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Saltburn is a shocking yet hilarious black comedy psychological thriller Emerald Fennell’s second film proves to be a tour-de-force and a brilliant social satire

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If one adjective can describe Barry Keoghan, the most appropriate word would have to be “otherworldly.” The 31-year-old Irish actor is a rather unconventional leading man type that Hollywood has discovered in recent years. Indeed, his pale, boyish features make him look far younger than...

Napoleon is a sprawling intense epic type of film

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Of all the major historical figures, there has been none other than the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte. Some people pegged Napoleon as a heroic leader, a few described him as a tortured genius, some portrayed him as a megalomaniacal ruler, and others depicted the...

Eclectic, edgy and experimental: U2’s Zooropa at 30

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Dark, flippant, introspective, and anything but formulaic, this album is worth a closer look When it comes to popular music, there are a variety of things that come to mind. Several people embrace pop stars such as Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Usher, Beyonce...

The Holdovers: Alexander Payne’s latest film proves why comedy-dramas are still very much a thing

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Movies about boarding schools tend to be hit or miss. Some are quite good at depicting the painful steps of adolescence while juggling school work and extracurricular activities. Others tend to fall into cliche territory with sappy romances that may or may not work out....

Priscilla leaves audiences all shook up

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It is a strange world that we are living in. Last year, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann released a film about Elvis Presley titled Elvis, starring Austin Butler as the King of Rock and Roll. The movie was a huge hit and earned eight Oscar nominations,...

TIFF Screening of Aftersun Comes to Saint John

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The Toronto International Film Festival, also known as TIFF, offers unique experiences for people to see the world through film. They are a not-for-profit organization which presents the best of international and Canadian cinema designed for audiences of all kinds. TIFF offers screenings, lectures, discussions,...

Black History Month Film Festival

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The Faculty of Arts at UNB Saint John will be hosting a film series in partnership with PRUDE Inc. in support of Black History Month. Three movies will be shown during the month of February, starting at 4PM in Ganong Hall. Pressure (1976), directed by...

How nostalgia inspires the culture of re-watching television series and films

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Feeling nostalgia through cinema and visual arts is a prominent emotion that arises when one is presented with representations of something from the past, whether it was a lived experience or one resulting from the phenomena of re-watching material. In the age of streaming...

Film Review: West Side Story deserves Best Picture

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In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the film industry. Films scheduled for 2020-21 got stuck in limbo (Morbius, Top Gun: Maverick); big and small theatres faced bankruptcy, and the paradigm shift of theatrical releases to streaming has only begun. The 94th Academy Awards...

Film Review: Love Hard (2021)

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Sweaters, hot drinks, and, of course, holiday movies are all in style this time of year. With a modern narrative of a dating app match gone astray, Hernán Jiménez's "Love Hard" does its utmost to win over romantic comedy enthusiasts ahead of this year's...