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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 ...

‘Jungleland’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Jungleland is a film straight out of the 70’s.  Everything from the heavily influenced storyline to the pacing, provide a glimpse to films gone past.  The male centered melodrama based on the relationship between two brothers facing hard times as a bareknuckle boxer and manager is both refreshing and exhausting.  It is refreshing because this ...

NBCUniversal Announces “Peacock” Streaming Service; Unveils Initial Content Lineup

Following in the footsteps of Disney and WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal has officially announced its own streaming service, growing the competitive field once again. The service, titled PEACOCK, and named after the famous NBC logo, will feature beloved films, TV series, characters and franchises that have been at the epicenter of pop culture and will continue to ...

‘Lucy in the Sky’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Noah Hawley is a consistently innovative writer and filmmaker. His visual storytelling is virtually unmatched, with Hawley channeling his inner David Lynch in the last couple years. Hawley brings that visual flair, best seen in his FX series Legion, to his feature film directorial debut: Lucy in the Sky. Inspired by the real-life story of ...

‘Weathering With You’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Weathering With You (Japanese: 天気の子) is a 2019 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. This long-awaited anime follow-up to his 2017 acclaimed feature, Your Name, did not disappoint. The film is set in Japan during a period of exceptionally rainy weather and tells the story of a high school boy who ...

‘Honey Boy’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

It wasn’t too long ago that Shia LaBeouf was out in the streets of L.A, showcasing outrageous art pieces, as well as making headlines for troubled behaviour. With his personal and professional life in a tailspin, it seemed like Shia had gone off the deep end, with no end in sight. The funny teen actor ...

‘Uncut Gems’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Winning -- at anything -- can feel really good. Especially after a series of miscalculated failures. The rush someone can derive from it is immense and extremely pleasing. That attitude, however, can ultimately prove dangerous when winning involves big risks, which can lead to a self-destructive path fraught with peril. In their latest film, Uncut ...

‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ Film Review

From afar, The Peanut Butter Falcon seems like a simple movie.  The Peanut Butter Falcon follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a 20-something-year-old with down syndrome, escapes from his care facility in Florida in search of a new life. Zak wants to go to a wrestling school in North Carolina which is run by his idol, The Salt ...

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 ...

‘Ford v Ferrari’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Ford v Ferrari is an exhilarating film that shows the unique history of one of the great sportscars my dad lusts over.  Helmed by director James Mangold (Logan), this biographical sports drama depicts the events leading up to and through the fabled 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans: an automobile race which saw the first ...

‘Joker’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is a cinematic narrative that examines the method to the madness of DC’s most prolific villain. Joker’s often eccentric theatrics may leave an audience divided in regard to the social commentary. On one side, you will have the group that will adorn and champion the movie’s main character and look to ...

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Jojo Rabbit follows an ostracized German boy in the Hitler Youths named Jojo Betzler (played by Roman Griffin Davis) whose imaginary friend is an idiotic version of Adolf Hitler (Writer/Director Taika Waititi) at the height of World War 2 Nazi Germany.  When Jojo learns that his mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is secretly hiding a Jewish ...

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