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Loving Vincent is 65,000 hand-painted frames of success

By Rachel Woodward, October 19 2017 — On Oct. 13, Loving Vincent premiered in Calgary at the Eau Claire Cinema. The film sparked positive reviews, and for good reason. It’s hard to describe Loving Vincent in any other way than a masterpiece — or tens of thousands of masterpieces. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh…

Calgary Film 2017: Loveless

By Jen Sidorova, October 20 2017 — Loveless centres on the divorce of middle-class couple Zhenya and Boris and its effects on their family. It’s a seemingly ordinary tale, with the now ex-couple selling their apartment, living with new lovers and debating the future of their only son, Alyosha. However, this causal story takes the…

Box-office sales don’t match Blade Runner 2049’s critical success

By Kent Wong, October 19 2017 — Blade Runner 2049 is an art film at its core and will be hit-or-miss for many. Despite glowing reviews and mass-market reception, the movie’s sales stack low compared to its budget. But don’t let that deter you from seeing the flick on the big screen. Directed by Arrival’s…

La La Land for those of us who are dreamers

By Tessie Ward, January 24 2017 — La La Land takes all of the optimism and hope that 2016 lacked and puts it into a film. Directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land tells the story of two people who fall in love in modern-day Los Angeles. The…

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…

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