Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo is about as laid back as one can get when watching a western. It fills you with that tricky sweet spot other films would envy by having an even mixture of warm, engaging characters, a tense story, and nice plotted out action, all tightly wound together in the most satisfying way. It’s the […]

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CIFF REVIEW: Varda By Agnes

If anyone were to appoint a Queen of cinema, Agnes Varda would probably be at the top of the list. Has there ever been a filmmaker more beloved among her colleagues, or more giving to the art of film? She certainly belongs in the pantheon of masters which is reserved for the likes of Ozu, […]

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Frankie is one of those films where it seems like nothing much happens yet what it concerns itself with are things we sometimes take for granted. It’s a very introspective film concerning life, death, and how it’s difficult to navigate both. This is especially poignant considering it is from the perspective of a group of […]

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CIFF REVIEW: Greener Grass

Greener Grass is unlike any movie you are bound to see this year, let alone your entire life. This is absurtist humour to the extreme, hinging on outright surrealism which makes for a very unique and out of this world comedy. The film is the brain child of writer/directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, both […]

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CIFF REVIEW: Another Child

Another Child is a well paced South Korean family drama with very strong, relatable performances at its centre. It concerns the reprecussions of an affair between a married man and a single mother and what effect it has on their family, more specifically their two daughters who find out about them before anyone else. The […]

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