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Movie Review: La Haine

Kassovitz gives us a raw portrayal of the essence of the street: kids gathered on roof tops cooking hot dogs and smoking joints, break dancing in project hall ways, we even see Hubert playfully bounce a syringe between his shoes. However, the ethereal and candid nature of hood life that Kassovitz’ gives us access to is ephemeral, as Said and his friends are harassed by the police more times than I can count Continue reading

Re: Generation Music Project

Still, even at my tender age of 22, I find myself feeling outdated by the next generation of inventive youngsters who have come up making music on their MacBooks: one-person armies with the power to recreate the sound of a full scale orchestra at their fingertips. Continue reading

TIFF Bell Lightbox: Next Wave

In the Future Games programme, post-secondary students from across Canada will showcase their original video games like ASDF which boasts your helping “a colourful posse of gangsters navigate their way through a pixilated labyrinth, one key stroke at a time” or Super Conveniently Head Controlled Face Fight 10987654321 where your head is literally used as a controller in this interactive portion of the festival. Continue reading

Movie Review: Fat Kid Rules the World

Brandon Bastaldo, Contributor

Movie Review: 17 Girls

Based on true events, 17 Girls follows a group of teenaged ‘it girls’ living in the slow sea side town of Lorient. After their wayward leader Camille (Louise Grinberg) finds out she’s pregnant, the girls form a pregnancy pact swearing to get pregnant, move out, and raise their children together. As these young mothers-to-be smoke weed, drink, and party their pain away the Coulin’s dig deep into the issues of parental neglect and feelings of hopelessness that many youths struggle with. Continue reading

J.K. Rowling’s Upcoming Book: The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling — of Harry Potter fame — has penned her first novel aimed at adult readers. The book, The Casual Vacancy, is expected to be published on September 27 and will be available in hardcover, e-book and audiobook forms. The book’s publisher, Little, Brown and Company revealed that the novel is set in an idyllic English town and will be “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising.” Continue reading

Not a Regular Weekend Getaway

Imagine walking into your kitchen, pulling out a high-powered blender, throwing in the plots from The Evil Dead, Scream, Scary Movie, Jeepers Creepers, Cabin Fever, Cube, and topping this off with some pages of an H.P. Lovecraft story. Smash the blend button and I guess the results could begin to explain what Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard’s directorial debut The Cabin in the Woods accomplishes. Continue reading

Interview with Nicholas Sparks

I really saw his acting ability in Seventeen Again and Charlie St. Cloud, and the saw glimmers of what he would be as a leading man. So I wasn’t surprised but I think many other people are surprised to see him inhabit this adult leading role so well. I think the integrity and the goodness he has as a person came through, and in terms of the acting ability he really stepped up to the plate to become a marine Continue reading

Reflections on Any Other World: The University of Toronto`s Silhouettes Dance Company Performance

The performance loosely narrated an Alice-in-Wonderland type story, in that an unsuspecting girl awakes to find herself in a world of fantasy, where all of her dreams and thoughts are realized on stage, via the medium of dance – whether it be ballet, modern, jazz, etc Continue reading

Watching Human Rights

Human Rights Watch Film Fest coverage. This article was originally published in the March 13 print issue. Continue reading

The Cast of Project X Answer Questions And Such

There was this one girl on cast who was always dancing with me whenever we were filming, who I saw at the extras party. She went “Hey,” and I went “Heyy, whatever your name is, you’re the girl who’s always grinding on me on camera”. And she just looked at me and said “I’m an actress,” and walked off. She took it very seriously. Continue reading

Movie Review: Project X

Harrison Dahme, Howl Staff It‘s about a party. There is no plot, there is no development; it’s about a wicked party. Here, I’ll spoil the plot for you: Tom is a loser in a suburban LA high school, and his buddies decide to throw him a birthday party while his parents are out of town. … Continue reading

U of T Drama Festival: Saturday Review

Harrison Dahme, Howl Staff Saturday was the final day of the festival, and as such there were two plays followed by an awards ceremony. While both plays dealt with ambiguous relationships and the ending of a relationship, they did so very differently. The first play, Arriver, aimer et partir, put on by the Victoria College … Continue reading

Review: Bad As Me

Peter Szuban, Contributor This album cover, with Tom Waits’ lurid look and motion blurring, accurately depicted the sheer vigor of the album. Unlike Waits’ previous most recent studio release, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, & Bastards (which was admittedly a rarities collection rather than a release proper), Bad As Me does not suffer the same sort of … Continue reading

A Few Minutes with the Drama Coalition

Deem Waham, Howl Staff Last week I got the chance to head out to the U of T Drama Festival at Hart House, an annual four-day competitive theatre showcase. The roster is composed entirely of original student plays and awards are handed out to the shows that most impressed the adjudicator. This year’s judge was … Continue reading