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MEXICO NOIR: MEXICAN CINEMA'S GOLDEN AGE

MEXICO NOIR  From March 25th to April 3rd

Night is the setting for the thriller, the detective film and the film noir; for the antihero consumed by jealousy, mistrust and uncertainty, wrapped upin his own pride, recklessness and bravado, and held by destiny that is implacable and cruel, racing through a maze of memories where the present tangles up with the past, with nihilism and disillusionment with society.Mexico Noir, one of the great legacies of the Alemán administration (Miguel Alemán Valdés was president of Mexico from 1946 – 1952), is a metaphor of the times, replete with films that follow the reactions and formulas of the suspense genre and melodrama—an equation of blood, sweat, tears, not to mention adrenaline and sexual fluids—and that crisscross to create crime thrillers, cabaret films, tales of poverty and slums, of intrigues and espionage that end inviolence. 863 more words

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The Vancouver Short Film Festival: A Family of Filmmakers

  

Bundled up in my pea coat, I walked up to the theatre where the large eye logo stared down at me from above. People were lined up at the entrance while two volunteers proudly wearing their festival t-shirts (that’s right, t-shirts) of the night and withstanding the bitter cold guided the patrons into the lobby. 1,292 more words

Feature Articles

Vancouver's BADASS Film Fest is on its way!

“The Second Annual Vancouver Badass Film Festival features the best in new extreme cinema. Badass 2016 features a juried program of new extreme shorts, an eventful awards gala and the premieres of new badass feature films The Evil in Us (Canada; Dir: Lee); and Atroz (Mexico; Dir: Ortega. 71 more words

Screenings

Anomalisa Review | VIFF 2015

Charlie Kaufman is one of America’s preeminent writers of existentialism and nearly all other forms of humanity. Anomalisa is another example of Kaufman’s look into the droll life of a man, but with his usual quirks and outlooks on love and infidelity added in. 713 more words

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Chevalier Review | VIFF 2015

Greek cinema has started a small, but powerful movement in film satire. As I mentioned in my review for The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos, and… 725 more words

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