“[Representation] creates a gentler challenge of our idea to what is normal. I really hate that word for applying to humans in any way. But representation creates a sense of normalcy in the fact that sexuality is diverse, gender is diverse, bodies are diverse. People come in all shapes and colours and sexualities," Angel Sumka, … Continue reading When art imitates life: LGBTQA+ representation in film and television
Twenty years ago, the Coen Brothers brought forward a movie with quick comedy, and social commentary. The Big Lebowski quickly became a cult classic. Twelve years later, The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody, provided fans with more of The Dude except with innuendos, nudity, and meta-commentary.
By Kateryna Didukh TW: rape It’s no secret that Hollywood is big on selling sex and the ideas of a perfect romance. Unfortunately, the Hollywood notion of romance became so closely intertwined with rape culture, it’s no longer possible to tell them apart. Sexual violence may be easy to separate from reality if you think … Continue reading How pop-culture continues to glorify rape culture in #MeToo era
All the Wild Horses (Mongolia/South Africa/UK/USA/Ireland 2017) Dir: Ivo Marloh All the Wild Horses documents the Mongol Derby horse race, the longest and toughest horse race in the world, and easily the most epic and dangerous, as it leads through 650 miles of Mongolian steppe, desert and mountain ranges. The short film Fast Horse from … Continue reading April: The 53rd’s top 5 must-see films at Metro Cinema
The world’s number one festival for the latest and greatest in indie cinema had some local talent on its slate this past January. The first of two films by Edmonton filmmakers on the Sundance shorts list was Docking. In it, director Trevor Anderson talks about his fear of dating using the illustration of two planets … Continue reading Edmonton’s Sundance shorts and where to find them
“Destroyer isn’t playing anywhere now. I’m so mad.” For independent or “indie” film lovers in Edmonton, this statement made by my friend is a common one. Unless a film has a blockbuster budget, chances are it will leave Cineplex and Landmark theatres within a week, as was the case for Destroyer (not even Nicole Kidman’s … Continue reading Filmocracy: A new way to see indie cinema