Headshot of Daniel Kaluuya.

Hollywood awards season is in full swing. For the past few years, award shows have been highly criticized for their lack of gender and racial diversity. But this year, things are changing.  In last year’s Golden Globes best picture nominees, only one film (Get Out) starred a leading actor of colour. Many people were also…

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In this image: the Bluenose-Ability Film Festival logo.

ReachAbility’s fourth year of hosting the annual Blusenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF) has more events to offer than ever, and plans to grow again next year.   BAFF features both professional and amateur films showcasing stories about or by people with disabilities. It’s the only one of its kind in Canada.   It started as something to celebrate…

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In this image: headshot of Lady Gaga performing.

A Star is Born is the latest hit film to reach theatres this fall. But this isn’t its first time on the big screen – this film is the third remake since the original. There have been some changes.  The movie, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, is about a young, amateur singer named Ally…

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Boris Karloff as Frankenstein.

With Halloween right around the corner, horror movies are more popular than ever, leading to the question: what it is about them that captivates its viewers? Is it because we are secretly masochists? Do we enjoy subjecting ourselves to things that terrify us?  After polling 20 Dalhousie University students on campus about watching horror movies,…

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Poster for Crazy Rich Asians.

Crazy Rich Asians has undoubtedly been one of the biggest Hollywood hits of the year. The film, starring Constance Wu as an economics professor travelling to Singapore to meet her crazy rich boyfriend’s crazy rich family, has received immense critical and commercial success.   It’s been highly celebrated for its all-Asian team of actors, writers, and director–the first major Hollywood film to do this since 1993’s The…

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Seats at Park Lane Theatre filled up on Sept. 19 for the premiere of Sharkwater Extinction. The documentary dives into the shady world of shark finning, and shark-products consumers unknowingly use every day. Rob Stewart, the Torontonian filmmaker and conservationist behind it, died tragically during its filming in 2017. His family completed the film. “Rob loved Halifax,” said Rob’s mother, Sandra Campbell alongside husband Brian Stewart, to the audience on Wednesday. Campbell and Stewart gave special thanks to marine biologist, Boris Worm, and veterinarian…

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With the Oscars airing tonight, it’s time to look at this year’s box-office successes. This year many of the nominated films will reduce their viewers to tears, or like Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name, ignite within us a flame fuelled with passion and sheer appreciation for its brilliance. Call Me by Your Name…

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Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird could reach new heights at the Academy Awards tonight, where it is nominated for five Oscar Awards. It’s the year for Lady Bird, it’s the year for Gerwig and it’s the year for the woman. Lady Bird’s nominations include Best Picture, Best Actress for Saorise Ronan, Best Supporting Actress for Laurie…

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The Shape of Water is not your usual Hollywood love story.   For starters, its female lead Elisa is deaf and played by an actress over the age of 25. Her best friends are also not quirky sidekicks, but an older gay artist and a black co-worker with their own struggles and desires.   And of course,…

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Netflix’s second season of Fuller House just might make a person miss the 90s hair and humour. People love to reminisce about their childhood. But Fuller House is proving that some things need to be left in the past. If Fuller House replicated the humour Full House had, it would potentially be on the same…

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