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 […]
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 […]
I really didn’t want to watch The Virgins. Not for any particular reason about the movie itself, or the people involved with it, but simply because it is an independent Christian movie. As I’ve noted elsewhere, there is a certain lack of quality filmmaking within Christian movies, allowing message and […]
It’s not often that a film’s opening shot will linger on the back of the Statue of Liberty. Doing so, The Immigrant sets the stage for a more complex rumination on the American Dream than a simple unbridled optimism or cynical pessimism. And it’s just a hint at the undercurrent […]
Edge of Tomorrow turns out to be surprise, after watching the uninspiring trailer, as it rewards and entertains in a surprisingly unexpected way.
A review on the latest instalment of the X-Men franchise “What a refreshingly good superhero movie.” This was my first thought once the credits started to roll on X-Men: Days of Future Past. Critics who complain about theatres over-saturated with superheroes and comic book adaptations (of which there are plenty) […]