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The End We Start From stars Jodie Comer as ‘Woman’, the lead character who gives birth to her baby as extreme floods hit London.

Climate disaster movies resonate in ways that news never will

This powerful new eco drama suggests “cli-fi” could play a crucial role in climate communication.
Producer-director Norman Jewison, left, demonstrates how he wants an actor to wash the feet of Jesus, portrayed by Ted Neeley, during filming of the movie version of the rock musical, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ in October 1972. (AP Photo, File)

Making emotional films: The enticing contradictions of Norman Jewison’s movies

A tension between cult, critical and popular appeal is part of Norman Jewison’s most prominent legacy.
Norman Jewison (left) and Lynne St. David-Jewison arrive on the red carpet at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

A look back at Norman Jewison’s stellar directing career and commitment to Canadian filmmakers

Jewison had a trailblazing commitment to the development of film in Canada, seen both in his founding of the Canadian Film Centre and when he visited us at the Windsor International Film Festival.
Ethan Hawke plays a minister in ‘First Reformed,’ (2017) a film that prompts viewers to rethink what they assume they already know, from politics to religion to the climate crisis. (A24)

Skip ‘Die Hard’ this Christmas and watch these 5 films to better understand the climate crisis

‘Somebody has to do something’: Top feature film and documentary picks from scholars examining climate change and cinema offer courage to hold contradictory truths and pursue climate solutions.
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939). Archive PL/Alamy

How Vivien Leigh survived Hollywood before #MeToo

As Hollywood continues to reckon with its past, Vivien Leigh’s story is a reminder of the challenges faced by women, even the most successful ones.
In one of the earliest queer films, protagonist Paul Körner embraces his lover after a blackmailer harasses them. (Edition Filmmuseum)

The enduring appeal of a century-old German film about queer love

A silent German film from 1918 was one of cinema’s first dramatic presentations of queer love. Over a century later, and the story of love in a hostile social environment still resounds.

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