Tag: film

Pop Rhetoric: The small screen reaches a wider audience

Television has long been regarded as film’s more annoying, less accomplished younger sibling. Sound bytes like 'made for T.V. movie' and 'multi-camera sitcom' continue to haunt audiences’ psyches, evoking nightmares of outrageous laugh tracks and over-dramatic soap opera acting.  For decades, critics considered film the real art form—a medium that actually allowed […]

#Oscarssowhite

Cult Mentality EP. 1: Tackling the #oscarssowhite debate

[audiotrack title=”Cult Mentality EP. 1: Tackling the #oscarssowhite debate” songwriter=”April Barrett, Selin Altuntur, and Tanveer Ahmed” date=”February 16, 2015″ width=”700″ height=”200″ src=”https://24f2041bb5b609d25f1a97039f71682cc9154421.googledrive.com/host/0B9rQxTeDv2duM0FmSjBSYkZFS1k/Oscars%20Podcast%20%28Final%29.mp3″ autoplay=”on”] This week’s Cult Mentality podcast centres on the #oscarssowhite debate. The debate arose in response to the Academy Awards’ snub of actors and filmmakers of colour year […]

Growing up is hard to do: Welcome to F.L.

From unrequited love to acne to peer pressure, adolescence isn’t always particularly easy-going. Geneviève Dulude-De Celles’ new documentary, Welcome to F.L., follows a group of Québécois high schoolers tasked with photographing each other to decorate the dull, grey exterior of their school. The film alternates between talking head interviews and […]