• Backlight: The Film Industry Is Toxic But There’s Still Hope

    Backlight: The Film Industry Is Toxic But There’s Still Hope0

    • October 22, 2017

    This week, we saw more news around Weinstein (who’s shocked?) but it hasn’t all been grim. People within the industry are standing up and making a difference, whether it’s through sharing their stories, breaking ties with The Weinstein Company, or focusing their efforts on better causes. We also have some exciting and heartwarming projects from

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  • Tom of Finland Is An Intimate Portrait of An Iconic Artist

    Tom of Finland Is An Intimate Portrait of An Iconic Artist0

    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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  • Alien: Covenant Decenters its Female Protagonist in Favor of a Man

    Alien: Covenant Decenters its Female Protagonist in Favor of a Man3

    Warning: This article contains spoilers for Alien: Covenant, as well as discussions of rape analogies. Is the Alien franchise a feminist one? It depends on who you ask. If, and how, and why a film is feminist has always been up for debate in film criticism circles. Feminist films are often helmed by women who

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  • Tragedy Girls is the Sweetly Subversive Slasher Movie We Need

    Tragedy Girls is the Sweetly Subversive Slasher Movie We Need0

    Tragedy Girls  Tyler McIntyre (director and writer), Chris Lee Hill (writer), Pawel Pogorzelski (cinematographer), Martin Pensa (editor) Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand, Kevin Durand, Craig Robinson (cast) October 20, 2017 (USA) This movie is fucking great. Like *spoiler alert* I really, really love this movie.

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  • Reel Resistance: TIFF’s Newest Programme Explores Filipino Cinema

    Reel Resistance: TIFF’s Newest Programme Explores Filipino Cinema0

    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

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  • A Silent Voice is a Perfect Film

    A Silent Voice is a Perfect Film0

    • October 17, 2017

    A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)  Naoko Yamada (director), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay), Kazuya Takao (cinematographer), Kengo Shigemura (editor) Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yūki, Kenshō Ono, Yūki Kaneko (voice cast) Adapted from the manga A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Ōima October 20, 2017 (USA)

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