Spiral (2021) Review

Content Warnings: human & animal death, torture, gore/blood, drugs, jumpscares, flashing lights/images, gun violence. Featured image from IMDB (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10342730/) Hitting the theatres mid-May, Bousman and Stolberg’s Spiral brought the ninth instalment of the Saw series. Starring Chris Rock, Samuel L.…

Godzilla vs Kong Review

The fourth entry into Legendary Studios’ Monsterverse series of movies, bringing together two of the greatest movie monsters of all time. King Kong and Godzilla originally faced off in 1962 with Toho Studios’ King Kong vs Godzilla, a very corny…

The End of an Era – Electronic Duo Daft Punk Retire

Photo Credit: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona (via Unsplash) As dismal as the past year has been, we now add to the queue of sorrowful events the retirement of the enlivening electronic music pioneers, Daft Punk. Though they will not be producing…

Conspiracy Theories: Impacts, Appeals, and Countermeasures

There has been a disturbing rise in the last few decades in baseless conspiracies. Spread throughout the internet, these conspiracy theories can sometimes be harmless jokes that most don’t take so seriously, like Walt Disney being cryogenically frozen, or that…

Support Local: Student Art Edition!

The new year has started and with it comes new resolutions, a new semester, and new creations. Student-run small businesses have been up and coming over the last few years, and especially flourished over quarantine when many had nothing to…

SJIWFF wins the 2020 Board of Trade award for Business Resilience

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected the arts industry as demonstrated by the many films that have been delayed so far this year. While St. John’s arts programs have also taken a hit, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival…

A Love Letter to Jiggs Dinner

Growing up in Newfoundland, I am a proud consumer of Jiggs dinner. I would argue that my Nanny Earle makes the best Jiggs, but every other Newfoundlander would likely argue that their Nanny also makes the best Jiggs. Jiggs dinner,…

Taylor Swift Announces New Album – Second to Release in 2020

Taylor Swift took to social media this morning to announce a new album drop at midnight Eastern Time on December 11th. The album, entitled evermore – will be a sister album to folklore which released in July. Both albums this…

“We Will Remember Them”: Remembrance Day in Newfoundland

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Excerpt from “For the…

Interview with Newfoundland Filmmaker Melanie Oates

The first-time feature film written and directed by Newfoundlander Melanie Oates, Body and Bones, has arrived on iTunes Canada and On Demand. Filmed in Witless Bay and St. John’s, NL, Body & Bones is an emotional coming of age journey that follows Tess (Kelly…