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Interview: ‘Downton Abbey’ Cinematographer Ben Smithard on Shooting in Expensive Places & The Film’s Big Action Sequence

When news of a Downton Abbey film was made public, fans everywhere reacted in a fairly mixed fashion. Of course, many were excited at the prospect of more projects from the Downton franchise, but others were hesitant, as the series' finale is revered as great ending to the story. But, many fans' worries were calmed ...

Interview: Indie Creators Dennis Liu & Marie Iida on Crafting Asian-American Superhero ‘LING’ & Netflix’s ‘Raising Dion’

In an always-evolving entertainment industry, diversity remains as one of the most important aspects when tackling a project. As an audience member, you want to see yourself represented in the films, comics, and TV series' that you're watching. In terms of Asian representation, the need for proper, non-whitewashing, representation continues, and two indie creators have ...

Interview: Ubisoft Canada’s Esports and Communications Manager Adam Climan on the Esports Boom in Canada

If you said ten years ago, that the gaming industry would be (almost) dominated by esports, chances are you'd be laughed at. Fast forward, and the esports industry has gone nowhere but up, experiencing a major boom amongst general and professional gamers. Over the last number of years, Ubisoft has emerged as a leader within ...

The Most Must-See Films to Watch at TIFF 2019

Film festival season has arrived! As the Venice Film Festival rolls on, critics and fans have begun to direct their attention to the next event, the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival! The festival will play host to a plethora of movies including the world premieres of films from James Mangold, Todd Phillips, Noah Hawley, ...

A Deep Dive into the Sony/Spider-Man/Disney Debacle, and What’s in Store for the Future

It was in early 2015 when news first broke that Sony and Disney made a momentous deal to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fast forward almost five years later, and that deal has apparently come to an abrupt end. Talks of re-negotiating the original terms of the deal broke down, and now Spider-Man ...

Interview: ‘How to Buy a Baby’ Creator Wendy Litner & Actress Meghan Heffern on Crafting a Web Series and Taking a Look at Adoption

On August 23 LoCo Motion Pictures is releasing its second season of the web series, How to Buy a Baby, on the CBC’s web platform.  The show revolves around a couple’s struggle with infertility and the lengths they go through in pursuit of fertility.  While seeking treatment, the couple finds themselves surrounded by a plethora ...

Masterpiece of Mystery: A Look Back at David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’

“You know the chicken walk?” Blue Velvet packs almost all David Lynch-isms within a two-hour run time and it does it well. For fans, Blue Velvet shares similarities most closely resembling Twin Peaks, and for non-fans it remains a campy satire whose performances outweigh the story. However, because of the Lynch-isms, the story does not ...

‘The French Connection,’ Revisited

The influence of The French Connection on the modern “cops and robbers” flick remains intact after almost 41 years. A bold look at the gritty detective tale whose characters merge the line between good and bad. There are no winners in the end of this movie which in turn defied the traditional Hollywood narrative, and ...

Interview: Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer Neville Kidd on Capturing the World of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

Emmy Award winning cinematographer Neville Kidd has worked on all of our favorites shows. Whether that’s Sherlock and Doctor Who, my personal favorite Outlander, or Netflix shows such as Altered Carbon. For one of his most recent endeavors however, Kidd was back working with Netflix for The Umbrella Academy. Based off of the comic book ...

Interview: Oscar Nominated Production Designer Bo Welch on Crafting the World of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

When it comes to creating odd and vibrant new worlds, Bo Welch has frankly done it all. The four-time Oscar nominated production designer has tackled the old west, outer space, and even the Marvel Cinematic Universe, working on the first Thor movie. For the last three years however, Welch has designed… let’s say more unfortunate ...

A Devilishly Fun Interview with The Chattering Order of St. Beryl from Amazon’s ‘Good Omens’

On May 31st, the world will end. Well, at least that's what Amazon's newest series Good Omens says when it premieres globally. Good Omens, based on the 1990 novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, is the latest fantasy series to hit the Amazon ...

An Exploration of the Human and Non-Human in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Introduction It has been said that humanity is in a flourishing “age of technology.” While some praise the innovations taken in the name of furthering technology, others worry about the negative impacts that may occur when altering the fabric of nature. This is a conflict most notably seen in the field of artificial intelligence. As ...

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