Film & TV

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

Mind-bend theatre

November 15, 2013

  Halloween was three weeks ago, but the desire to be frightened and disturbed never seems to die. From Nov. 21-24 the Outlier Film Festival will be fulfilling such desires through movies from all over the world, spanning across an… Continue Reading

Beyond the [kloi’ st r]

November 08, 2013

Local filmmaker John Hillis’ documentary [kloi’ st r] was recently screened at the Uppsala Short Film Festival in Sweden, highlighting the growing presence of Nova Scotian artists abroad. Hillis describes his film as a “rumination on how I came to be… Continue Reading

One-handed love

October 04, 2013

A portrait of a sweet, ditzy porn addict, Don Jon opens to a flickering neon cartoon image. It’s only fitting for this tale that skates over any nuanced depictions of contemporary sexuality and love in favour of a tilt-a-whirl of… Continue Reading

Dalhousie actor snags role in AFF film

September 20, 2013

A recent Dalhousie graduate, Josh Cruddas will be appearing in the Civil War feature film Copperhead as Jimmy, an orphan taken in by the Beech family. Copperhead  premiered earlier this month at the 33rd Annual Atlantic Film Festival and takes place in… Continue Reading

Cult films abound at Thrillema

September 20, 2013

Sarah Bailey was just an ordinary girl—that is, until she moved to LA and fell in with the Manon-worshipping Rochelle, Bonnie, and Nancy. Now trapped in a spiral of sex, violence, and witchcraft, Sarah has to struggle to get out… Continue Reading

A week in Wes’ world

September 13, 2013

Being a student film connoisseur is pretty taxing work, and each year, from September 12 – 19, the job shifts into overtime. The 33rd annual Atlantic Film Festival is in town, packing theatres throughout Halifax with a melange of the… Continue Reading