Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Film Review (VIFF 2015) | Borealis

Borealis Rating 8.7/10 Running time:  95 mins. Classification: None yet Country: Canada Release Date: June 03, 2016 (USA) IMDB "Borealis", the latest from Canadian Director Sean Garrity, is the reason I stand in long lines at the Vancouver Film Festival every year....

“Borealis” plays at the Rio – Vancouver this Sunday, May 29th!

One of our favorite films from VIFF 2015 returns for a limited presentation this Sunday night at the Rio cinema in Vancouver.  If you're a fan of independent cinema, and want to support a fantastic...

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Film Review (VIFF 2015) | Borealis

Borealis Rating 8.7/10 Running time:  95 mins. Classification: None yet Country: Canada Release Date: June 03, 2016 (USA) IMDB "Borealis", the latest from Canadian Director Sean Garrity, is the reason I stand in long lines at the Vancouver Film Festival every year....

“Borealis” plays at the Rio – Vancouver this Sunday, May 29th!

One of our favorite films from VIFF 2015 returns for a limited presentation this Sunday night at the Rio cinema in Vancouver.  If you're a fan of independent cinema, and want to support a fantastic...

Film Review | Room

Room Rating 8/10 Running time: 118 mins. Classification:R Release Date: USA - Nov. 25,2015 Country:Canada IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes A somber meditation on isolation, "Room" shares some parallels with the surreal 2009 Greek film "Dogtooth," with its insular redefinition of the world that its characters inhabit.  Based on...

Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 Wrap-Up

Finally, after a few weeks off to reflect on the dozens of films we took in at VIFF, we present the highlights, and a few misses, from this year's festival.  Some of these films will disappear into...

Film Review (VIFF 2015) | London Road

London Road Rating 6.7/10 Running time: 91 mins. Classification: Unrated Release Date: UK - June 12, 2015 Country:UK IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes Leave it to the Brits.  What Aardman did to family animation with its brilliant film "Creature Comforts," "London Road" does to documentaries,...

Film Review (VIFF 2015) | Dark Horse

Dark Horse Rating 8.4/10 Running time: 85 mins. Classification: PG Release Date: TBD Country:UK IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes A charming rags to riches story, from veteran documentary film maker Louise Osmond, "Dark Horse" follows the improbable racing career of 'Dream Alliance', a thoroughbred racehorse bred...

Film Review (VIFF 2015) | James White

James White Rating 9.2/10 Running time: 85 mins. Classification: R Release Date: USA, November 13, 2015 Country:USA IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes "James White", the first feature directing effort from "Martha Marcy May Marlene" producer Josh Mond, arrives with an authenticity, and wealth of personal observation, that many first attempts share. Hands down...

Film Review (VIFF 2015) | Charlotte’s Song

Charlotte's Song Rating 6.4/10 Running time: 88 mins. Classification: TBD Release Date: Canada, September 2015 Country:Canada IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes From director Nicholas Humphries, and the team at Done Four Productions, comes an ambitious, stylish fairy tale.  Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's original, bleak, version of "The...

Film Review (VIFF 2015) | Cop Car

Cop Car Rating 8.7/10 Running time: 88 mins. Classification: R Release Date: USA, August 7,2015 Country:USA IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes From director Jon Watts, and star and executive producer, Kevin Bacon, comes this dark, gripping new dramatic thriller.  With comparisons sure to be made to the classic coming-of-age...

Film Review (VIFF 2015) | Green Room

Green Room Rating 7.1/10 Running time: 94 mins. Classification: R Release Date: USA, April 15,2016 Country:USA IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes The 3rd Feature film from boundary-pushing young director Jeremy Saulnier, "Green Room", is a heady mixture of punk rock ethos, violent skin head culture, and all the...