Film & TV

Film: Night of the Demons (1988)

October 03, 2015

Night of the Demons is the first in a trilogy – and one remake – of horror films set in the possessed Hull House, each one taking place on Halloween night. In each film, a group of party-goers decide that,… Continue Reading

Nova Scotia’s film community hurt, unified by changes

Atlantic Film Coop director reflects on effects of tax credit cuts

September 25, 2015

The film industry is volatile enough on its own, but this year was exceptionally turbulent. With the community gathering again to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Atlantic Film Festival, we sat down with Martha Cooley, executive director of the… Continue Reading

Film: Leon: The Professional (1994)

September 25, 2015

“Revenge is not a good thing, it’s better to forget.” – Leon Leon: The Professional is a crime drama written and directed by the French director, Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman, and follows the… Continue Reading

Film: Black Mass (2015)

September 25, 2015

Black Mass stars an all-star cast – including Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, and Benedict Cumberbatch – and strives to tell the story of real-life gangster James “Whitey” Bulger. The film aims to tell the story of how Whitey (Johnny Depp)… Continue Reading

On the Big Screen

Atlantic Film Festival celebrates anniversary during turbulent year for film

September 18, 2015

2015 seems to be a good year for anniversaries. At the beginning of the month, the Fringe Festival celebrated its 25th, and this week the Atlantic Film Fest will kick off by celebrating its 35th year in a row. The… Continue Reading

Of Mobsters and Men

Gangster movies to watch in anticipation for Black Mass

September 18, 2015

On September 18, Johnny Depp portrays the Irish-American Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, the big budget film adaptation of the novel Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob. In… Continue Reading

Why go outdoors this summer?

April 14, 2015

As many know, the end of the semester swiftly approaches, which means a stressful time as one deals with finals and term papers. But this period is also one which the latest Spring Animes are beginning. Here are a few… Continue Reading

A New Beat

November 21, 2014

Andrea Dorfman speaks about her Hali-film, Heartbeat Heartbeat centers around Justine, a young musician-turned-copywriter. It’s not that Justine hates her life – it’s that she can’t seem to move forward in it. Her best friends are having kids, her ex… Continue Reading

The Gazette’s AFF can’t-miss list

September 12, 2014

It’s time to ditch the computer screen for the silver screen: the Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) is being held in Halifax from Sept. 11 to 18. Whether you’re a film aficionado or a Marvel buff, this year’s festival offers much… Continue Reading

Atlantic Film Festival at Dal

September 12, 2014

In collaboration with the Atlantic Film Festival, Dalhousie Art Gallery is presenting their annual program: their own film festival retrospective. This year, the gallery is presenting five films from the early works of the Coen Brothers. The Coen Brothers’ films… Continue Reading

Catching air

March 14, 2014

Spirited away, Ponyo,  and other kid-friendly releases from the beloved Studio Ghibli  must have lured me into a comfortable, safe world of fantasy and family foibles, because the latest film from animation icon Hayao Miyazaki is a harshly real sting… Continue Reading

Seeing the invisible

March 13, 2014

Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall spoke at a screening of her latest film, The Ghosts in Our Machine, last weekend in the McCain building. The World Society for the Protection of Animals’s (WSPA) Dalhousie branch organized the free event and… Continue Reading

Life, love, and Siri

January 31, 2014

In 2003, dour magician David Blaine sat in a plexiglass box high over a London street for 44 days. Blaine was suspended alone above crowds of curious onlookers. It must have been exciting at first, but eventually he became a… Continue Reading