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Movie Review: “American Made”

Movie Review: “American Made”

There are two types of famous actors.

There are those who slide from film to film in a chameleon-like manner, constantly changing colours and taking on roles that push them to be something completely different from what they were before. The late Philip Seymour Hoffman was a classic example.

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Monday movie reviews: “It”

Up until the age of maybe six or seven, I was afraid of the basement. I would stand at the top of the staircase in my old house, frozen in a state of fright as I gazed down into the shadowy abyss for minutes at a time. When the lights were off, I always thought there was something looming in […]

by Evan Manning· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media, Opinion
Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

Film Fridays: The Lego Batman Movie

In the film, Batman is trying to once again save Gotham City from utter demise. This time, the Joker and his band of villains are threatening to blow up the fictional city with an underwater bomb. The Joker’s incentive? To get Batman to acknowledge their “hate relationship,” which looks a lot like love. The dynamic between the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) […]

Overcrowded lecture halls are a common sight at the start of semester. (Ryersonian file photo)

Ryerson professors react to RateMyProf reviews

We’re all guilty of misusing RateMyProf. Watch these Ryerson professors respond to their reviews.

by Vanessa Nigro· · Videos
20th Century Women, courtesy Annapurna Pictures.

Film Fridays: 20th Century Women

Films depicting the past are often steeped in nostalgia. However 20th Century Women, written and directed by Mike Mills, does not romanticize this coming-of-age story set in the late ‘70s. Rather, the film shows 1978 Santa Barbara in an immediate and believable way, as if it were a modern story.   Protagonist Jamie is a young teenage boy who has […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
Film Fridays: Jackie

Film Fridays: Jackie

The film Jackie, directed by Pablo Larraín, takes the political spotlight off the president and focuses it instead on the first lady. This time John F. Kennedy is used as a plot device, most shots only showing the back of his head. The film explores what Jackie Kennedy must have felt before and after her husband’s assassination. Much of the […]

by Jenna Campbell· · Arts & Life, Media, Opinion
Sunny Pawar stars in Lion.
Photo by Mark Rogers

Film Fridays: Lion

The Ryersonian’s Jenna Campbell shares her Lion in the first of her weekly film Fridays.

by Jenna Campbell· · Opinion
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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. […]

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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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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 […]

(Courtesy of Focus Features)

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. […]

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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 […]

(Ryersonian file photo)

Analysis: RSU Year-End Review

Transform RU won the Ryerson Students’ Union election last year on a platform that included financial transparency and communication. Now that a new election is upon us, how did the 2015-16 RSU live up to its promises? For one, the union introduced mental health bursaries for students who require support in accessing mental health services. They also introduced online opting […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News
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Analysis: RSU 2015/2016 Year-End Review

Transform RU entered won the Ryerson Student Union office last year on a platform including financial transparency and communication. Now that a new election is upon us, how did the 2015-16 RSU live up to their goals and promises? For one, the union introduced mental health bursaries for students that desperately require support in accessing mental health services. They introduced […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, On Campus
Review: Festival of Dionysus

Review: Festival of Dionysus

Love turns sour between a star-crossed couple during a time of nationwide strife. A man has a relentless battle between the couch and his pyjamas. These are just some of the eclectic plays that were part of the Ryerson Community Theatre’s (RCT) opening night on March 28. The annual showcase featured six plays, performed during a two-hour show. The showcase, which […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Theatre
Online course survey participation is low among students at Ryerson University. Data provided by Office of Faculty Affairs website. (Tara Deschamps / Ryersonian Staff)

Students slacking with online course surveys

Fewer than half of Ryerson students assess their instructors using online course surveys, reveals the school’s latest evaluation data. When Ryerson debuted its online survey in the fall of 2007, 38 per cent of students opted to complete evaluations on the Internet. The survey allowed students to numerically answer questions about the effectiveness of instructors and their courses. Since then, […]

by Tara Deschamps· · News, On Campus, students, Top stories
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Ryersonian Book Club: Divergent, by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent Genre: Science Fiction / Young Adult Pages: 487 About the author: Veronica Roth is an American author best known for the Divergent trilogy, which also include Insurgent and Allegiant. The last book was released in October of last year. While on winter break of her senior year of the creative writing program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Veronica […]

Exhibit review: The 7,024th Patient

Exhibit review: The 7,024th Patient

Art should provoke thought and emotion within its viewer. Ryerson School of Nursing professor Jennifer Lapum decided that her research study should have the same impact. The 7,024th Patient, a new exhibit at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, launched on Tuesday and is an “arts-informed, narrative study” that explores a patients’ experiences following open-heart surgery. Sixteen individuals participated in Lapum’s […]

Ryersonian Book Club: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Robyn Doolittle

Ryersonian Book Club: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, by Robyn Doolittle

Title: Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story Genre: Biography Pages: 304 About the author: Robyn Doolittle is The Toronto Star’s city hall reporter. The Ryerson grad thought she was getting a demotion when her position changed at The Star, from crime reporting to reporting on City Hall. But soon, both of those worlds collided, and Doolittle found herself reporting on […]

by jsmohame· · Arts & Life, Literature
Winterlicious Review: The Rosedale Diner

Winterlicious Review: The Rosedale Diner

The Rosedale Diner, located at 1164 Yonge St., was both impressive and disappointing.  Inconsistent is the best word to describe my experience. A three-course prix fixe dinner was $35 – the portions were medium sized. Celebrity chef Guy Fieri featured the Rosedale Diner on his Food Network television show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This restaurant is a diner on the […]

by Chelsea Shim· · Arts & Life, Food
Apps to help you stay gluten-free

Apps to help you stay gluten-free

Some people go gluten-free for health reasons. Hello, celiac disease. Others, do it because their favourite celebrities, who probably have no understanding of how their bodies work, are doing it. Hello, bandwagon. But whatever your reason, here are some apps to help you on your gluten-free journey. Find Me Gluten Free iOs/Android/Website                 […]

Grub Hub: Frank-ly speaking

Grub Hub: Frank-ly speaking

Camera/Editor: Amir P. Tabrizian-pour Producers: Tara Deschamps, Marie Alcober Graphics: Josh Kolm

by Marie Alcober· · Arts & Life, Features, Food
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