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The Selma Snub

This article was previously published on The Silhouette

Film awards have been, and probably always will be, rooted in Hollywood politics. From snubs to last-minute bidding, it seems as though the merit of individual films are often overlooked in favour of marketability. 401 more words

Academy Awards

Québécois auteur Anne Émond talks 'Our Loved Ones' and depicting family intimacy

Québécois writer-director Anne Émond’s “Our Loved Ones” is an intimate family drama spanning decades. At its core, it’s about the close relationship between David (Maxim Gaudette) and his daughter Laurence (Karelle Tremblay), and how they are caught up in cycles of suicide and grief within their family. 1,288 more words

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52 Weeks of Directors: Yim Soon-rye

While not a common name in Hollywood, Yim Soon-rye (or Soon-rye Yim) is a director from Incheon, South Korea. She is one of the few female filmmakers to be considered part of the Korean New Wave Cinema, along with directors like Bong Joon-ho ( 1,033 more words


52 Weeks of Directors: Rama Burshtein

Rama Burshtein is a baal teshuva, a secular Jew who returned to the faith. She joined Orthodox Judaism at age 25. Prior to her return to Orthodox Judaism, she attended the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. 835 more words


'Songs My Brothers Taught Me' is a sensitive coming-of-age story at Pine Ridge Reserve

Like the Canadian film “Fire Song,” Chloë Zhao’s directorial debut “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” is also an indigenous coming-of-age story set as high school graduation nears — an especially important and emotionally fraught rite of passage for adolescents living on reserves.  875 more words

Film Reviews

Charlene Jeter remembers Toronto

“The producers called me an Honorary Torontorian in the Q&A to the audience, because I captured the essence of Toronto with all of the iconic shots.” 31 more words


Just a few weeks ago, Canadians voted for “change” and for “sunny ways.” We elected a young Prime Minister with a famous last name and idealism still twinkling in his eyes. 802 more words