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REVIEW: “The Measure of a Man” Stéphane Brizé's newest film lets main character Thierry decide between roles
Oct26

REVIEW: “The Measure of a Man” Stéphane Brizé's newest film lets main character Thierry decide between roles

By: Hess Sahlollbey From our first introduction to the central character of “The Measure of a Man” it is evident that things are not going well and don’t look to be getting better any time soon. It’s easy to compare main character Thierry, a middle-aged man, long out of work and short on prospects to another contemporary character, Walter White. Both characters embodied the 21st- century labourer whose lives...

[REVIEW] Batman v Superman
Mar31

[REVIEW] Batman v Superman

By: Hess Sahlollbey If my tickets were refundable, I would’ve left the theater after five minutes and asked for my money back. What should have been a simple grudge match between two orphans before they team up to face a greater evil is encumbered by a lengthy and superfluous political story and abstract metaphors. While Man Of Steel was an effective introduction to Superman, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice can easily be surmised...

[REVIEW] The Legend of Hercules Engineering creativity, despite some minor issues, successfully goes the distance in this year's musical
Mar30

[REVIEW] The Legend of Hercules Engineering creativity, despite some minor issues, successfully goes the distance in this year's musical

Creativity within a faculty can be a finicky thing, especially when the program is not typically associated with the arts. The stresses of other activities, mostly related to the horror stories of academics and the real possibility of an eight-year undergrad, can sap the mental and physical capacity to put something legitimately good onto a stage. This year’s engineering musical shattered this notion. The expectation has been...

[REVIEW] Honours Performance Series — Unoriginal Sin
Mar24

[REVIEW] Honours Performance Series — Unoriginal Sin

Last week, I went to see one of the Honours Performance Series plays, Unoriginal Sin. In the director’s notes, they write, “While we know that this will be something that may cause you discomfort, our overall goal is to make you really consider your everyday views on sex.” I take this to be the thesis of their play, but I don’t think the play successfully achieved their goal. They also stated that they wanted to “tackle the subject of...

[REVIEW] Daredevil season two The Netflix-exclusive series fleshes out its already impressive plot line in season two, with Elektra and Punisher figuring prominently
Mar24

[REVIEW] Daredevil season two The Netflix-exclusive series fleshes out its already impressive plot line in season two, with Elektra and Punisher figuring prominently

By: Joe Jodoin Daredevil’s second season aims to answer what it means to be a hero, both literally and figuratively. I didn’t know what to expect of Daredevil’s sophomore season for a couple reasons. Firstly, the showrunner of the first season left and was replaced by two new guys, and secondly because the show was now going to focus on two other Marvel anti-heroes, Punisher and Elektra. Luckily, they kept mostly everything that was...

[REVIEW] Firewatch will set your world alight
Mar17

[REVIEW] Firewatch will set your world alight

Firewatch is hands-down one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever encountered. I’d checked it out with zero idea what it would be about and what to expect, but the graphics of the start menu alone was all the convincing I needed to continue on. Firewatch is categorized under “first person adventure,” and it follows a fire lookout named Henry on his first few days on the job. The story is jump-started by the disappearance of two...