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Life is sweet: director Jacob Tierney discusses Preggoland

When director Jacob Tierney began reading the screenplay for the comedy Preggoland, which opens in theatres May 1, he says he realized the story was one too rarely seen on the screen. It was a story filled with women just being funny, flawed, fascinating people. “You...

Refusing to be corrupted by power: Alex Garland on Ex Machina

Ex Machina, the directorial debut of novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland, is a film about interrogations. It follows Caleb, a young programmer who is summoned to his employer’s home and asked to administer the Turing test on an artificially intelligent robot named...

Documenting the immigrant experience in Canadian film

While Canada is not a prolific film culture, there are more than enough films to look at to do a survey of how the multicultural fabric of the country has changed the stories we tell on screen. It would seem, however, that Canadian fiction films looking at the lives...