movie picks

Natalie Recommends: Little Sister

Little Sister follows the story of Colleen, goth girl turned nun, as she reunites with her estranged family in Asheville, NC. Set during the 2008 Obama/Biden presidential campaign, this quirky dark comedy examines family dysfunction, trauma and politics. This film manages to be relatively fun and lighthearted despite the serious subject matter. Watch now on … Read more

Samantha Recommends: Equals

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“Equals” is a romance, sci-fi, fantasy film directed by Drake Doremus and starring Nicholas Hoult as Silas and Kristin Stewart as Nia. In this Romeo & Juliet dystopian, society referred to as ‘the collective’ acts and functions under the guise of a Utopian society where crime and most diseases including the flu and cancer have … Read more

Teresa Recommends: Dark River

This atmospheric and tense pastoral is an examination of trauma after the fact. Beautifully shot, the scenery in this movie is haunting and visceral. Upon the death of her father Alice returns home to take up the mantle of running the family farm, her brother however is not happy to see her after the 15 … Read more

Teresa Recommends: Hearts Beat Loud

Fatherhood is a woefully under explored concept in media, child rearing and nurturing often being firmly set in the realm of motherhood. Hearts Beat Loud is a heartwarming and sincere story about a relationship between a father and his daughter, which explores what it means to cultivate a warm and genuine dynamic that is all … Read more

Samantha Recommends: Paradise Hills

In a society where sexism and classism run rampant, women’s flaws which make them unfit for society and their husbands, can all be corrected with a simple trip to Paradise Hills. Set as an elite relaxation centre, Paradise Hills subjects the girls to etiquette classes, vocal classes, beauty treatments, restricted diets, and unusual behaviour modification … Read more

Vivian Recommends: Kedi

An incredible story about cats, their diverse personalities and our relationships with them. Set in Istanbul and with beautiful cinematopgraphy I would highly recommend this for anyone who has a soft spot for our small furry companions. And don’t worry, its entirely feel good and up lifting. Watch now on Kanopy!

Kevin Recommends: Be Kind, Rewind

Looking for something do while at home, how about re-making the endings to some of your favourite movies? That’s what these two movie store clerks have to do after inadvertantly erasing the endings to some classic movies. It is also a great opportunity to teach your kids what movie stores were. Watch now on Kanopy!