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    Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

    Celebrating Film During the Arts and Music Festival

    There’s going to be a new projector at the Globe Theatre this year when the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) takes its films to the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Andrew Connors, artistic director of ALFF, says this will give a sharper image... more

    Jul 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: Women Make Movies

    What to do on Sunday Night

    In the 2016 film Captain Fantastic, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen – The Lord of the Rings, A History of Violence), is a father with meticulous survivalist and socialist ideals. He lives live an isolated off-the-grid life in the forests of the Pacific... more

    Nov 23, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Naomi Mark

    Finessing Filmmaking Skills

    There are many excellent training opportunities available to aspiring Yukon filmmakers of all levels, through several different organizations. The Screen Production Yukon Association (SPYA) is one such organization; this winter, it’s launching a... more

    Nov 16, 2016

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    Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

    Yukon 48 hour Film Challenge Back Again this Year

    If you’ve always wanted the challenge of making a film in a short amount of time, here’s your chance. The Yukon 48 Hour Film Challenge, hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and the Yukon Film Society, will once again be... more

    Nov 9, 2016

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    Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: courtesy of OUT North

    A Southern Story with a Northern Connection

    The OUT North Queer Film Festival brings film lovers an American documentary with a local twist on April 9. Southwest of Salem tells the true story of four young lesbian women accused of sexually assaulting two underage girls and using them in... more

    Apr 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of YQFA

    Intimate, Insightful and Non-Traditional

    It’s 1929, Virginia Woolf publishes her famous extended feminist essay, called “A Room of One’s Own,” exploring the gender disparity between women and men. Fast forward to 2016 and discussion around gender politics has widened to include people... more

    Apr 14, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Mongrel Media

    The New Girlfriend is French filmmaking at its best

    The New Girlfriend (Une Nouvelle Amie), a French drama from acclaimed director and screenwriter François Ozon, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. It has received several international award nominations and... more

    Apr 7, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: courtesy of YQFA

    The Danish Girl Attracts Controversy on Several Fronts

    At some point, perhaps, acting credentials and not gender identity, will dictate who gets what role. Until then, high profile films like The Danish Girl and Dallas Buyers Club will continue to raise hackles in the transgender community for having... more

    Mar 31, 2016

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Movies & TV Stories

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    Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: IMDb

    Cars, Guns and a Heart-pumping Soundtrack

    Baby Driver is a popcorn action movie written and directed by Edgar Wright. The 113 minute flick hosts a star studded cast including Kevin Spacey, Jamie Fox and Jonn Hamm. First Thoughts: What did I just watch? Seriously I have been here for... more

    Jul 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Universal Pictures

    Trainwreck

    A flawed character struggles to unravel the threads of a pivotal event, though hobbled by some impediment – amnesia, maybe, or being stranded in a foreign country where everyone speaks an unfamiliar language. It’s a dramatic device of my favourite... more

    Jul 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

    Celebrating Film During the Arts and Music Festival

    There’s going to be a new projector at the Globe Theatre this year when the Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) takes its films to the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Andrew Connors, artistic director of ALFF, says this will give a sharper image... more

    Jul 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: IMDb

    Amazon Princess in the Midst of WWI

    DC’s latest and greatest blockbuster Wonder Woman: Rise of the Warrior is directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs. This movie is 141 minutes long and has been full of buzz and controversy. more

    Jun 21, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: IMDb

    A Rag-Tag Team of Do-Gooders

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe strikes again with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, released April 19. Written and Directed by James Gunn with an additional writing credit to Dan Abnett, this sequel runs for an hour and 36 minutes and spans several... more

    May 31, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: IMDb

    Free Fire

    Free Fire is a new run at old-school shoot out movies, it is an R rated flick written by Amy Jump and directed by Ben Wheatley. This 90 minute romp has an all-star cast including Enzo Cilenti, Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy... more

    May 10, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: IMDb

    The Problem with ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’

    The film Hell or High Water is a modern western written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by David Mackenzie. This hour and forty two minute flick stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Initial impressions… wow, just wow. It is rare these... more

    Apr 26, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: courtesy of OUT North

    A Southern Story with a Northern Connection

    The OUT North Queer Film Festival brings film lovers an American documentary with a local twist on April 9. Southwest of Salem tells the true story of four young lesbian women accused of sexually assaulting two underage girls and using them in... more

    Apr 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: BBC static archive

    Power Couple

    It’s a truth universally acknowledged that when it comes to Pride and Prejudice, once is not enough. For acolytes, Jane Austen’s best-selling novel of the early 19th century invites reading again and again – and again. The same applies to the... more

    Mar 29, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Linda Ohama

    Life After Tragedy

    At 2:46 p.m. on a Friday afternoon in 2011, the fourth most powerful earthquake in recorded history hit the Tohoku region of Japan, causing mass devastation, the loss of thousands of lives, and the eventual meltdown of three reactors at the... more

    Feb 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: IMDb

    King of Chicago

    The mayor of Chicago is mad as a hatter, but the trains run on time. Having been mayor for a couple of decades, Tom Kane is the ultimate power player; he has a lot to say about which councillors get elected and he wields that power like a mace to... more

    Feb 22, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: IMDb

    Live by these words and don’t see the movie

    Warcraft: The Beginning is an epic fantasy film that released on digital download September 13, 2016. It’s based on a popular series of video games by Blizzard Entertainment. This two hour movie is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Duncan... more

    Feb 15, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-01

    Yukon Stories

    Now in its 15th year, the Available Light Film Festival kicks off on Friday, Feb. 3 with a musical performance by John K. Samson and the Winter Wheat. The festival features over 40 events: film, media art, live performances and artist talks... more

    Feb 1, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: IMDb

    So Close, But Still a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    Rogue One is the first of Disney’s anthology stories set within the Star Wars universe. This flick comes in at two hours and 14 minutes and is directed by Gareth Edwards. For those of you unaware, Rogue One takes place after Revenge of the Sith... more

    Jan 18, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: IMDb

    Epiphanies

    “It’s like everybody knows the story,” muses a reporter to her colleague. “Except us.” The journalists of “Spotlight,” a legendary investigative unit at the Boston Globe, won a Pulitzer for a series of revelatory articles on the cover-up of child... more

    Jan 11, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: amazon.com

    Laughter, Tears, Curtain

    It was the short, sharp shock heard round the world – eventually. But in the world of Topsy-Turvy, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado is being staged for the very first time, and there’s a lot at stake. Before Topsy-Turvy, released in 1999 and... more

    Dec 21, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: Women Make Movies

    What to do on Sunday Night

    In the 2016 film Captain Fantastic, Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen – The Lord of the Rings, A History of Violence), is a father with meticulous survivalist and socialist ideals. He lives live an isolated off-the-grid life in the forests of the Pacific... more

    Nov 23, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: IMDb.com

    Welcome to the Party, Pal

    “The story is ridiculous – ludicrous.” That’s director John McTiernan blithely dismissing the plot of one of the most successful thrillers of the past 30 years. Reservations about the plot aside, McTiernan had something particular in mind for this... more

    Nov 2, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: IMDB.com

    About Arrivals and Departures

    The epic saga of immigration is brought to human scale in Brooklyn, a critically acclaimed film based on the novel by Irish writer Colm Tóibín, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Released in 2015 and available on DVD at the Whitehorse Public... more

    Oct 12, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: IMDB.com

    And Now for Something Completely Different…

    Straddling comedy, horror and drama genres, Anders Thomas Jensen’s 2015 film Men & Chicken is on the brink of insanity. It is certain to be any dark comedy director’s dark comedy; Jensen has crafted a unique blend of laconic humour, deadpan wit... more

    Oct 12, 2016

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