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Film Review: Bonjour Hi

Bonjour Hi is a multi-director film created by Sean Lee, Giuliana Mazzetta, Ben Koring, Christina Wood, and Ryan MacDowell. The movie, which was co-produced with TVM: Student Television at McGill, consists of three short film with four storylines. One of the producers, Jack Johnson, noted that the team hoped to create “an homage to the past… Keep Reading

Aziz Ansari Master of None
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Pop Dialectic: Aziz Ansari’s Master of None

There’s no denying that Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix original series, Master of None, has taken the millennial world by storm. Featuring an extremely diverse cast and tackling anything from the quest to find the best taco to institutional racism, the show is being touted as the best comedy of the year. But is it really that incredible?… Keep Reading

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Flashback: A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) is an impressive study of madness and conformity, serving as one of the benchmark films of American independent cinema. The film’s maverick director, John Cassavetes­—best known for Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and The Dirty Dozen (1967)—often shot his films in a hand-held style known as cinema verité, in which the camera… Keep Reading

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Film Review: Spectre

When Skyfall came out in 2012, it gave the James Bond franchise a 21st century upgrade, focusing on modern issues and distancing itself  from the goofiness that defined the brand in the more recent films. Under the direction of Sam Mendes, Spectre, the 24th addition to the collection, attempted to bring back some of that… Keep Reading

Spooky ghost
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Past vs. present: Jane Eyre vs. Crimson Peak

Warning: Spoilers The mansion in Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak is a character in itself. It breathes, bleeds, and moans. It’s rotting and sickly, yet simultaneously vibrant and beautiful; it’s also an accomplice to the brutal murders that have plagued its inhabitants for decades. With an ancient manor, a mysterious suitor, and an innocent, yet… Keep Reading

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What’s new on Netflix

The combination of Netflix’s vast selection and terrible search capability makes it easy to forget the titles that aren’t at the top of the page. To rectify, here are five titles that have been added recently, or will be soon. With Bob and David (Premieres November 13th) In many ways, HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob… Keep Reading

Escobar and Putin
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Pop Rhetoric: Narcos, Netflix’s capitalist critique of capitalism

Treading the line between documentary and crime thriller, Netflix’s newest original series Narcos—short for the Spanish ‘narcotraficante,’ or drug trafficker—tells the tale of Pablo Escobar’s rise to power and the blood of Colombia shed along with it. Faithful to history, the show gives a fairly accurate depiction of the rise and sheer power of Escobar’s… Keep Reading

The Rolling Stones
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Cocksucker Blues travels from Super 8 to the Silver Screen

It’s rare for a band like The Rolling Stones to be embarrassed or even scandalized by anything, but the footage in Robert Frank’s documentary Cocksucker Blues was evidently too much for the band to reveal to their public. Despite the liberal atmosphere of the early ‘70s, which saw the explosion of classic rock—and the hedonism… Keep Reading

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