Courtney is joined by Bob Turnbull for Education!
While sifting through the tall grass of streaming content can be overwhelming, Courtney Small has put together a list of great films that you might consider streaming during Black History Month and beyond.
Five more films with melodious accents, toe-tapping music, and vibrant personalities.
A record-number of women and BIPOC-directed films are in the top 50 highest-rated films of the year
Recapping the year in film.
Eprhaim Asili and Steve McQueen's respective films are tender portraits of the power of community-run spaces.
Find out which movie and which actor Daniel and Pauline discussed during round 9!
Remember those movies that deserved to win Best Picture but didn't? The Academy is famous for making poor decisions, so we're looking back at the past decade to try to set the record straight and award the right movies and performers with Oscar gold.
What are some of our favourite movies of 2013? We've cleared off some space on That Shelf for our 100 favourite movies of the decade. Here's our 2013 picks!
Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal - Win tix to Steve McQueen's latest flick!
Four powerhouse documentaries play at The Bloor this week (including two of the year's best) alongside a plethora of special events.
Our Film and Performing Arts Editor gives his picks for what he thinks will win big at tomorrow night's Oscar ceremony. Please note: he is still not an expert.
And now for something a little different: A video review! Dork Shelf's own Brandon Bastaldo takes a look at Steve McQueen's slavery drama 12 Years a Slave starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.
There’s no doubt in my mind that 12 Years a Slave will go down in history as a landmark film. Never before, and quite possibly never again, has the issue of African American slavery and the still present pain and anguish been this viscerally and brilliantly realized. Its effect is provocative, much like gazing into an unattended open wound that never quite heals itself, but rather reaches a point of stasis beyond which things couldn’t possibly get any worse no matter how awful a situation may be.
Dork Shelf talk to director Steve McQueen, writer John Ridley, and historical consultant Henry Louis Gates about their work on the powerful drama 12 Years a Slave, the history behind free African American turned forced slave Solomon Northup’s life, how the story came to the filmmakers, if they thought the truth of slavery being depicted on screen would be too much for audiences to handle, what Ridley found most painful about the writing process, and why McQueen believes cinema is the greatest of all art forms.