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My Blueberry Nights

My Blueberry Nights is the first English-language film from Director Wong Kar Wai. It follows Elizabeth, a young woman with a freshly broken heart, played just right by Norah Jones, in her first film role.  CJSF volunteer, Kate Lerman, reviews…

Elizabeth goes through a painful breakup and meets a Café owner, Jeremy, played by Jude Law.  She then heads to various cities across America, working in diners and bars, and sending Jeremy postcards as she travels. Along her way, Elizabeth meets people in need of more hope in their lives.

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Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Everything's Gone Green

Paul Fox’s and Douglas Coupland’s Leo Award Winning Everything’s Gone Green, premiered on Thursday, April 24th at Cinema 319 in Vancouver. CJSF’s Nick Pannu reviews…

Locally and internationally acclaimed writer, Douglas Coupland once again works his magic.  The dialogue is often persuasive because of Coupland’s ability to give depth to scenes through meaning that links back to the main theme.

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Nick Pannu
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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SFU SECOND YEAR FILM SCREENING

On Thursday, March 20th, CJSF intern SB took in a SFU second year film screening at the SFU Theatre on Burnaby Mountain.   

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SB
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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CJ7

Seemingly too close to ET for comfort, Stephen Chow’s film, CJ7, is bigger, better, smarter and more interesting than anything you might expect. CJSF volunteer, Irma Arkus reviews…

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Irma Arkus
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Emotional Arithmetic Preview Screening

Paolo Barzman’s Canadian production, Emotional Arithmetic, premiered on Thursday, February 21st at Cinema 319 in Vancouver. CJSF’s Nick Pannu reviews.

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Nick Pannu
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Control by Irma Arkus

CJSF volunteer, Irma Arkus, reviews, Control, a biopic about the late Ian Curtis lead singer of the post-punk rock band Joy Division.

Control has been thus far venerated by critics, and I must join their choir. Directed by Anton Corbijn, and based on sorrowful suicide of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division, Control is shot entirely in black and white, and contains some of the most beautiful and meticulously thought out photography ever created for a feature film.

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Irma Arkus
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Dan in Real Life

CJSF volunteer, Anna Santiago caught a sneak peak of the film 'Dan in Real Life' in late October.

At first, Steve Carell’s new comedy, Dan In Real Life, which opened in wide release October 26, appears to be yet another addition to the long list of romantic comedies. There is indeed nothing new in its plot: boy-meets-girl, odds are stacked up against the lovers but they eventually live happily ever. However, supporting Carell and Juliette Binoche is the Burns family, whose interaction with each other is what makes this film worth watching.

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Anna Santiago
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Sleuth

Take two; CJSF A&E volunteer, Kelsey Singbeil, viewed the 2007 remake of Sleuth, a 1972 film adaptation by Anthony Schaffer. 

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Kelsey Singbeil
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Vancouver International Film Festival

This year's Vancouver International Film Festival ran from September 27th to October 12th, and among the films at the festival were a refreshing number of documentaries, a genre not so often shown in Vancouver. Sarah Caufield, host of the No Show, watched some of these, including She's A Boy I Knew, from Vancouver director Gwen Haworth, and had this to say...

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Sarah Caufield
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Vancouver International Film Festival

This year's Vancouver International Film Festival ran from September 27th to October 12th, and among the films at the festival were a refreshing number of foreign films, from countries we rarely hear from in Vancouver. Sarah Caufield, host of the No Show, watched some of these, including Dust, from German director Hartmut Bitomsky, and had this to say...

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Sarah Caufield
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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