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The TFS List: 5 films so bad, they’re good

There’s a particular type of joy found in watching a bad movie. Maybe it makes us feel good to think we could do better, or it’s just nice to see that everybody around us isn’t perfect, so we can stop worrying about whether we are. However, there are...

Cinema Revisited: Ishtar

There are cinematic failures and underperformers, and then there’s Ishtar. Next to Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate and the Liz Taylor- and Richard Burton-starring Cleopatra, no film has been as synonymous with Hollywood egos run amok. The ’80s delivered plenty of...

Media Impact: misleading movie trailers

Movie trailers are a divisive topic. While some love being hyped-up about coming attractions, others dislike how modern trailers give away practically the entire plot. There’s also the fact that many don’t properly advertise their film is actually about. Since...

Essential Canadian Cinema: One Magic Christmas

Christmas movies usually come in one of three flavours: incredibly sappy and sweet; terribly depressing; or a combination of both. One Magic Christmas definitely falls into the latter category, ranking up there with It’s a Wonderful Life for heartbreaking...

The Soapbox: unnecessarily hairless women, what’s the deal?

You know what boils my water? Hairlessness. Unnecessary hairlessness. Historically unnecessary hairlessness. Historically unnecessary hairless women. Quick: take any Hollywood historical drama and find me a woman with historically accurate body hair. I dare you; I...