Tag: Movies

Go Ahead, Skip the Origin Stories

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Action Comics #1 gets Superman’s origin story and “a scientific explanation of Clark Kent’s amazing strength” out of the way on the very first page, and the rest of the issue is devoted to his activities as a grown-up “champion of the the oppressed.” Though obviously his…

Tom of Finland Is An Intimate Portrait of An Iconic Artist

Tom of Finland Dome Karukoski (director), Aleksi Bardy (screenplay), Lasse Frank (cinematographer), Harri Ylönen (editor) Pekka Strang, Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowsky, Taisto Oksanen, Seumas Sargent, Jakob Oftebro, Niklas Hogner (cast) February 24, 2017 (Finland), October 13, 2017 (Worldwide) The story of Tom of Finland, both in director Dome Karukoski’s biopic and in the public imagination,…

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Reel Resistance: TIFF’s Newest Programme Explores Filipino Cinema

After 400 years of colonization, dictatorship, and rebellion, resistance has been written into every page of Filipino history. Spanish/American/Japanese occupations have had an impact in ways still being unpacked today, ways that have manifested in the Filipino people’s own governance of the country. This fall, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Bell Lightbox is bringing…