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This film can not just simply disappear from your memory but will linger for a long time to come.

Honey Pupu is a truly remarkable feature which was a delight to watch.  Winning four Taipei Film Awards in cinematography, soundtrack, as well as acting (lead actress) and direction, while viewing it you can see how each of these aspects truly are deserving.

Author: 
Tracey Schmidt
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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ViFF

The VIFF program describes “ELENA” as a “highly unsettling thriller” but it’s not a thriller in the conventional sense.

This film is a darkly lyrical comment, both philosophical and ruthless, on the lengths a woman would go to help her own flesh-and-blood, even when she knows her son is a good-for-nothing lazy oaf, who is unemployed and keeps impregnating his wife and breeding a pack of good-for-nothings like himself. Therein lies the irony and the humanity in this subtlely intense film.

 

Author: 
Denise Mok
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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ViFF

Werner Herzog is not your typical filmmaker.

Author: 
Dan Mcpeake
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Morgan Spurlock sells out in his latest documentary "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" 

What do Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, and Brett Ratner all have in common? They are some of the high-profile interview subjects in Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”. What do Mane & Tail, Sheetz, and Amy’s Pizza have to do with the film? They are the sponsors of it. 

Author: 
Dan Mcpeake
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
THE YEAR DOLLY PARTON WAS MY MOM

Coming-of-age with the Queen of Country. Endeavours host and CJSF reviewer Dan McPeake takes a gander at Canadian director Tara Johns' first feature ...

There's something sweet to be said on the charm of indie cinema and its intimate, often offbeat depictions of family life like the one in The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom. 

Author: 
Dan Mcpeake
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
CASEY AFFLECK's I'M STILL HERE

Why does Endevour's host Dan McPeake give "I Am Still Here" a B+ Grade? Check out what he has to say about this upcoming film. Set to hit Vancouver October 1st, 2010.

Joaquin Phoenix is a genius, while also somewhat insane. I’m Still Here, purports to be a documentary about Phoenix attempting to be a rapper. Turns out the film is more of an expose on chain-smoking, getting stoned, and snorting coke with Che Guevara. 

Author: 
Dan Mcpeake
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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The 4th Revolution (VIFF)

All revolutions are about power;  but 'The 4th Revolution,' a Vancouver International Film Festival highlight, is about renewable power.  Reviewer and Spoken Word Coordinator Frieda Werden says it is a must see and is heartened to know that "the energy revolution is not only inevitable but already well under way."

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Frieda Werden
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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The Book of Eli

CJSF volunteer Jay Peachy reviews the new apocalyptic blockbuster starring Denzel Washington, this is what he says...

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Jay Peachy
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Invictus

CJSF volunteer Anna Santiago reviews Invictus, the latest film by director Clint Eastwood.

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Anna Santiago
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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White Ribbon

As part of CJSF's coverage of the 28th Vancouver International Film Festival, volunteer Mike Hoff reviews White Ribbon, directed by Michael Haneke here he explores the human condition through the lens of Modern Society...

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Mike Hoff
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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