Tagged CIFF

Moonlight shows awards promise early

By Zach Green, October 7 2016 — The last day of the 2016 Calgary International Film Festival was bittersweet, but director Barry Jenkin’s masterful debut film Moonlight — one of the closing films at CIFF this year — finished the festival on a high note. The film follows Chiron — a boy living in a…

Buy into The Salesman

By Aisouda Savadlou, October 7 2016 — Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film The Salesman won both Best Actor and Best Screenplay at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Farhadin previously won an Academy Award for his movie A Separation and has directed other critically acclaimed movies including About Elly and Le passé. Both screenings of…

Ride along with 163 minutes of American Honey

By Zach Green, October 7 2016 — Long movies and I don’t generally get along. If a movie is longer than it needs to be, I get horribly impatient. So when a film can keep me engaged for three hours, I can tell it’s something special. British director Andrea Arnold’s third film, American Honey, did…

Paterson a charming portrait of a normal man

By Aisouda Savadlou, October 7 2016 — One of the headliners in the Calgary International Film Festival was Paterson — the latest film from director Jim Jarmusch starring Adam Driver and Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani. The film carried high expectations for me since Farahani was named lead actress alongside Driver, and Paterson didn’t disappoint. The…

Personal Shopper shows some things can never be resolved

By Joie Atejira, October 7 2016 — Following the 2014 feature Clouds of Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart reprises a personal assistant role in another film by Olivier Assayas. This time, Stewart is at the centre of a film that is unclassifiable — an independent drama with hints of horror and Hitchcockian suspense. The film, Personal…

Perceptive viewers will find plenty to love in It’s Only The End of the World

By Zach Green, September 27 2016 — At just 27-years old, Québecois director Xavier Dolan has had an extraordinary career. The Canadian marvel has already directed six films and is considered one of Canada’s most treasured directors. Dolan’s newest release, It’s Only the End of the World, is a beautiful and deeply soulful film with…

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