film

Filmed in Victoria

A thriving community Victoria is an encouraging place to be if you have an interest in film. Whether it’s just enjoying good movies or trying out filmmaking for the first…

Italian film captures beauty, complexity in ‘Revelstoke: A Kiss in the Wind’

Tucked away on the banks of the Columbia River, Revelstoke, B.C., isn’t the first place that comes to mind when we think of Italian national cinema. But for filmmaker Nicola…

‘Logan’ shreds the March box office

The X-Men film series has been ongoing for 17 years, with an inconsistent range of quality. Finally, with James Mangold’s Logan, we see the best aspects of the past combined…

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ offers a cinematic ballet of violence

After his Russian-slaying rampage in the first film, John Wick tries to forget his past — but every action has consequences, and his attempt at a quiet life fails. And with that,…

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ builds on character’s Lego-cy

The Lego Batman Movie may be the best crusader movie since the Christian Bale trilogy. With countless gags and cinematic references to everything from Adam West to Suicide Squad, Lego…

Asian erasure in Hollywood is more than just skin deep

As both a South Korean immigrant and a pop-culture junkie, I grew up searching for Asian representation in the TV shows and movies I watched — kind of a weird, racialized version…

It’s time for Hollywood to split with mental illness stereotypes

True horror lies in lived experience of the mentally ill, not cinematic sensationalism This article originally appeared in The Fulcrum, the University of Ottawa’s student newspaper, on Feb. 2. OTTAWA—To…

UVic gets creative with virtual reality film ‘Knot For Sale’

Ever wanted to explore more of your favourite film? Virtual reality filmmaking has taken cinematic immersion to a new level, as audiences of Knot For Sale will soon discover. Knot For Sale is…

The Martlet’s 2017 Victoria Film Festival picks

When Oscars season arrives in late January/early February, people change. All of a sudden, everyone and their dog becomes a film expert; the general public is preoccupied with finding a…