All posts in film

“Inspiring Walt Disney” connects classic animation and European design

While they still churn out memorable animations year after year, Disney has lost more and more of their veneer over the years and shown their cool corporate face. But there certainly was a time when the company was seen only as a purveyor of magic and mirth, creating entertainment for the whole family in the […]

Christopher Walken paints over Banksy on ‘The Outlaws’

Hijinks are part and parcel when it comes to the work of Banksy. Aside from his medium and methods inherently being tied to stealth and surprise, the renowned graffiti artist is also well known for creative, pointed stunts involving his work. So with news going out that legendary actor Christopher Walken destroyed a Banksy in […]

National Theatre of Somalia holds first screening in 30 years

We’ve exhibited a lot of gratitude for the slow return of some of our favourite pastimes over the past year and a half. Art galleries reopening, theatre companies able to perform once more, and even being able to sit in a theatre and watch a movie. But what if it was a longer wait than […]

Stratford’s ‘Othello’ grips with a fraught, familiar world

As it moves closer to the opening of Stratford Festival’s 2021 season, the North American mecca of Shakespearean theatre is continuing to connect with their audiences through a weekly free livestream of productions contained in their STRATFEST@HOME catalogue. Fans get to vote between three different titles that fall under some banner of similarity across the […]

Living room theatre- performing arts during the pandemic

Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic is halting fields of work globally. While there is certainly the benefit of this modern age allowing many workers and businesses to operate entirely from home, there are many who are barred from having their primary work resource at home- people. Every branch of arts are being affected in their […]

From the gallery wall to the silver screen: getting artwork into a movie

When used well, an artwork can add volumes to a movie. In SKYFALL, James Bond first meets Q at London’s National Gallery. The pair sit in front of JMW Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire (1839) – you also catch a glimpse of Joseph Wright of Derby’s An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (1768) […]

Fred Herzog- Chasing Vancouver’s fading colours

There’s a tired and tiring cliche when it comes to the arts and the public eye that if you haven’t made your mark by your early to mid-20s, you aren’t going to. It is a silly, regressive, and boring idea, but can often wear on artists coming into their own at whatever pace they are […]