Vancouver film conference provides insight to future filmmakers

The last day of the 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Industry Conference, dubbed “Totally Indie Day”, included crowdfunding workshops, panels, and networking. I decided to make the trip…

A neighbourhood in stop motion

Fernwood Animation Project draws community support

Ghostbusters returns to Cinecenta

The '80s classic returns for its 30th anniversary, but does it stand up to the test of time? For Michael Carlisle, the answer is a resounding yes.

Ebert on film: Life Itself an unvarnished portrayal of legendary critic

The only thing Roger Ebert loved more than movies and his wife, Chaz, was life itself. Growing up in North America, it is extremely difficult to have not heard of…

Linklater’s Boyhood is subdued and sublime

Imagine 12 years of your life, from childhood to matriculation, caught on film every summer. Actor Ellar Coltrane grew before our eyes as Mason in this summer’s hot indie flick,…

Hype aversion and fandom fatigue

In just a few weeks, the fourth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones will premiere, and the internet is already buzzing about it. And for the first…

Dark Canadian cities emerge in introspective new films

Hollywood regularly churns out movies featuring New York blown up by aliens.That’s why I have a theory that one sign of advanced popular culture is being able to create a…

Pompeii fails to delight

In his latest disaster-adventure film, Pompeii, director-producer Paul W.S. Anderson of Mortal Kombat and Death Race 2 fame attempts to bring to modern audiences a classic tale of love and…

UVic professor films transgender comedic drama in Victoria

Two 4 One, a unique romantic comedy, began production this month in Victoria. UVic Writing Professor Maureen Bradley will helm the film, which she has also written. Two 4 One…

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