Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Review

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an animated feature film centred around Miles Morales, a teenager who assumes the mantle of Spider-Man after Peter Parker in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book universe. Into the Spider-Verse is far from just an origin story, though. It draws inspiration from a comic book storyline of a similar name, Spider-Verse, by drawing the Spider-People of multiple dimensions together to combat a massive threat. Continue reading Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Review

An Interview With Jay Cardinal Villeneuve On His Film “Holy Angels”

Jay Cardinal Villeneuve is an indigenous filmmaker and actor from Slave Lake, Alberta, and his film, Holy Angels, was featured in the Edmonton International Film Festival on Sunday, September 30 at 4pm at Landmark Cinemas 9 at City Centre. Holy Angels is an artistic documentary about Lena Wandering Spirit and her experiences in the residential school system in the 1960s. I was fortunate enough to be able to engage in a half-hour interview with Jay about his amazing film; I was joined by Seth Arcand, a local filmmaker and fellow CUE student. Continue reading An Interview With Jay Cardinal Villeneuve On His Film “Holy Angels”

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is excellent for three reasons:

First, it explores an era in Star Wars history that we haven’t seen much of before: about halfway between Episodes III and IV, which lends some context to references of “the dark times” made in the original trilogy;

Second, it knows exactly when to lean on the knowledge we have from other films in the saga and when it needs to stand on its own. The dramatic irony is strong with this one;

Third, it manages to be a somewhat non-traditional love letter to hardcore fans of the franchise, like me, without entirely alienating more casual viewers. Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story Review