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Daily Archives: October 3, 2015

It was eleven years ago that documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner first came to my attention at VIFF with her audacious and dizzying film Dig! back in 2004. It was a momentous music doc focussing on the love-hate and dog-eat-dog relationship between rival bands, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and the Dandy Warhols. Timoner’s celebratory and wistful modus operandi, first shown then… Read more »

03 October 2015 | Reviews

Legendary Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (Millennium Mambo) is first and foremost a contemplative stylist, the idea of applying his kind of formalism to the wuxia genre is fascinating, and as ever, Hou’s execution is faultless, but martial arts fans are bound to feel perpetually cold-shouldered. Hou is a critical darling, and his best works – Millennium Mambo, Café Lumière, Three… Read more »

03 October 2015 | Reviews