Movie Review: Una

Movie Review: Una

Rooney Mara simmers in this taut, beautifully composed drama
Rooney Mara seeks revenge—or something like it—against her rapist in Una, a spare and beautifully photographed exploration of the complexities of trauma.

Movie Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

A queer and kinky superhero origin story
There’s precious little comic book content in this origin story of Wonder Woman, thankfully.

The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival wants to connect and relate

The fourth annual event, kicking off Thursday, offers a cross-section of the Jewish experience to be enjoyed by everyone.
Atlantic Jewish Film Festival October 19-22 Musuem of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, and other venues $5-$25 theajc.ns.ca/ajff

SICKBOY doc is full of heart and energy

Halifax podcast gets its own movie
Jeremie Saunders was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a baby.

Soul on Ice shows how hockey history misses the net

The documentary, screening at Saint Mary’s this week, sheds light on the unheralded contributions of Black hockey players to Canada’s national sport.
Hockey and the Black Experience

The Delinquents Movie drops in for its Halifax premiere

Dedicated east coast snowboarders shred all over Atlantic Canada in new documentary
The Delinquents Movie Friday, September 29, 8pm Pro Skateboards, Snowboards & Surfboards 6451 Quinpool Road

Movie review: Game, set and match for Battle of the Sexes

The outcome of this battle is a 44-year-old statistic, and still you're pinned to your seat.
There are a few surprising things about Battle of the Sexes, Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton's fun and breezy retelling of the 1973 novelty tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs: It's Emma Stone's movie, first of all.

Movie review: Burn this mother! down

Not since Scream 2 has a movie's top-secret plot been so disappointing.
T he best reason to see mother!

Play Your Gender slays

Looking at sexism in the music studio, this local documentary lays bare some harsh realities.

The Crescent creeps

Director Seth Smith’s feature film looks at the afterlife from the end of the earth.

Small Town Show Biz: 2 Dreams from a Harbourtown sees stars

Jackie Torrens and Jessica Brown’s documentary charmingly examines the drive for fame.

Don’t miss these FIN Fest films

A selection of films from the pleasantly overwhelming FIN schedule that you absolutely must see.

Black Cop’s not a warning

Cory Bowles’ locally made feature film delves deep into racism.

Fall film and movie events for Haliwood, not Hollywood

Blockbuster releases will come and go, but you'll find interesting screenings and festivals here.

Florence Pugh nails it in Lady MacBeth

The protagonist's situation is awful, but so is she.
Lady Macbeth has long been a go-to scapegoat descriptor for a manipulative woman, a crazy bitch with a sexual and/or emotional hold over her man, using him to do her dirty work. Once considered flaws of character; in  2017 Lady Macbeth is an aspirational hero.

Ingrid Goes West continues Aubrey Plaza's summer of weirdness

A film in which Instagram is the villain.
Aubrey Plaza continues her summer of weirdness, following up July’s improvised convent romp The Little Hours with the very black comedy Ingrid Goes West. Plaza’s Ingrid is depicted as insane from the outset—the opening scene sees her pepper-spraying a bride after not being invited to the wedding and we soon find out they barely knew each other—and though it suggests other causes like loneliness and family trauma, the movie puts her unhingedness at the feet of one monster: Instagram.

Review: Meatballs

Bill Murray’s hairline is already terrible.
WORDS BY Tara Thorne COMIC BY Amber Solberg

Review: Landline

Jenny Slate continues to be an endlessly charming screen presence.
Writer-director Gillian Robespierre reunites with muse Jenny Slate two summers after their sleeper hit abortion comedy Obvious Child to create Landline, a ’90s-set family drama that retains much of their first film’s casual sexuality, intimate connections and bursts of ribald comedy, to mostly the same success. Slate is Dana, a New Yorker in a long-term relationship with Ben (Jay Duplass).

Spider-Man: Homecoming is effervescent, witty and fun

But it doesn't pass the Bechdel test.
The third time is actually the charm for Spider-Man, which has five bad movies to its name in a bizarre, expensive and long-running attempt to turn this cartoon into a high-quality living thing. Andrew Garfield was in his 30s as Peter Parker; Tobey Maguire was 26 when he started this whole mess off in 2002.

Beatriz at Dinner: deeper than it looks

And it's weirder than you expect.
Beatriz at Dinner has the hallmarks of a typical Sundance feature: Goats as pets; Chloe Sevigny; a very attractive actor—in this case, Salma Hayek—saddled with bad bangs in an attempt to make her look “regular;” a Duplass brother (Jay) and underwater dream sequences. It’s a lot.

Carr’s life

Part of the sixth annual OUTeast Film Festival, The Fabulous Allan Carr shows a poignant side to Hollywood’s glitz.
The Fabulous Allan Carr Saturday, June 17, 4:30pm Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street $12 Full festival schedule and tickets at outeastfilm.com

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