Welcome to the long weekend!
From body horror to Inuit horror, and a lot of classic films in between, here are Barbara’s picks for the must-see films at the Mayfair and ByTowne.
It’s a busy June of movies, ranging from classic Cronenberg body-horror to romances from Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, a very early documentary film, and yes, everyone’s new favourite Batman film.
While the city continues to recover and reconnect after last weekend’s storm, the good news is there are some summer classics to look forward to this weekend.
Lots of variety the next two weeks at the ByTowne and the Mayfair. My favourite film from 2021 continues its run, there are films from acknowledged masters and up-and-comers, and a big basket of free European short films. Rounding everything out are two exciting classics.
The Academy Awards on March 27 were… interesting. If you ignore the drama in LA’s Dolby Auditorium and focus on the drama in the films, you can catch many of the nominees and winners at Ottawa’s two independent cinemas, the ByTowne and the Mayfair. Plus they have a breakout Canadian film, several “prestige” films, and a must-see film from the vault. Here are my recommendations from now until April 16.
Spring is in the air, some mandates are dropping, and events are back in full force. However, just because the province has dropped a lot of mandates, still be sure to check with venues and events before going as many are still supporting mask-wearing and more. Safety first!
Our latest movie picks include the International Film Festival of Ottawa (IFFO) in addition to what’s playing at The ByTowne and Mayfair Theatre.
With daylight savings bringing an extra hour of sunshine to our wakeful time and the promise of light at the end of our workday, we hope this puts a little spring in your step ahead of the official change in seasons next weekend. There is plenty to do with that bit of extra pep this weekend, so without further ado, we give you: the Weekend Roundup.
The International Film Festival of Ottawa (IFFO) launches its in-person festival March 9, 2022, providing cinephiles and Ottawa locals with the opportunity to experience an eclectic mix of 50+ globally recognized shorts and features.
There are lots of ways to help support struggling businesses downtown — even if you don’t have money to order gift certificates or products with. Go to your favourite business’ social media and like, save, and share their posts to help spread the word. If you can support financially, don’t forget to check ahead if businesses are open and operating fully before heading down!
Family Day weekend is upon us, but things are still pretty weird around town. Stay safe, support local businesses, and check in on friends and family.
With the 94th Academy Awards less than two months away, Magic in the Dark is here to recommend some films featuring plenty of Oscar nominees, playing at Ottawa’s independent cinemas, the ByTowne and the Mayfair, for the rest of February.
It’s the weekend — and with the ongoing state of emergency here in Ottawa, we can bet what everyone needs is an opportunity to rest and recalibrate. Here are some suggestions for how you can go about doing so.
After that record snowfall, we’ve got no shortage of events and activities for anyone who loves getting outside and breathing in that frosty fresh air.