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Head to head movie reviews: The Last Vermeer vs. Sound of Metal

Head to head movie reviews: The Last Vermeer vs. Sound of Metal

Gazette's movie critic reviews two new independent releases, one set in European art and legal circles after WWII and the other set in heavy metal clubs and a stone-silent retreat in the woods.
11-year-old St. Albert visual artist goes international

11-year-old St. Albert visual artist goes international

Bari Horn is one of 34 visual artists illustrating J.K. Rowling's new fairytale book
Head to head movie reviews: Ammonite vs. The Climb

Head to head movie reviews: Ammonite vs. The Climb

Gazette film critic gives head-to-head reviews over two new releases: Ammonite and The Climb.
The literal and figurative horrors of war

The literal and figurative horrors of war

Edmonton writer James Ballard's first novel is an excellent work of fiction about the Vietnam War and how so many of the battles are still being fought far away from the Mekong Delta.
Guilded has big energy

Guilded has big energy

It sure seems like many members of the five guilds of SAPVAC took as much advantage of the isolation forced upon them by the pandemic as they could. Many of the works in this show are astounding.
Students explore art themes in Re/LAUNCH/ing, vol. 2

Students explore art themes in Re/LAUNCH/ing, vol. 2

Each month, StAlbertTODAY.ca will be displaying an online gallery of art created by high school students. These are October's submissions.
NorthwestFest has all the best docs

NorthwestFest has all the best docs

You'll soon be talking about Eddy's Kingdom and other great documentaries that are coming to the big Metro Cinema screen for NorthwestFest starting Thursday.
The eyes have it

The eyes have it

Korean crime drama among the best this critic has seen
STARFest on a meteor's path

STARFest on a meteor's path

The final week of this year's virtual STARFest is going to be more like a meteor shower with six stellar authors to go before the big finish next Wednesday.
The seed is everything

The seed is everything

Percy is the true story of one small time Canadian farmer's worldwide fight against Monsanto. It's a winning depiction of David and Goliath starting on Saskatchewan turf.