At Seventh Row, we take a multidisciplinary approach to cultural criticism, looking at film and theatre through the lens of other disciplines. Here you’ll find some of our mainstay approaches, like science on film, as well as our areas of focus, like Canadian cinema and female directors. This is a great place to start to get a feel for The Seventh Row.
Promoting and spotlighting Canadian Cinema is one of the goals of The Seventh Row. Here you’ll find reviews of Canadian films and interviews with Canadian directors. Read articles >>
Creative Nonfiction is often a more appropriate word for describing innovative forms in documentary filmmaking, which go beyond mere information dump. Here you’ll find reviews of films that are pushing the form and interviews with non-fiction filmmakers about making non-fiction works of art. Read articles >>
In honour of #52filmsbywomen, we’ve collected all of our reviews of films directed by women and interviews with female directors all in one place.
From the Vault is where you will find reviews of or essays on older films. If it’s no longer a new release when we publish the article, you’ll find it here. We only write about films we really care about in this section, making it a great place to find recommendations. Read articles >>
What makes an actor great? Why do we love the actors we love? Here you’ll find essays about performances and the careers of performers. Read articles >>
Here you’ll find reviews, interviews, essays, and features that focus on how science and scientists are depicted in film. Written by journalists with expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM), these pieces focus on how mainstream audiences are introduced to science and scientists through film and theatre. Read articles >>
Must reads are the best of the best articles at The Seventh Row. These include reviews, interviews, and essays. If you’re new to the site, this is a good place to start to get a sense of what kinds of stories we write. Here is the best of our multidisciplinary approach to reviewing films, our most illuminating and original interviews, and our best essays. Read articles >>