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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.

Author: 
Irma Arkus
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
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.

Author: 
Anna Santiago
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
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...

Author: 
Sarah Caufield
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
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...

Author: 
Sarah Caufield
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
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 The Man from London, from Hungarian director Bela Tarr, and had this to say...

Dark and dreary. Beautiful. Three words that set the mood of The Man From London, a Hungarian gem in this year's Vancouver International Film Festival.

Author: 
Sarah Caufield
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
The Seeker

CJSF programmer, Irma Arkus takes in the first film from the Dark is Rising novels by Susan Cooper.

As a first installment of what is potentially a lucrative franchise based on Susan Cooper’s novels, the film The Seeker: The Dark is Rising begs a comparison to Harry Potter. This, of course, is damning, because Potter films and book franchise allows for the kind of funding that in reality only Peter Jackson would deserve. Let’s just say, that it is an unfair starting point.

Author: 
Irma Arkus
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Vancouver International Film Festival

On Saturday October 6th, Scott Wood, host of the interview show, attended the Vancouver International Film Festival’s screening of The Champagne Spy.

The Champagne Spy

Germany/Israel, 2007, 91 min

Directed By Nadav Schirman

Author: 
Scott Wood
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Vancouver International Film Festival

On Saturday October 6th, Scott Wood, host of the interview show, attended the Vancouver International Film Festival’s screening of Between Heaven and Earth.

Between Heaven and Earth 

Tussen Hemel en Aarde

Netherlands, 2007, 72 min

Directed By Frank van den Engel and Masha Novikova

These days when entertainers take on a cause, it often causes an uproar in the press. Madonna or Angelina Jolie adopting babies is seen as a fashion statement. Leonardio DiCaprio making documentaries about climate change is a vanity project.

Author: 
Scott Wood
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator
Vancouver International Film Festival

On Saturday October 6th, Scott Wood, host of the interview show, attended the Vancouver International Film Festival’s screening of One Hundred Nails.

One Hundred Nails 

Italy, 2007, 92 min, 35mm

Directed By Ermanno Olmi

Author: 
Scott Wood
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
  • By: Administrator

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