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Film Fridays – Shameless Magazine

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    Review: What It Was, at the Inside Out 24th Annual Toronto LGBT Film Festival

    June 6th, 2014     by RJ Vandrish     Comments

    Is this the real life, or is this just memory? READ MORE

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    FILM FRIDAYS: Crafting Girl on Girl Hate

    September 26th, 2010     by Julia Caron     Comments

    Most feminist-leaning young women who grew up in the 90s have a special place in their hearts for the 1996 cult hit The Craft. For every girl who played “light as a feather, stiff as a board,” who wished they could use magic to end the bullying they suffered at school, there was The Craft. So when my best friend suggested I rewatch it as potential Halloween costume inspiration, I had my doubts; I seriously … READ MORE

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    Youth In Revolt: Mildly Revolting

    August 27th, 2010     by Julia Caron     Comments

    Youth in Revolt’s premise is a familiar one, with some unexpected twists along the way; (virginal, sweet, innocent Nick Twisp) boy meets (flaxen haired, ivory skinned, sexy, intelligent Francophile Sheeni Saunders) girl, boy falls for girl, girl plays with boy but has a much sexier/intelligent/athletic/accomplished boyfriend (who now of course becomes boy’s arch-nemesis by default), girl’s parents hate virginal sweet boy and prevent him from seeing girl, boy decides to fight for girl. By becoming … READ MORE

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    The Runaways: Teenage Badasses

    August 13th, 2010     by Julia Caron     Comments

    Starring Dakota Fanning, Kirsten Stewart, Riley Keough. Directed by Floria Sigismondi, 2009. Ah, the 1970s. Weren’t they great? David Bowie, the groovy threads, all-girl rock bands, second wave feminism… But then again, some second-wavers were pretty racist, and let’s not forget the Lavendar Menace. Actually… when you think about it? Maybe they weren’t all that great. The Runaways is based on the true story of the all-girl rock band of the same name, which brought the world … READ MORE

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    well hello shameless!

    August 6th, 2010     by Julia Caron     Comments

    Hi! I’m julia caron. I’m a 24 year old queer person living in Quebec City. In my years, I’ve worked as a newspaper editor, factory worker, used bookstore clerk, and film society director, to name a few. More recently, I’ve been blogging about fashion from a critical feminist perspective at my blog, a l’allure garconniere, since 2009. I’m really excited to join the ranks of Shameless, as I’ve been a reader for years and am … READ MORE

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    Join the Remix Revolution!

    January 23rd, 2009     by Michelle Schwartz     Comments

    I recently had one of my videos muted by YouTube in response to a “Content ID Match.” This two minute movie about a trip my friends and I took to Coney Island used “Cumbia En Do Menor” by Lito Barrientos for a soundtrack. This home movie was created for personal entertainment (Look Ma! I went to the beach!) and not for profit. However, because it “may have content that is owned or licensed by Warner … READ MORE

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    Provoked, Battered Woman’s Syndrome

    January 2nd, 2009     by Jenna Owsianik     Comments

    I hope everyone is enjoying the new year! I’m usually ‘anti’ any sort of holiday, even if it’s not religious, but the fresh start of a new year is quite tantalizing. Anyone have any good resolutions to share? Also, here’s a video review of the film Provoked: Watch Provoked for free online, here. Order the book, here. … READ MORE

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    White Chicks and Black Men

    December 19th, 2008     by Jenna Owsianik     Comments

    It’s finally Friday, and that means another edition of my bi-weekly video review! Comment and rate it, even if you hate it! “Racism (and Misogyny) in the Elevator” video: … READ MORE

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    Twilight and feminism? can they be friends?

    December 5th, 2008     by Jenna Owsianik     Comments

    This has been my hardest film review so far. I think it had something to do with my newfound addiction to the very unhealthy, yet very sexy, Twilight book series. What started as research became something so much more…. Ide Cyan’s post is available here. Nabil’s post is available here. I apologize in advance for any incorrect name pronunciations or sex/gender assignments … READ MORE

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    “Vampires Have Mad Game.”

    December 5th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments


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    Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    November 21st, 2008     by Jenna Owsianik     Comments

    Staying in tonight? I know I am! Maybe you’re even looking for some movie advice, too? … READ MORE

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    The Tobias Funke Theory in The Jackal

    November 7th, 2008     by Jenna Owsianik     Comments

    For this Friday I decided to dig, a little deeper, into that mysterious male psyche I never quite understand. What better place to start than with a male chick-flick, the action film? “Tobias Bluth” is best-described as a “…deeply closeted homosexual” from the series Arrested Development. This is a video montage of his erotic outbursts: … READ MORE

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    TGIFF! At Your Cervix

    October 24th, 2008     by Jenna Owsianik     Comments

    Thank goodness it’s Film Friday! For this week’s segment I’ll be covering the documentary At Your Cervix. Get some popcorn and enjoy! At Your Cervix trailer: … READ MORE

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    Nobody’s Bunny

    October 10th, 2008     by Jenna Owsianik     Comments

    Hello everyone! My name is Jenna and I am super excited to be joining the Shameless team! Every other Friday –starting today– I will be posting a film review via video blog. Click below to see my take on The House Bunny. Agree with me? Disagree? Have a movie to suggest? I wanna hear it all … READ MORE

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    Disney’s First Black Princess

    July 18th, 2008     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments

    When I was younger I was completely in love with Disney films. My favourites, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, I played over and over on a loop. When The Lion King came out in theatres, I actually went to see it three times (and please don’t mention that I was fifteen when it came out, okay?) A few years later I had more of an eye to critique what I thought was … READ MORE

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    What you watch when you’re not watching anything

    June 27th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    Until I get off (on?) my ass and see some movies, I really should get myself removed from the Film Friday rotation. For popcorny movies I have a big backlog of last-in-a-series movies to see. Like the most recent Bourne Identity and the most recent Bond. Then there’s the new stuff that I’ve been waiting for, like Kung Fu Panda and Wall-E (hello? Short Circuit? Anyone?). When I do want to curl up (who am … READ MORE

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    Come with me if you want to live: the Sarah Connor Chronicles

    May 16th, 2008     by Wesley Fok     Comments

    Traditionally, women only have a couple of roles to play in action movies. If you want to be fair, I suppose men only have a couple of roles to play in action movies too, since the genre seems only so open to nuanced, complex characters. But based mostly on personal experience, the ass-kicking female characters fall into a scant few stereotypes: there’s the butch “plays with the boys” type role, the glam lipstick assassin, and … READ MORE

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    spongebob substitutes for film friday

    May 9th, 2008     by Thea Lim     Comments

    Film Friday is on hiatus this week! In its place please enjoy this clip from one of my favourite movies. No, it’s not Fellini’s 8 1/2, it’s the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie! SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick are sure that they’ll never make it to Shell City to rescue King Neptune’s crown. They lack the chops, they’re nothing but bubble blowing babies. But then suddenly and mysteriously they grow facial hair. Never mind where it came from … READ MORE

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    The Taste of Tea

    April 18th, 2008     by Catherine Hayday     Comments

    A couple of weekends ago our good buddy Mike came over for movie night. Which consisted of I Am Legend + The Taste of Tea. I only really wanted to see I Am Legend (on Blu-ray) for the CG scenes of empty New York. Which it delivered on. It didn’t deliver on much else. (Solid performance by Sam though – pictured at left). The clear winner was The Taste of Tea. Mike … READ MORE

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    a pretty corny contribution

    March 28th, 2008     by Anna Leventhal     Comments

    For my Film Friday this week, I’m offering not a review or a critique, but a Shameless Exclusive. A friend directed me to this short video made by New York artist and musician Jessica Segall. It’s a history of corn told in shadow-puppetry - a fine mix of art, history, politics, oh and just a little sci-fi. (Of course, if you think about it, lots of food-politics stuff is way more Twilight … READ MORE

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