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Dumbo and Moondog

Dumbo and Moondog

Well, not everyone loved The Dirt, the new Netflix Mötley Crüe biopic. I get it, it's hard to match one of the greatest rock 'n roll books ever written, but the main complaint I heard went something like this: "Um, yeah.
Get all The Dirt

Get all The Dirt

First things first. I screwed up last week—the Friday, March 22 special screening of Minding the Gap is not taking place at Maury Young Arts Centre. Instead, the correct venue is the Rainbow Theatre, Whistler's OG movie house.
Hot docs

Hot docs

I've said it before, but one of the biggest benefits of the digital cinema revolution is that we are currently balls deep (or labia deep for those of us without balls) in the golden-est age of documentary filmmaking.
About that Michael Jackson movie...

About that Michael Jackson movie...

What happens when someone you admire turns out to be less than admirable? One of the big ethical challenges of the new era seems to be where we will draw the line between and artist and his art (and I say "his" because it seems like it's almost alway
Mountains, survival and warriors

Mountains, survival and warriors

Every time someone is driving somebody, I lose.
Half-baked Oscar predictions

Half-baked Oscar predictions

Watching movies and smoking cannabis is a time-honoured tradition (pro tip: skip the soda and get an extra bag of M&Ms) but the big weed news this week is that THC has officially infiltrated the Oscars. Vox.
Battle Angels

Battle Angels

Isn't it fitting that even though it opens on Valentine's Day, the weakest part of Alita: Battle Angel is the romantic subplot, while the ass kicking and grim post-apocalyptic landscape steal the spotlight? Directed by Robert Rodriguez ( Planet Terro
On love and Lego

On love and Lego

How do you feel about Valentine's Day? Contrived pile of consumerism-driven Hallmark bullsh*t? Or is it a day to celebrate and honour that noblest of human emotions—love? The Whistler Village 8 is placing bets on both options this week and brin
Adding humour to politics

Adding humour to politics

What if Ricky Bobby were president? A couple weeks ago, we discussed the awesome evolution of director Adam McKay.
Gauging Oscar's relevance

Gauging Oscar's relevance

The Oscar nominations came out this week. Not everyone loves the Oscars (the term "elitist circle-jerk" is trending suddenly) but if nothing else, they give us something to talk about.