Josh Cabrita’s Sundance Review
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Josh Cabrita’s Sundance Review

Vancouver Film Critic Josh Cabrita braved elements to scope out the Sundance Film Festival.  Just as cold gusts of wind effortlessly pierced the cracks of my winter apparel and puddles of slush infiltrated my supposedly weather-resistant boots, practically every other piece of Sundance preparation was upended: an extended stint at the border delayed my trip … Continue reading

Fire at Sea
Adam Cook / Documentaries / Film Reviews / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2016

Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea By Adam Cook One of the most talked about films of the year is Gianfranco Rosi’s masterful documentary, Fire at Sea. After having picked up the Golden Bear back in February—the Berlin Film Festival’s top prize—the film has gone onto rave reviews from critics and audiences around the world. It’s being described … Continue reading

Nettie Wild and KONELĪNE: our land beautiful at Vancity Theatre
Adam Cook / Documentaries / Environment / Film Reviews / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2016 / Women in Film

Nettie Wild and KONELĪNE: our land beautiful at Vancity Theatre

Nettie Wild and KONELĪNE: our land beautiful at Vancity Theatre By Adam Cook Over the past thirty years, Nettie Wild has established herself as one of the strongest voices in Canadian documentary. Films such as Blockade (1993), about a very tense standoff over the claiming of unceded Aboriginal territory in Northern BC, and A Place Called Chiapas … Continue reading

VIFF Review: The Love Witch
ALT / Film Reviews / Filmmakers / films / VIFF 2016

VIFF Review: The Love Witch

By Brent Holmes Anna Billers’s The Love Witch is a modern-day throwback to the technicolor melodramas of the late 60’s early 70’s. It goes head over heels for lavish sets, dramatic dialogue and classic techniques. Ultimately, the film celebrates style and the sumptuous aesthetics of old-age cinema. Elaine (Samantha Robinson) is a witch obsessed with love … Continue reading