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Daily Archives: May 10, 2016

It’s evening and a violet shadow—pale—spreads over the city like ink dispersing in water. We’ve gathered at the Vancity Theatre in Vancouver for a late night special preview screening of High-Rise, the fifth feature from British firebrand Ben Wheatley. “This is a film for audiences who want to see dogs being killed, and Tom Hiddleston naked,” deadpans Wheatley to the… Read more »

10 May 2016 | Features, Reviews

Pauline Kael was one of the most acclaimed, opinionated, and clever movie critics. Her reviews could be controversial and she left an impact on other critics such as Roger Ebert. She had a taste for violence in films, but only when it was purpose and she disliked movies she felt were superficial or manipulative. Here are a few films most… Read more »

10 May 2016 | Features, Film Lists

It’s one of the most complex and complete film industries in the world. The German language film industry is actually quite contrary to the norm, if you compare it to other film industries throughout Europe. There are five different stages of the German film industry that comprise its entire history, if we assume 1915 as a reasonable beginning for a… Read more »

10 May 2016 | Features, Film Lists