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.

Visiting A Colony

The award-winning international sensation kicks off HIFF.
"There are a lot of coming-of-age films, a lot of teen films, but my goal was to have an honest image of teenagerhood," says the writer-director Geneviève Dulude-De Celles.

Film review: The Biggest Little Farm

A nascent farm offers struggle and reward in new doc.
In The Biggest Little Farm, we meet a host of characters: Todd the rescue dog, Emma the pig and Greasy the rooster as well as cows, snails, gophers, coyotes, bees, ducks, a cat, and on and on. These 200 acres in California—dusty, dead, dry soil when Molly Chester and her husband John, who directed and photographed this documentary, purchased them—upon which more than 200 varieties of food are farmed, are host to abundant life and much death.

Film review: The Hustle

Hathaway and Wilson go for the grift in new comedy.
F or a film like The Hustle, dropped in the wake of Avengers before the summer's riptide comes roaring in, you'd be right to approach with tempered expectations.

Film review: Ordinary Days

New Canadian drama will keep you guessing.
The Canadian festival entry Ordinary Days—it screened here at FIN—gets a theatrical release this week at Park Lane.

A peek inside Tin Can

The filmmakers behind 2017’s festival fave *The Crescent* continue the sci-fi creep show.
Seth Smith works quietly, switching his glance between an an oblong tunnel and the set as it is captured on a camera monitor.

Visionaries on videos at Emerging Lens

Keke Beatz and Yohvn Blvck discuss the inspirations and ideas behind their Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival offerings.
Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival April 24-28 various locations theemerginglens.com

Film review: The Grizzlies

Miranda de Pencier's debut feature offers and intimate and authentic visit to Kugluktuk, Nunavut.
The opening scene of The Grizzlies is heartwrenching: The transition from hearing the crack of a shotgun reverberate off the wide-open, snow-covered land on-screen to a young white man excitedly remarking at the lack of trees is jarring. Every single shot in Miranda de Pencier’s feature film debut is equally as powerful.

Film review: Birds of Passage

You’ve seen drug movies before, but they’ve never looked like this.
Friday, April 12, 7pm

Street Cents is back, sort of!

Jonathan Torrens announces consumer webseries Your Two Cents.
Jonathan Torrens announced via YouTube yesterday that he's back with a 2019 version the beloved CBC show Street Cents, a new webseries appropriately titled Your Two Cents. Street Cents was produced out of Halifax from 1989 to 2006 and its roster of hosts included Entertainment Tonight's Kim D'Eon, Cavendish's Andrew Bush and actor Demore Barnes. My Two Cents begins streaming in May.

Telling Holly’s Bartlett’s story, again

The docuseries What Happened to Holly Bartlett challenges the police narrative of a Halifax woman who died nine years ago.
What Happened to Holly Bartlett Premieres Thursday, March 28, 10pm on AMI-TV

Film review: Neither Wolf Nor Dog

A gentle, deeply felt drama in town for two screenings only.
Neither Wolf Nor Dog comes to Halifax this weekend on a wave of grassroots success—crowdfunded to start, nearly 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, starring a 95-year-old Lakota elder who lived through D-Day, worked with Marilyn Monroe, was Errol Flynn's stunt double and was born and died at 97, in 2016, on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in South Dakota. Based on Kent Nerbun's novel—he's played by Christopher Sweeney here—Neither Wolf Nor Dog follows Nerbun, a writer and collector of Indigenous stories, when he is summoned by an elder named Dan (Bald Eagle) to write his life story.

Film review: Gloria Bell

Julianne Moore's brightest spot in ages.
An absolutely effervescent Julianne Moore lights up Gloria Bell, Sebastien Leilo’s remake of his own 2013 Spanish film Gloria. Leilo’s last film Disobedience had Rachels McAdams and Weisz literally spitting in each other’s mouths, a highlight to be sure, but in an otherwise sullen and drab drama.

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