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

VIFF Review: The Eyes of My Mother
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VIFF Review: The Eyes of My Mother

By Anita Bedell “Loneliness does strange things to the mind,” introduces us to writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes Of My Mother, a beautifully rendered art house horror film about the degradation of a lonely woman’s mind into psychopathic madness. Shot in crisp black and white, the movie likens to such stark nightmares as the 1968 … Continue reading

VIFF Review: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice
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VIFF Review: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice

By Alex de Boer Alanis Obomsawin’s We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice documents the lifespan of a case brought against the federal government by indigenous child welfare activist and social worker Cindy Blackstock. Filed in 2007, Blackstock and the Assembly of First Nations alleged the Canadian government was guilty of systemic discrimination against First … Continue reading

Yellowing: The Umbrella Movement
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Yellowing: The Umbrella Movement

by Geoff Webb The revolution will not be given theatrical release.    At least, not in director Chan Tze-woon’s native Hong Kong, where his eagerly-anticipated documentary Yellowing—a love letter to the romantic idealism of youth and case study of modern dissent—was declared likely to provoke civil unrest and denied the opportunity for public screenings among … Continue reading

VIFF Review: All This Panic
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VIFF Review: All This Panic

By Anita Bedell All This Panic is a beautifully sympathetic documentary about the fragile transition into adulthood for seven young girls in Brooklyn. Having lived through an adolescence that more closely resembles Larry Clark’s Kids (1995) it is heartwarming to see a film like All This Panic. In this short tender documentary, director Jenny Gage … Continue reading