In Mercedes Brazier Thurman’s new web series, viewers are presented with a unique, yet familiar look into the life of a thirty-something year old woman who is Christian, single, and surrounded by couples.
You won’t want to miss Hunt for the Wilderpeople, New Zealand’s wise-crack epic and number one movie of all time.
Room invented a new kind of crying for me: the vomit-cry. This kind of crying is the kind of crying that comes without any build up or any warning—kind of like when you wake up in the middle of the night and vomit.
I find it difficult to slough off my cynical skin when I watch movies that have the express purpose of being inspirational. It’s not that I don’t find cinema to be inspirational – quite to the contrary. But rather, when I see and hear the well-worn grooves of an underdog sports movie, the result is […]
One of the most interesting contributions to any film festival are the local contributions; especially so with the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). Drumming up interest with the #mustseeBC campaign, and highlighting the works of local filmmakers, it can be incredibly rewarding and encouraging to see British Columbian talent emerging onto the scene. But, while […]
These Canadian films are breathtaking, resonant Violent The debut film from director Andrew Huculiak (the drummer and songwriter for the British Columbian band We Are The City), and the team at Amazing Factory Productions, Violent is a remarkable – not only because it’s Huculiak’s first feature, but also because it was made in Norway (when none […]
An interview with the makers of Violent, a companion film to We Are The City’s 2012 album Violent, the debut film from local British Columbian talent Andrew Huculiak, Cayne McKenzie, Joseph Schweers, and Josh Huculiak, was one of the highlights of the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). The film is a companion of sorts to […]
Part of Converge’s ongoing review of films in the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), on until October 10. Cathedrals of Culture Cathedrals of Culture is the single most disappointing film I’ve yet seen at VIFF. Cathedrals is an ode to modern architecture that is divided into six segments, each covering a unique structure and made by […]
This past Thursday marked the official beginning of the 33rd Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). While not the most prestigious film festival in Canada — that honour goes to Toronto — it is one of the five largest film festivals in North America. In many ways, VIFF is about legitimization. Unproven filmmakers offer up their passion […]
When a theatre full of people doesn’t stop laughing for more than five minutes at a time, chances are the movie is either very funny or incredibly stupid. Guardians of the Galaxy is the former. I loved this movie on first viewing, and as far as I can tell, everyone else I know does too. […]