Tag: 2019

Vancouver 2019 Review: PAIN AND GLORY, Restrained and Reinvigorated

Antonio Banderas does perhaps his best work to date in Pain and Glory, for which he deservedly won Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival. He slips surprisingly well into Pedro Almodovar's loafers -- easier than sneakers to put...

Vancouver 2019 Review: THE WORLD IS BRIGHT, Touching to Watch, Thrilling to Follow

Mr. and Mrs. Deng were at home in Beijing when they received word from the Canadian government that their son, Shi Ming, had committed suicide in Vancouver, where he'd been living. The notification contained little detail, and the Dengs were...

Vancouver 2019 Review: TAPEWORM, Canadian Cringe Comedy

One of the very first visuals in Tapeworm, shot on lovely 16mm, is a decent-sized pile of bloody human stool in a field. This is really the only such gross-out image, but it establishes the tone for Fabián Velasco and...

Vancouver 2019 Review: BIRTHDAY, Genuine Emotional Catharsis

In April of 2014, the Sewol ferry sank off the coast of South Korea, on its way to Jeju island from the northern city of Incheon. It was carrying 476 people--304 of whom died, 250 of them students from the...

Australia Korean Fest 2019: Celebrating Ten Years of KOFFIA

The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) celebrates ten years this year, powered by the Cultural Office, the festival is a wonderful initiative to showcase not only great films, but promote Korean culture as a whole. With exciting special guests...

DEAD DIRTY CON MEN Trailer: Crime Thriller Throwback Hits Digital

Marie-Grete Heinemann's fast-talking throwback to the crime films of Roderiguez and Tarantino, hell even early Scorsese, is finally getting a digital bow through Global Digital Releasing in partnership with Rock n' Tape Films. The crime story centers around a rogue...

THE OA: Part II Trailer: Netflix's Ambitious Sci-fi Series is Back with a Twist

After three long years of waiting, fans of The OA will finally get to see what happened to Brit Marling following the dramatic and somewhat controversial ending of the series' first season. If you are new to the series, I...

BRUCE!!! Trailer: Everyone's an A**hole in Eden Marryshow's Con Arist Indie

If you recognize the titular character in Bruce!!! it's probably because Eden Marryshow has popped up in many of your favourite television shows, including Jessica Jones, The Blacklist, Nurse Jackie and others. Now in his feature film directorial debut, Marryshow...