Category: Film

’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ Is A Sly And Silly Bite Out Of The Genre Apple

Sometimes you’ve just got to lean into a piece of art…if you can even call it that… While calling 47 Meters Down: Uncaged a piece of art is still TECHNICALLY accurate, people will drift away from its trashy nature and…

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The Art of Self-Defense Is a Searing Satire of Toxic Masculinity

Much has been written in recent years about toxic masculinity, that brand of “manliness” built on aggression, entitlement, and a generous side of sexism. Those of us who took Gender Studies 101 in university are familiar with Judith Butler’s theory…

‘Yesterday’ is a Hard Day’s Watch

The Beatles deserved better than Yesterday. Despite the indelible song catalogue that fills the movie from beginning to end, director Danny Boyle has delivered a music industry fable that reduces the audience’s intelligence to embarrassing lows. The story of the…

‘Peterloo’ Highlights The Cold Reality of Class Warfare

Wars tend to keep going, long after our soldiers have come home… Writer/Director Mike Leigh returns with Peterloo; an undeniably fascinating piece of bloody history that is compelling to watch but tries too hard to play like a Shakespearean tragedy…

Addicted to Non-Fiction at Hot Docs 2019

It has been said that documentaries serve as a powerful platform that brings important topics to the table – sparking discussion, and sometimes, even social movements. Consequently, seeing these experiences through the dedicated work of filmmakers helps put ourselves in…