All posts in film

Haida language films- a new voice in cinema

Recently screened at the J.A. Bombardier Theatre of the McCord Museum were two Haida language films, a phrase which until the passed few years was relatively nonexistent. The language of the Haida people being a linguistic isolate, it has gradually declined over generations due to the attempted genocide and assimilation of Indigenous peoples by colonizing […]

This Light Never Goes Out- Jim Carrey’s political passion

When my coworker told me that Jim Carrey was next door to us scoping out Montreal’s Phi Centre as a location for a project, I’d be lying if I said my mind didn’t immediately flare with excitement. I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t casually pace outside the entrances of the building, frowning […]

HUM(AI)N- Technology’s place in humanity

In the wake of artificial intelligence’s ever increasing presence within life and the arts, there can at times be an element missing from the experiences offered by it. As a very cerebral concept for most people, it remains as such when artists present their A.I. incorporated works in a manner giving very little tangible connection. […]

Albert Serra’s Guide to Pleasure

The generally “self-righteous” routine of the Cannes International Film Festival – whose current topics include immigration, the environment and corruption of the world’s “big wigs” – which ended on May 25, was suddenly shaken up at the end of its first third by a film directed by Spanish filmmaker Albert Serra entitled Liberté (Freedom). Serra […]

Museum highlighting African American cinema brings home the 2018 Sotheby’s Prize

The 2018 Sotheby’s Prize of $250,000 was recently awarded to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (AMMP), which will open in Los Angeles in late 2019. In its second year, the Sotheby’s Prize seeks to recognize innovative institutions and extraordinary curators who ‘strive to break new ground and challenge our understanding of art today.’ Moreover, […]

Charlotte Prodger: 2018 Turner Prize winner

Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger has won this year’s prestigious Turner Prize. On Tuesday, Prodger was presented with the $25,000 prize by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.The 44-year old’s heart-felt film won over three other film-based installations. The 32-minute-long video titled Bridgit, shot on an iPhone, focused on themes of gender identity, mythology, and her native landscapes. […]