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Vancouver International Film Festival 2016

Last update 11 October, 2016. As usual, most of my reviews will sacrifice sober  judgement and circumspect analysis in favor of intemperate passion and my corrupt personal  taste. Otherwise consider my opinions to be completely arbitrary. But don’t take my … Continue reading

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VIFF 2015 Reviews

8 October 2015 With these last   I am    done. 50 films reviewed below. Best So Far 45 Years Taut drama featuring two of the best actors around. The Daughter Based on the Ibsen play, The Wild Duck. Experimenter. Exam nightmares … Continue reading

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Vancouver International Film Festival: 2014 Reviews: Oct 4 Update

Updated October 4. But not fully. Some reviews are  missing, but I think I have the full list. I should count them some day soon. Below, you will see a heading “Recommended”. Under it, you will see a short list … Continue reading

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VIFF 2013: Gore Vidal; Lawrence and Holloman; Felix; A Story of Children and Film.

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (USA, 89 minutes, director Nicholas Wrathall ). Just what I thought: all you need to do is point a camera at Gore Vidal, turn it on, and wait. Vidal, America’s cold war pet … Continue reading

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VIFF 2013: Desert Runners; Salmon Confidential; On the Edge of the World

Desert Runners(91 minutes, USA,   director Jennifer Steinman). There is a scene in this relentlessly strenuous documentary that sums up the vitality and spirit of its subjects. It will take some time, so bear with me while I set it up. … Continue reading

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VIFF Film Reviews: Renoir; Amour.

Two more from the Vancouver International Film Festival, one pretty, the other profound. Renoir (Drama, 111 minutes, France, director Gilles Bourdos). As the First World War rages, the aged and arthritic Pierre-Auguste Renoir fills his dotage with painting pretty women … Continue reading

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VIFF Film Review: A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

October 7. Just one review today. A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman. (Animation, UK, 85 minutes, directors Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson and Ben Timlett). Two warnings. First, if you don’t know who Graham Chapman was, … Continue reading

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