Review: The Lighthouse shines on

By turns, a Lovecraftian horror; a Shakespearean haunt; high visual art; and a drunken buddy comedy, the Nova Scotian-shot flick lives up to its hype.
Anyone who’s ever stood at the edge of the ocean shore and gazed over a roaring Atlantic at night can attest to its eerie nature.

Review: Clifton Hill plays all the angles

The Niagara Falls-set film circles ever closer to a constantly obscured truth.
Niagara Falls, with its gambling and theme park gaudiness sidled up beside one of the country’s most majestic natural wonders, is rife with potential for Lynchian strangeness. It doesn’t take director Albert Shin long to tap into that disquieting feeling with Clifton Hill.

Review: The Last Black Man in San Francisco was abandoned by his city

Make no mistake, this beautiful flick is not a love letter to the Bay area.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco Fri Sep 27, 6:30pm & 9pm Carbon Arc, 1747 Summer Street $8.75

Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a barrage of tenderness

Céline Sciamma’s period romance paints a picture of feminine love and camaraderie in the absence of men.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire takes place on a secluded island in 18th century Brittany, France, where Marianne (Noémie Merlant), an   ndependent young painter, is commissioned by a Countess (Valeria Golino) to paint a wedding portrait of her daughter, Héloïse (Adèle Haenel).

Review: Run this Town runs out of breath

Though its sprawling plot is never quite focused, Ricky Tollman’s look at Ford Nation is slick and entertaining.
Run this Town wants to say a lot of things.

To The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers’ latest film—a horror-tinged tale set in 1890s Maine—was brought to life with a set built in southern Nova Scotia.
The Location Matt Likely has spent years working his way up the gilded ladder of the film industry, starting as a graphic designer "making signs that are used in the background of a movie," to roles like artistic director or production designer. 

Review: Murmur is beautifully bleak

Heather Young's debut feature explores an unchecked compulsion for connection.
Written and directed by Dartmouth-based filmmaker Heather Young, (Dog Girl, Milk) Murmur—which opened this year's FIN Atlantic International Film Festival—tells the beautifully bleak story of Donna (Shan McDonald), a kind-hearted woman whose loneliness is palpable.

Review: Her Last Project sees a woman writing her own ending

The first Nova Scotian to choose medically assisted dying chronicles her final days in a raw, emotional documentary.
Shelly Sarwal didn’t view her death as a tragedy.

Heather Young’s film slays not with a bang but a Murmur

Her feature-length debut—which opens this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival—shows the Dartmouth-based director is a force.
FIN AIFF Opening Night Gala: Murmur Thu Sep 12, 7pm Rebecca Cohn Auditorium 6101 University Avenue $50

FIN-tastic films and where to find them

A handful of must-see movies at this year’s FIN Atlantic International Film Festival.
This years’ edition of FIN Atlantic International Film Festival offers audiences a heady mix of timely topics, fresh faces, big ideas and big names.

There’s Something In the Water runs deep

From book to big screen, Ingrid Waldron teams up with Ellen Page to explore environmental racism.
There's Something In the Water Sat, Sep 14, 9:30pm Cineplex Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road $18.50, finfestival.ca

So, who did let the dogs out?

A documentary deep-dive into the murky origins of the Baha Men’s smash hit arrives at FIN Atlantic International Film Festival
Who Let the Dogs Out Fri, Sep 13, 9:30pm Cineplex Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road $13.50-$15, finfestival.ca

Former Haligonian announced as competitor on the first-ever UK edition of RuPaul's Drag Race

Crystal (AKA Colin Munro) says she can "put cigarettes out on my tongue."
RuPaul continues to build a guided, tea-spilling empire like no other, with the mother of modern drag launching a new edition of the beloved reality show RuPaul's Drag Race in the UK later this year.

Interrogating masculinity in The Art of Self-Defense

The dark comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg examines what it's like to be a man.
Riley Stearns began writing The Art of Self-Defense in 2015, when the internet had accelerated and highlighted terrible behaviour acted out by men along traditional gender lines: Violence and action over words and feelings, now very commonly known as toxic masculinity.

Film review: Late Night

Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling light up Nisha Ganatra’s comedy.
Nisha Ganatra's Late Night ignited a bidding war at this year's Sundance Film Festival—and as in nearly every Sundance bidding-war story, save Once and Garden State, it has ended with disappointing box office returns.

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