Film & TV

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

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

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

A medieval trickery of light

March 08, 2013

The merits of analog film… Continue Reading

Pirates and lore

February 18, 2013

  Nova Scotia Islands is a new documentary about the personal stories behind four Nova Scotian islands that the history books don’t always tell. There are around 3,800 islands off the coast of Nova Scotia. This film highlights the most… Continue Reading

Fun movies for wine lovers

January 23, 2013

There are only so many events you can plan surrounding wine, if that’s your thing. You’ve got dinner parties for pairings, blind tastings and…drinking games? But when it’s cold outside and you’ve had a long week, a night on the… Continue Reading

Ben’s 10 – Favourite fictional athletes

January 18, 2013

Athletes can be frustrating. Whether they’re sounding off in press conferences, sulking during the game, or pulling a Robin Ventura by refusing to sign autographs, we fans often lose patience with today’s stars. That’s why everyone loves sports movies and… Continue Reading

7 movies to feel lucky about in 2013

January 18, 2013

  1. Man of Steel – This needs to be good in order to make up for the blasphemous Super Man Returns that unfortunately flew to the world in 2006. It was just a movie where Superman pranced around and hid in… Continue Reading

Citizen journalist, amateur director?

January 11, 2013

In a tech-savvy world, it’s the norm to own an iPhone or Blackberry over a basic feature phone. With all those extra features, it was inevitable that people would start shooting full-length documentaries and films on their smartphones. One of… Continue Reading

Not just for nerds

November 20, 2012

As a literary form, graphic novels are often dismissed because of their reputation. Some readers are turned away because they have pictures, thinking that hardly qualifies them to sit amongst the literary greats (and also brings back memories of childhood… Continue Reading

Josh Cruddas strikes gold in Copperhead film

November 09, 2012

  A recent graduate of Dalhousie’s acting program, Josh Cruddas is making his mark in the world of theatre. With roles in Titanic: The Aftermath, the TV series Call Me Fitz and the highly anticipated movie, Copperhead, released this spring, Cruddas… Continue Reading

Dance Magic Dance: A selection of traumatizing children’s movies

October 30, 2012

Marie: A few days ago I made the mistake of watching Disney’s Pinocchio (1940) to ease the feeling of school-induced stress and childhood nostalgia I was suddenly having. I thought that the opiate of song, dance and whimsical animation by… Continue Reading