Movie review: <i>Three Identical Strangers</i>

Movie review: Three Identical Strangers

Tim Wardle's separated-at-birth doc is one of the summer's biggest thrill rides.
Tim Wardle's Sundance sensation Three Identical Strangers starts off with a fantastical story: Two men, adopted at birth, realizing they're twins who've been separated when one is mistaken for the other on his first day of college.

Atlantic International Film Festival announces 2018 slate

Latest works by Thom Fitzgerald, Andrea Dorfman and Jay Dahl among hundreds of films screening September 13-20.
This morning FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival announced its September lineup, which will kick off with Thom Fitzgerald's Splinters, a film the director called his "most Atlantic Canadian" in a speech at the press conference.

Movie review: The Crescent

Seth Smith and Nancy Urich’s low-budget creeper comes home after a year on the festival circuit.
Opens Friday, August 10 Cineplex Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road

Movie review: Eighth Grade

Bo Burnham’s directorial debut is a gentle, surprising addition to the teen canon.
Bo Burnham is not yet 30, landing his own show on Comedy Central while still a teenager singing joke songs, like if Weird Al was a total prick.

Movie review: Leave No Trace

Debra Granik's long-awaited followup to Winter's Bone is quiet and affecting.
Debra Granik has made only three features in her career, six or seven years between each, but that small catalogue displays a filmmaker of confidence, depth, grace and uncommon quiet, with a genuine, respectful sense of place.

A League of Their Own’s return

Revisit a perfect summer movie in A League of Their Own, kicking off Hanksfest this week.
Hanksfest featuring A League of Their Own July 6-12 (fest runs to Aug 2) Cineplex Park Lane 5657 Spring Garden Road $6.99

Three Haligonian productions nab Telefilm feature funding

Heather Young, Koumbie and Taylor Olson each to receive $100K+ via the Talent to Watch program
Three Nova Scotia production teams have been awarded funding for their debut feature films in Telefilm's annual Talent to Watch program. Heather Young, whose short Milk premiered at TIFF and is still ripping up the festival circuit, and producer Martha Cooley will make Murmur.

Strength and authenticity at OUTeast

The OUTeast Queer Film Fest continues to create space and elevate work in year seven.
OUTeast Queer Film Fest June 15-17 Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street $12-$15 (festival pass $50) It's the seventh edition of OUTeast, and all of its founders left Halifax years ago, but the queer film festival keeps going.

Film review: Hereditary

Decapitation, bugs and demonic rituals aplenty.
Hereditary has been hyped to hell. The hype is justified. 

In The Wave's deep dive

Jacquelyn Mills’ sweet and intimate documentary captures her grandmother in a delicate time.
In the Waves at HIFF Thursday, June 7, 7pm Neptune Scotiabank Stage 1593 Argyle Street $10/$12 (HIFF pass $35) Jacquelyn Mills had been gathering research about her grandmother Joan's life, intending to make a narrative film based on her life in a Cape Breton fishing village, when Joan's sister—Mills' great-aunt—died.

Film review: On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan's follow up to Lady Bird is a stoic Ian McEwan adaptation.
The British theatre director Dominic Cooke makes his film debut with On Chesil Beach, a 60s-set drama adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel.

Film review: Disobedience

Rachels McAdams and Weisz rekindle a forbidden affair.
Rachels McAdams and Weisz star in Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience, which follows Ronit (Weisz) home to bury her father, a prominent rabbi in a Orthodox Jewish community.

Film review: Black Cop

The Halifax-made film is briefly returning to theatres once again.
Black Cop Opens Friday, June 1 Cineplex Park Lane 5657 Spring Garden Road Black Cop was shot in Halifax, but you'd only know that if you already lived here.

Film review: Nobody Famous

A vacation weekend goes very wrong in this Canadian satire.
Sarah Rotella’s second feature is a biting satire that hangs out with five actors who have left the grind of audition and rejection in Los Angeles for a weekend getaway at a lakeside cabin.

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. The late actor John Dunsworth's family was on hand to help announce the John Dunsworth Screen Actor's Fund, in support of developing Nova Scotia performers.

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 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.

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