well. On Sept. 5, Mills made his feature film debut at […]

by Dilys Chan· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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TIFF-mania: at a theatre near you

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday and will run until Sept. 14. For your convenience, The Ryersonian’s Laura Calabrese compiled TIFF synopses of 10 must-see films that are playing at the Ryerson Theatre. If you weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets, remember you can always “rush.” Rush tickets are sold 10 minutes before the […]

Movie Minute: March 28

Movie Minute: March 28

Movie Minute: March 21, 2014

Movie Minute: March 21, 2014

Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Showgirls’: it’s deeper than you think, argues new book

Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Showgirls’: it’s deeper than you think, argues new book

Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 film Showgirls is widely regarded as a flop. It was panned by both audiences and critics, earning the ignominious award for Worst Picture at the Razzies that year. But now that nearly 19 years have passed, film critic Adam Nayman, who teaches a class on documentaries at Ryerson, explores why the movie is actually a cinematic gem in his new book It […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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Ryerson teacher’s war documentary wins Canadian Screen Award

You may be familiar with the critically-acclaimed film Inglorious Basterds.  The film, directed by Quentin Tarantino and loosely based on the events of World War II, follows a  group of Jewish-American soldiers who go on a dangerous mission to hunt Nazis behind enemy lines. But while there are elements of truth in that film, don’t expect The Real Inglorious Bastards to feature […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Opinion: Hollywood is becoming more diverse, but it’s still not enough

Opinion: Hollywood is becoming more diverse, but it’s still not enough

This year’s Academy Awards saw many firsts for the film industry. 12 Years a Slave’s won Best Picture on Mar. 2, making the film’s director, Steve McQueen, the first black man to ever win this award. Alfonso Cuarón became the first Mexican filmmaker to take home the award for best  director for the space thriller Gravity. Lupita Nyong’o won best supporting actress, […]

Q-and-A with film director Min Sook Lee

Q-and-A with film director Min Sook Lee

Oscars for Dummies: Your guide to this year’s Best Picture nominees

Oscars for Dummies: Your guide to this year’s Best Picture nominees

Going to an Oscar party but you haven’t seen all of the nine films nominated for Best Picture? We’ve got you covered. We break down each movie’s chances to help you cheat your way through conversations (while pretending you actually know something about Hollywood’s biggest night). American Hustle What it’s about: Two con artists are forced to work with an FBI […]

Rye grads behind movie Weekend Warrior discuss Indiegogo campaign

Rye grads behind movie Weekend Warrior discuss Indiegogo campaign

by Sydney Poulos· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Videos
Still from "I Know Places" (Courtesy Lucas Ford)

Experimental films exhibit at RIC

Film students are taking centre stage at the Ryerson Image Centre’s first student art exhibit of the year, but this is not your typical movie-going experience. “Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries: Artistic Experiments and Innovation in Film and Video,” featuring 65 films by first and second-year Ryerson students, opens tonight at the Ryerson Image Centre’s first exhibition of the year. The films are […]

by Samantha Fernandes· · Arts & Life, Film & Television