The Shifting Audience of Gamers

Intro: Who “Gamers” are, and who we thought they were has changed. As Will Hume from FilmGamer.com demonstrates via storytelling and analysis, the most recent available data shows how accessible games have become over the years and who they now play to directly and indirectly. From the Gamer culture to the Canadian economy and back…

Throwback: “How Grand Theft Auto III Put Games on the Media Map”

Originally written for Dr. Hazel Atkins ENG 1100 Class / Dated: Monday, October-01- 12 Released in October of 2001, Video Game “Grand Theft Auto III” by Scottish developer Rockstar North came into worldwide infamy. It was banned and censored in one country, and was the subject of two court cases in another and was the highest selling…

Mr. Robot 3.0 System ‘Overview’

“I love the party, but I can’t stand the scene.” I binged Mr. Robot over the summer on Blu-Ray Home Video. Like most people I thought that the first season was superior and the second devolves into mind trips with its less structured nature and slightly longer length. After an extended break the show returns to…

“American Assassin” Mini-REVIEW

Is the Assassin film to easy to do correctly? Staking a rare spot in between Jason Bourne, and James Bond, the former 24 Jack Bauer director Michael Cuesta gives an update to the lucrative secret agent formula. The problem is that the film doesn’t go all in on its premise of a hardline assassin’s impact…

“The Spoils of War” Game of Thrones S7E4 ‘Review’

I long for what a more nihilistic George R.R. Martin script would have done for this episode. The author whose work on which the show was based wrote an episode for the first four seasons and afterwards tended to focus on the sixth book The Winds of Winter instead. Here his absence is felt in two…

Penultimate Game of Thrones is the best Game of Thrones

Season 7 Episode 6: ‘Beyond the Wall’ wastes no time on a shortened schedule. I don’t think there will ever be something as big as Game of Thrones for quite a while. Blockbuster tv shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men or The Walking Dead usually compromise scope in favour of craft or performance but it is so…

Killer Queen ‘Atomic Blonde’ Review

Director: David Leitch (Co-Director of John Wick/ Upcoming Deadpool 2) I often forget how much less film-versed other guys who watch movies and comment on the internet are than me. The top YouTube/ Facebook comments on this film tend to be guys complaining about one of three things. The first is how the movie is a failed…

Game of Thrones Season 7 Ep.3 Review: ‘The Queen’s Justice’

“Stormborn” Episode two, Season 7 of Game of Thrones may go down as one of the lesser remembered installments of the series, with only the final ship siege of Euron Greyjoy taking the Sand Snakes and Yara hostage of note, but this week’s follow-up ‘The Queen’s Justice’ is a different story. With the reunification of…

Christopher Nolan Directs to His Limit in ‘Dunkirk’

It is poetic that in Christopher Nolan’s tenth feature film, about defeat and evacuation that the director has finally writ large and conceded to his weaknesses as a filmmaker. A point showing how far he has come as a director, continuing to advance beyond such classics as Memento, my personally favourite film and The Dark Knight, one of the…