5 Must-See #VIFF Films from the International Festival Circuit
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5 Must-See #VIFF Films from the International Festival Circuit

By Josh Cabrita VIFF is a religious, family holiday for local cinephiles. From September 29 to October 14th, bread will be broken, beer will be poured and — true to the spirit of most family gatherings — heated arguments will boil over. But aside from bringing together some of my favorite people, VIFF is a … Continue reading

Beauty Onscreen: 5 Visually Stunning Films
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Beauty Onscreen: 5 Visually Stunning Films

By Mike Archibald There are many reasons to go the movies: the excitement of immersion in a fictional world, the pleasure of a good story, the strong human presence onscreen. One of the least heralded—and, to my mind, most important—aspects of cinema is visual pleasure. Unlike story or characterization, beauty is hard to describe, in … Continue reading

Top Visually Appealing Films at VIFF 2015
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Top Visually Appealing Films at VIFF 2015

Let these films captivate you with their awe inspiring images on the big screen at VIFF. Charlotte’s Song:  Think Pan’s Labyrinth meets Carnivale and you’ll still be unprepared for this astonishing debut from Done Four Productions and director Nicholas Humphries. In this Dust Bowl-era reimagining of The Little Mermaid, an amphibious siren (Katelyn Mager) falls … Continue reading