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Joker needs you to think about it

By Jocelyn Illing, October 8 2019 — Sometimes you come out of the theatre after watching a film and know almost instantly if you loved or hated it. Other times, it seems difficult to really pin-point just exactly how you felt about it. This was the experience I had for hours after watching Todd Phillips’s…

CUFF brings horror-marathon to Globe Cinema

By Jocelyn Illing, November 2 2018 — Everyone has goals. Some dream of medical school, while others aspire to be in the Olympics. My goal this past weekend was to make it through 12 hours of horror movies without falling asleep. Although I lost a few friends along the way, I can say with pride…

Calgary Film 2018: Shoplifters

By Jocelyn Illing, October 6 2018 — Walking into the ice-box theatre, I wondered to myself if the film I was about to watch was going to be worth the bitter cold. A few friends had seen it the previous night and had nothing but praise for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters (2018). Eventually, I found my…

God’s Own Country is a Sundance standout

By Jocelyn Illing, November 30 2017 — When I saw the trailer for God’s Own Country, it didn’t really spark my interest. Frankly, it looked like the British version of Brokeback Mountain. However, this film stands out as its own. Its central characters aren’t discovering their sexuality — they know who they are and what they desire….

Calgary Film 2017: Call Me By Your Name

By Jocelyn Illing, October 3 2017 — Before the beginning of Call Me by Your Name, a programmer for the 2017 Calgary International Film Festival came to the front of the theatre to warn us that the movie we were about to watch might leave us in tears. I can justify his prediction — Luca…

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