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The anatomy of a controversial sex scene

When Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac was released earlier this year, it garnered quite a bit of attention because of its sexually explicit nature. The trailer itself is scandalous, let alone the actual movie. While sex scenes in film are not a new phenomenon,...

Essential Canadian Cinema: The Boys of St. Vincent

The Boys of St. Vincent is a Canadian film about children who are physically and sexually abused at a Catholic orphanage. The film, directed by John N. Smith, is inspired by a real-life events at Mount Cashel Orphanage in Newfoundland. Aside from its subject matter,...

Interview: Dominic Purcell on A Fighting Man

Films about boxing, boxers, wrestlers or fighters seem to come around and have their moment every couple of years. It’s because the sports-drama is always a sure thing and has yet to tire, but it’s also because audiences relate to the metaphorical fight; the fight to...