The end of the undergraduate is nigh In 223 days, including weekends, holidays and breaks, the class of 2019 will walk across the stage and receive their diplomas. The students I talked to are feeling different shades of optimistic. “It’s been a really long time coming,” said Rachael Hanakowski, a sixth-year sociology student. “I’m ready […]

As affecting as it is beautifully constructed, ‘Indian Horse’ is a landmark in Canadian film. At first it seems like it might be a documentary. Cinematographer Yves Bélanger’s beautiful, calm camera work suggests Indian Horse is firmly grounded, entirely occuring in one place over a few years. It’s not. Soon we’ll become unstuck in time […]

Kicking off another great year of social screenings for Sackville’s longest running society “Really, the way cinema should be experienced is in a collective, in a group,” said Thaddeus Holownia. “On a big screen, surrounded by the sound, so it really takes you emotionally, in a physical kind of way, into another place.” The Sackville […]

After raising Mi’kmaq flag and hosting first Powwow, ISSG continues to build momentum It’s been over five years since Chris Metallic, a young Indigenous Mount Allison student from Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation, disappeared one night after a party. The community searched for Metallic for months, trying to trace his steps from where he was last […]

“Me? No, I’ve never smashed a kneecap”– Tonya Harding, potential kneecap smasher Early in the film, Tonya’s mother LaVona (a delightfully nasty Allison Janney) compares Tonya to a flower; herself she calls a gardener. With the right gardener, a flower can bloom into someone special. But Tonya, played by a pitch perfect Margot Robbie, needs […]

What happens when you sideline the important plot points? A disastrous narrative experiment. A note on spoilers: There isn’t much important plot in Happy End. I mention perhaps the only major point in this review. It’s the inciting incident, so I feel comfortable discussing it – but be warned, ye who enter here: there be […]

Tim Burton’s fairy tale can’t draw blood, but it leaves its mark. Fairy tales can be hard to pin down. They don’t aspire to fulfill basic narrative expectations like pacing or logical character motivations: Why does the Witch want to eat Hansel and Gretel? Well, uh, because that’s what witches do, I guess. Edward Scissorhands […]

We need to talk about tasteless, dangerous aestheticization of age differences in queer cinema. Call Me by Your Name lands in a strange time in Queer cinema; the film doesn’t do anything new, innovative or very exciting. It’s potentially the first in a new wave of queer romance films. Following the groundbreaking Moonlight (2016), Carol […]

An intellectually limp, ultimately unsatisfying account of Weiner’s self-aggrandizing. I can’t help but feel like I’m not the intended audience for Weiner. This documentary is laser-focused on Anthony Weiner, who is the eye of a complex, sexually charged storm. He’s clearly an important part of the story, but is nothing compared to the swirling winds […]

A haunting, deeply terrible, no good, very bad movie that haunts me to this day. Spare yourself. I can confirm that the phrase “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” is, as Dante said, inscribed above the gates of hell. How do I know? I was there. From 7:00 p.m. until about 8:30. But he […]