Golden opportunities

Where to catch up on the Oscar's hottest flicks in HRM.
Catching up on all the hottest Oscar flicks?

Gabrielle Zilkha is Queering The Script

The filmmaker's latest documentary highlights the hidden history of queer women on TV.
Shipping. Bury your gays.

The Handmade Film Collective proves DIY does it better

A screening of analogue flicks that shows how personal going to the movies can be.
Handmade Film Screening from Coast to Coast Tue Jan 28, 7-9pm The Bus Stop Theatre, 2203 Gottingen Street Free

Review: Little Women makes big noise

The magic is in the details—like the soundtrack of music and laughter and whispers—that makes Gerwig's take on the classic story so appealing.
There is never a quiet moment in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women.

The Lighthouse nominated for Best Cinematography Oscar

The Nova Scotia-shot flick is director Robert Eggers' first nod from The Academy.
While yesterday Vice said it was surprising Robert Eggers' second major feature, The Lighthouse, only got one Oscar nod, Nova Scotia's film industry will take it, thanks, as a sign that good things are ready to keep coming (and being filmed) in this province. As Matt Likely, who helped with set creation on the flick, said to The Coast in September, after the film tax credit vanished in 2015, the prospect of working on a major Hollywood picture like this felt like a thing of the past: "We lost a lot of crew to other places—mostly Toronto.

Francois Girard’s The Song of Names plays on

The Canadian filmmaker’s latest uses classical music to reclaim history.
The Song Of Names

New Eden, who dis

The true-crime mockumentary about a women’s-only cult that promises to be your next TV binge.
In a year where their actions keep making us ask "why are men?"; As we keep sharing clickbait stories about women's-only villages with the caption "where do I sign up?"—we need New Eden.

Syd Stone rolls on with new web series

The beloved Halifax short film telling the story of a closeted heartthrob returns.
The story of closeted gay movie star Syd Stone—brought to life in the acclaimed 2014 short film I Am Syd Stone—is set to continue in a new, expanded format. 

The week in Nova Scotia film

Local shoots, national debuts and more excitement for movies made here.
It's been a good week for movie-makers across the province, as two of the most hyped-about recent local productions—that'd be Stage Mother and Spinster—debuted on the film fest circuit this week. Stage Mother, Thom Fitzgerlad's latest, follows a religious choir member as she inherits a drag club from her estranged son.

Who Let the Dogs Out now available on iTunes

Bring the "WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO" or "WOOF, WOOF, WOOF, WOOF" debate home.
At this year's FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, a deep dive into the backstory of The Baha Men's biggest hit debuted. Who Let the Dogs Out, as we reported back in September, traces the titular tune from Trinidad to Texas: "For some inexplicable reason, and god bless him for it, narrator Ben Sisto threw himself into intense research of the song after reading its unsatisfactory Wikipedia entry," wrote Stephanie Johns back around FIN.

Review: follow Geoff Butler's footsteps Off The Beaten Path

A dynamic subject makes this local doc an entertaining ride.
Newfoundland artist and author Geoff Butler is the subject of the locally made documentary Off The Beaten Path, which seeks to summarize his life and work. While the film itself is rather plainly put together, Butler is an intriguing enough individual that looking into his work makes for an enjoyable 45-minute experience.

Belief beyond Conviction

How a Nova Scotian documentary—airing nationally Dec 1—helped women inmates plan their next steps.
Women are the fastest growing prison population worldwide.

Let’s go to the movies

Three can’t-miss flicks to see at this weekend’s Atlantic Jewish Film Festival.
Working Women (2018) Hebrew w/English subtitles Nov 21, 7pm, Cineplex Park Lane

Review: The Souvenir will leave you waiting

The 1980s-set film follows a torrid affair at a lumbering pace.
The Souvenir screens at Carbon Arc cinema on Nov 1 at 7pm and 9:30pm. The extent of one's enjoyment of director Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir will be determined by whether a film being strong in almost every individual aspect can make up for the fact that its pace is almost unbearably slow.

Robert Eggers keeps it weird

The buzzy filmmaker’s Nova Scotian-shot flick The Lighthouse hits theatres this weekend, farts and intrigue included.
The Lighthouse Oct 25-30 Scotiabank Cineplex 190 Chain Lake Drive

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