Written by Alexander Reams 52/100 There is a bond between friends, stronger than steel. This bond, under the right circumstances, can become even stronger. When friends seem to become brothers. Such is the case for Yusuf, played adequately by Samet … Continue reading.
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VIFF 2021 Wrap Up | Taylor Baker speaks with Thomas Stoneham-Judge of ForReel and Matthew Simpson of Awesome Friday!
VIFF 2021 Wrap Up Discussion Taylor Baker speaks with Thomas Stoneham-Judge of ForReel and Matthew Simpson of Awesome Friday! about the VIFF 2021 experience and a Top 3 films of the Festival round table. https://youtu.be/mylU1-gyXRM The 2021 edition of the … Continue reading.
VIFF 2021 Review: Bipolar
Written by Patrick Hao 73/100 It’s hard to describe exactly what Queena Li’s debut feature Bipolar is without sounding like an intern at a movie studio writing script coverage. There are bits of Luis Bunuel’ and Maya Deren’s surrealism, bits … Continue reading.
VIFF 2021 Review: Bergman Island
Written by Taylor Baker 88/100 Mia Hansen-Løve’s seventh feature length film entitled Bergman Island is in essence a meta fictional island getaway trip to work on new creative projects for a couple. The titular island is called Fårö, Ingmar Bergman’s … Continue reading.
VIFF 2021 Review: Three Sisters
Written by Alexander Reams 55/100 Family ties us all together. Even with a strenuous relationship, family is always going to be a part of your life. Such is the case in Lee Seung-Woo’s Three Sisters. The eponymous three sisters gather … Continue reading.
VIFF 2021 Review: The Girl and the Spider
Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 Apartment complexes are places of relatively constant change. There might be a few tenants in any given building who’ve resided there for what seems like forever, but otherwise, tenants tend to come and then leave, … Continue reading.
VIFF 2021 Review: Red Rocket
Written by Taylor Baker 85/100 What happens when there’s a global epidemic and the film you’d been planning to shoot can’t be shot? For Sean Baker the answer to that question is Red Rocket. A long gestating idea that's been … Continue reading.
VIFF 2021 Review: In Front of Your Face
Written by Patrick Hao 71/100 Another year means another entry in Hong Sang-soo’s ever expanding oeuvre. In Front of Your Face is a sparse feature that, like most of Hong’s films, lulls the viewer into a sense of malaise to … Continue reading.
VIFF 2021 Review: Money Has Four Legs
Written by Patrick Hao 68/100 Filmmakers love to make movies about how hard it is to make a movie. From The Disaster Artist to Living in Oblivion, these movies about movies are often a love letter to the medium that … Continue reading.
VIFF 2021 Review: Mothering Sunday
Written by Taylor Baker 40/100 Mothering Sunday is a staggered storyline period piece, that follows Jane Fairchild played by Odessa Young as she variously writes a novel, and experiences the sultry romance of forbidden love by imagining herself as the … Continue reading.