About the author  ⁄ Alex Smyth

After viewing each of the entrants in this year’s Academy Awards Best Picture category, I decided to break down each film and predict which film will win the award and which film should win.   The Big Short:  This film had all the makings of a great movie. The cast, ...

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Alex’s Rating: 4/5 Going into this movie, I expected a simplistic period piece that would not leave much of an impact. I was wrong. There is a level of depth in Brooklyn that I did not expect. This is not just a placeholder in the Best Picture category, but a worthy contender. ...

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Mohawk College has partnered with Natural Resources Canada to bring Mohawk students to the CAMNETMaterials Lab in Hamilton. The lab will offer students a unique opportunity to work in Canada’s largest facility specializing in the fabrication, processing, and evaluation of metals. Representatives from both the federal and local governments announced ...

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Rating: 4/5 There has been a lot of hype surrounding this movie. The pre-screenings, which had some audience members walking out due to the violence, the stories of the production hell that the movie and the actors went through, all contributed to the buzz. But The Revenant, which features an all-star cast and ...

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Rating: 3/5 It’s been 30 years since Mad Max hit the big screen. The series ended in the mid-eighties with a whimper in the form of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. However, within the first three action-packed minutes of Mad Max: Fury Road, all the bad memories of the past are ...

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Novemburger, the burger festival that has its roots in Hamilton has expanded eastward. Two restaurants in Burlington were featured on this year’s roster of participating restaurants: Downtown Bistro & Grill on Elizabeth Street, and Naroma Pizza on Brant Street. Urbanicity played a role in the growth of annual festival, which ...

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