EIFF: Andy Serkis’ Directorial Debut ‘Breathe’ Will Tear At Your Heartstrings

Breathe is a moving piece of storytelling that is able to snatch up its viewers within the last two acts. The first, feels like a sloppily edited chapter that reveals way too little about a character we’re supposed to feel empathetic towards. As the movie straggles along with charming British demeanour and jokes, the humanity of the piece is fleshed out in a stunning fashion. … Continue reading EIFF: Andy Serkis’ Directorial Debut ‘Breathe’ Will Tear At Your Heartstrings

Do Yourself a Secret Service, Don’t Watch ‘American Assassin’

With a sea of great action movies to watch, American Assassin is a shallow pool with a story that’s equivalent to a Call of Duty game. However, while Call of Duty has the entertaining gameplay to back it up, American Assassin has the same generic dialogue for 90% of the runtime with no memorable action scenes to be had. Abort, abort, abort. You have probably … Continue reading Do Yourself a Secret Service, Don’t Watch ‘American Assassin’

‘Good Game’ Episodes 1 and 2 Review

You probably know that Netflix and Amazon have started creating their own shows, but have you heard that YouTube is creating its own original content too? Enter Good Game, a show written by YouTubers, starring YouTubers, and executive produced by Dan Harmon (writer and producer of Community and Rick & Morty). This eSports comedy series has a few good jokes here and there but it is let … Continue reading ‘Good Game’ Episodes 1 and 2 Review

Knight’s & Magic Episode 1 Review

The summer anime season has begun and new series Knight’s & Magic blends both mecha and fantasy genres into a fascinating world. It has a promising first episode, despite a frustrating three-year rush of story progression. The anime oddly begins in our world with a mecha otaku who is a genius programmer, who after shopping for his figure collection, dies from a car accident. Just … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Episode 1 Review

Behind the Scenes at Metro Cinema (The Garneau Theatre)

In a world… with a local cinema and an unfortunate case of having too few places to park, the executive director of the Garneau Theatre, David Cheoros, reflects on the thrills (and some of the negatives) of running one of two old movie theatres still open in Edmonton.  The Garneau Theatre has been standing since 1940 and has been a community establishment for film in … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at Metro Cinema (The Garneau Theatre)