Your 2018 Screen Nova Scotia Award winners

Your 2018 Screen Nova Scotia Award winners

The annual Screen Nova Scotia Awards were handed out at the Casino last night, with Cory Bowles' Black Cop, opening in Halifax June 1, winning Best Feature and the recently renewed Pure nabbing Best Television Series.

Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival announces 2018 lineup

AFCOOP's 12th annual fest kicks off June 6
The Atlantic Filmmakers' Co-operative has announced the slate of films for its 12th installment of the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, this year running from June 6 to 9 in Neptune's Scotiabank Theatre.

The Animation Festival of Halifax: More than just cartoons

AFX makes its debut and explores animation’s potential beyond entertainment.
AFX: The Animation Festival of Halifax Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street and others May 10-13 Free-$40 carbonarc.ca/tickets Picture this: You're in your coziest PJs, crunching on sugary cereal and watching your favourite Saturday morning cartoons.

The Child Remains: Canadian Horror Story

Get dark with Michael Melski’s haunting retelling of a real-life local nightmare.
The Child Remains Opens Friday, April 27 Cineplex Park Lane,  5657 Spring Garden Road

Lean On Pete’s heartbreaking journey


Filmmaker Andrew Haigh has created something unlike your typical horse movie.
Lean On Pete Opens Friday, April 27

Screen Nova Scotia's 2018 awards nominees announced

Sex & Violence, The Child Remains receive multiple nods.
Screen Nova Scotia has announced the nominees in its fourth annual awards ceremony celebrating the best in local film and television.

Film review: In the Fade

Tense thriller screens Friday at Carbon Arc.
Diane Kruger puts in a largely overlooked career-best performance in In the Fade, the 2017 thriller from Fatih Akin that won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Picture and wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar.

Made for TV with Cinema 902

The Eastlink show offers up weekly local features and, this month, a slate of four brand-new films.
Cinema 902 Saturdays on Eastlink TV, 11pm repeating Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Pure returns to NS for season 2

Mennonite drug cartel series picked up by SuperChannel.
The Nova Scotia-made series Pure, which was canned by the CBC  after a single season in 2017, has been resurrected by Super Channel for a six-episode second run due to air in 2019.

Film review: Outside In

Edie Falco and Jay Duplass star in this finely wrought drama from Lynn Shelton.
Outside In Carbon Arc Cinema, 1747 Summer Street Friday April 6, 7pm $8 carbonarc.ca

Film review: Love, Simon

This movie just says what it's feeling, but that's a good thing.
Greg Berlanti is more recently known as the shepherd of the superhero TV series The Flash and Supergirl, but his best-loved creation is Everwood, the earnest family drama set in Colorado starring Treat Williams, Emily VanCamp and Chris Pratt. Love, Simon, Berlanti's first film since the 2010 rom-com Life As We Know It, traffics in similar vibes: Good kids meaning well and fucking up anyway, idyllic setting (an affluent suburb in Georgia), swears saved up for only the most fevered moments.

Dafoe and Pattinson to visit The Lighthouse in Nova Scotia

Pre-production on the horror film is underway in Yarmouth.
Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe and ex-vampire Robert Pattinson will star in The Lighthouse, a horror film set in Nova Scotia in the 20th century.

Film review: Red Sparrow

Jennifer Lawrence reunites with Hunger Games director for less satisfying results.
Jennifer Lawrence has endured a few bad bounces lately, from Joy to Passengers to mother!, less a bad bounce than an open-faced windshield-crash. Much is being made of this less-than-stellar run, but let's keep some things in perspective: Lawrence's film career is just eight years old, she won a Best Actress Academy Award on her fifth movie, and she's still a couple years from 30.

A universal event

The searing documentary The Rape of Recy Taylor, opening the Halifax Black Film Festival, showcases a woman who spoke up in the most dangerous time.
Halifax Black Film Festival March 2-4 The Rape of Recy Taylor screening Friday March 2, The Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope Street, 6pm $20 halifaxblackfilm.com "Recy Taylor spoke up and called what happened to her what it was—she was not embarrassed by it, she was not ashamed, she was horrified," says the documentary filmmaker Nancy Buirski.

At Women Making Waves, the creators are out there

Filmmakers like Mohawk Girls’ Tracey Deer, in town Saturday, are changing the Canadian screen landscape.
Women Making Waves March 2-3 Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street A spotlight conversation with Tracey Deer March 3, 10:45am $11-$15 womenmakingwaves.ca Tracey Deer takes issue with the idea that stories from minority voices are niche.

Film review: The Party

Sally Potter's latest is fierce and funny.
Sally Potter’s fierce and funny The Party, shot in sharp black and white with a total run time of 71 minutes (bless), moves and feels like a one-act play.

Film review: Black Panther

Ryan Coogler is 31.
Ryan Coogler is 31 years old. That means he was 24 when he made Fruitvale Station, his first film with Michael B. Jordan (and his first film); 27 when he rebooted the Rocky franchise, of all things, with Creed; probably not yet 30 when he was handed Black Panther, the latest entry in the infinite Marvel universe.

Film review: Faces, Places

This new doc pairs two famous French artists for a unique road trip.
Faces, Places Friday, February 16, 7pm & 9pm Carbon Arc Cinema, 1737 Summer Street $8.75 carbonarc.ca The great French filmmaker Agnès Varda combines forces with the street artist J.R. in Faces, Places, a unique and fascinating documentary that follows the pair around the countryside talking to people and creating building-sized portraits of them on giant vertical surfaces.

Winchester’s surprising social commentary

In between scares, an anti-gun message.
Amongst many of Winchester's curiosities: It's based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, who did inherit her husband's large gun fortune, did believe she was being haunted by the souls of every person killed by a Winchester rifle, did spend 38 years of non-stop construction on her estate, trying to build a resting home for those souls.

Cheesy James Bondage

A View to a Kill may be the worst Bond entry, but that’s part of the fun.
Flashback Film Fest February 2-8 Cineplex Park Lane 5657 Spring Garden Road See cineplex.com for times

Film review: Call Me By Your Name

Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer find first love in this languid drama.
As is usual, Call Me By Your Name arrives in Halifax after nearly five months of rapturous response, beginning on the festival circuit in September, paralyzing gay Twitter in December and losing all of its Golden Globes last week.

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