2019 – YEAR IN REVIEW

Ah, 2019. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 2019 was a year defined by chaos and change on various levels. For the world of film, it meant the complete domination of the Disney Empire, the shattering of a multitude of box office records, and the rise of Netflix as […]

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DOUBLE TAKE – VARDA BY AGNÈS

Varda By Agnès has a unique emotion running underneath it. On surface, it may appear to be a joyful introspection of a celebrated auteur’s career; but there’s a deeper level of emotion bubbling below. The documentary is the final work that Varda directed in her lifetime before her death in March at the age of […]

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A HIDDEN LIFE – CIFF 2019 REVIEW

Those describing A Hidden Life as Terrence Malick’s return to form are being disingenuous. The simple truth is that it’s nothing different or unusual from anything within the director’s past several films post his Palme d’Or winning The Tree of Life. Though it can be said that his latest venture contains a potent mixture of […]

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