Behind Closed Doors: Frederick Wiseman’s Titicut Follies
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Behind Closed Doors: Frederick Wiseman’s Titicut Follies

Behind Closed Doors: Frederick Wiseman’s Titicut Follies By Adam Cook On June 13th, we’re screening Frederick Wiseman’s breakthrough masterpiece Titicut Follies to honour its 50th anniversary. In the five decades following this film’s controversial release—more on that later—Wiseman has spent his prolific career peeking into American institutions, and picking them apart, but not with the … Continue reading

Cut Through the Stigma: An Interview with Hugh Gibson on The Stairs  By Adam Cook
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Cut Through the Stigma: An Interview with Hugh Gibson on The Stairs By Adam Cook

Cut Through the Stigma: An Interview with Hugh Gibson on The Stairs By Adam Cook Hugh Gibson’s award-winning documentary The Stairs deservedly joins the ranks of Canada’s finest documentaries. A humanist portrait of drug users in a harm reduction program in Regent Park in Toronto, Gibson avoids sensationalist tendencies and focuses on the people, their … Continue reading

Kristen Stewart and the Beyond in Personal Shopper
Adam Cook / Features / Film Reviews / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2016

Kristen Stewart and the Beyond in Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart and the Beyond in Personal Shopper By Adam Cook Kristen Stewart’s transformation from the teenaged face of the Twilight franchise to an award-winning actor of international acclaim may seem like it happened overnight. The truth is that her talent and singular screen presence were there from the outset (take a look at 2009’s … Continue reading