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

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

VIFF Review: The Love Witch
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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