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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 […]

(Photo by Sally Goldberg Powell)

Movie Mondays: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Films directed by Martin McDonagh exist in a world of extravagant violence and interminable cursing. Hearing the words shit or fuck are as likely as hearing hello and punches are not shied away from in the slightest. No one outside of Quentin Tarantino intertwines the two with such seamless results. And although McDonagh relentlessly employs these devices, it is never […]

by Evan Manning· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Opinion
Aidan Shipley (front) and Grayson Moore (back) are Ryerson image arts alumni and the co-directors of Cardinals, a movie premiering this month at TIFF. (Photo courtesy of Aidan Shipley)

Ryerson alumni bring new feature film to the big screen at TIFF

As the excitement of the Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city, a group of Ryerson Image Arts alumni are getting ready to celebrate the world première of their new movie Cardinals. Cardinals is the directorial debut from film studies grads Aidan Shipley and Grayson Moore. The pair previously worked together on Shipley’s fourth-year thesis film, the 2014 short […]

by Angela McLean· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Theatre
(Courtesy La La Land website)

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. […]

Armenian genocide film at TIFF prompts online backlash, students react

Armenian genocide film at TIFF prompts online backlash, students react

Ryerson’s Armenian community fought back online against the low ratings for Armenian genocide film The Promise. After only five screenings at TIFF, the movie received 50,000 “one-star” reviews on IMDb, but only had a maximum possible viewership of 7,700 people. Both Terry George, the film’s director, and Lori Tashjian, president of Ryerson’s Armenian Students’ Association (ASA), speculate that Turkish users are […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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