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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.

Film review: The Hummingbird Project

Alexander Skarsgård and Jesse Eisenberg take tech to new places in Canadian drama.
It’d be interesting to figure out exactly how the diminutive and unimposing Jesse Eisenberg has crafted a career out of playing total pricks: All the way back to 2005’s The Squid and the Whale, his Walt felt confident enough to claim ownership of Who song as his own, to say nothing of Mark Zuckerberg and Lex Luthor.

The musical Chairs

The Newfoundland drama *An Audience of Chairs* takes you in for a close look at artistry, motherhood and mental illness.
An Audience of Chairs Opens Friday, March 22 Cineplex Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road

Thug’s life

An award-winning Halifax short gets a boost from Issa Rae.
The premise of the local short Thug comes from real life: Three aspirational actors—Simon Mutuyimana, Emmanuel John and Joshua Schlagenweit—shoot a film in the streets of Halifax.

maggie jayne’s fashion on film

The Halifax designer debuts her new collection via a locally made film called The Clever Hand.
The Clever Hand screening Friday, March 15, 8pm Atlantic Filmmakers' Co-Operative 5663 Cornwallis Street

The Marvelous Ms. Danvers

Brie Larson rules all in Captain Marvel.
In the utterly pointless argument of Marvel versus DC, it nonetheless remains worth noting that the dour, self-serious DC got its lady superhero movie out first.

Welcome to Diggstown

Meet Marcie Diggs, the complicated lawyer at the heart of Floyd Kane’s new Halifax-set drama.
Diggstown Wednesdays at 9pm on CBC

Sisters in stride at Women Making Waves

The actor and writer Tamara Podemski brings a quarter-century of experience to this weekend's conference.
Tamara Podemski at Women Making Waves Saturday, March 9, 9:15am Lord Nelson Suites, 1515 South Park Street

All about Steve

Steve Lund, Halifax native and former Moosehead, has used his modern masculinity and plentiful charisma to make his mark in Canadian TV. This week offers up his biggest part yet, in CBC’s much-anticipated revival of Street Legal.
Street Legal airs Mondays on CBC beginning March 4

#iconic: Cynthia Dale

With the Street Legal reboot, Dale finds Olivia Novak again.
Cynthia Dale is a true Canadian icon.

Film review: Arctic

Mads Mikkelsen tries to make it out of the snow alive.
Mads Mikkelsen has just an awful time in Arctic, a beautifully photographed, bracing addition to a survival genre that includes Gravity, Cast Away, 127 Hours, last year's Adrift and, let's be real, The Shallows.

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