"A documentary film-maker can't help but use poetry to tell the story. I bring truth to my fiction. These things go hand in hand."Chloé Zhao Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Google Podcasts | LibSyn | Spotify | Stitcher | … Continue reading.
Tag: Vancouver International Film Festival 2020
Episode 85: VIFF 2020 Doc Talk / Mr. SOUL! / Into the Storm / My Mexican Bretzel
"My Mother when she saw the film. She told me I had made a most truthful portrait of her parents than if I had told the truth. So maybe it's better sometimes to use fiction to tell truths."Nuria Giménez Lorang … Continue reading.
Episode 84: VIFF Kickoff / The Devil All the Time / Sibyl / Siberia
"Life is what happens when you're doing other things, right?"Abel Ferrara Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Google Podcasts | LibSyn | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube This week on Drink in the Movies Michael & Taylor discuss their First … Continue reading.
My Mexican Bretzel
Written by Maria Manuella Pache de Athayde 80/100 During the past few months I have developed a love for documentary filmmaking, but this “documentary” is unlike any other I’ve seen so far. From the opening title card which reads … Continue reading.
Written by Alina Faulds 60/100 The narrative structure of Zoé Wittock’s debut feature Jumbo is reminiscent of the amusement park ride that Jeanne (Noémie Merlant) is supposedly enamoured with. The Move-It ride is the kind where you’re strapped in as … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 73/100 Tariq's choice to keep a tighter aspect ratio in conjunction with repetitive close ups and smart if a bit overdone sound design create an experience that is far more felt than seen. His past work … Continue reading.
Written by Alina Faulds 60/100 Director Christian Petzold brings Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski together again for his latest feature Undine, a love story tinged with European mythology. The film opens on a bitter note, Johannes (Jacob Matschenz) brings Undine … Continue reading.
Written by Nick McCann 95/100 It fills me with joy when filmmakers have kids that go on to do filmmaking of their own. Enter David Cronenberg, the king of body horror! His movies over the years raised as many social and … Continue reading.
Written by Alina Faulds 45/100 Possessor is the latest film from Brandon Cronenberg, another attempt to live up to his father’s legendary status in the industry. On one hand, he succeeds, the sci-fi body horror is just what one would … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 83/100 Otac or rather Father, is a story that is best experienced without spoilers so I'll be careful about what I mention in my assessments. Srdan Golubovic serves as co-writer and director of a film I … Continue reading.