Category: Films

Before the Flood @ RIDM

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Climate Change is one, if not the, of the major issues facing humans and this planet right now. It is everywhere in the news. Admittedly I am worried. I have tried to alter my consumption patterns and diet (leaning towards vegan) to address the issue. Before the Flood is Oscar…

Thor: Ragnarok

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Admittedly I am a movie snob when it comes to tent pole or comic book films. I think they are a waste of resources and time. So much so that I stopped watching them years ago. I have not seen any of the Marvel Avengers or the latest X-Men films….

Golden Years (Nos années folles) @ Cinemania

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Based on a true story, there are plenty of “issues” involved in Golden Years which is screening at Cinemania this year. It is a French film directed by André Téchiné (La Fille du Rer, L’homme qu’on aimait trop) which screened at Cannes earlier this year and is now part of Cinemania’s…

Transindia @ South Asian Film Festival Montreal

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Transgender issues have been all over the news over the past couple of years. Whether it is have accessible bathroom facilities, their serving in the American military, transgender celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox or films (The Danish Girl, Dallas Buyers Club, The Skin I Live In) or television…

Redoutable @ Cinemania

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The crotchety 86-year-old French film director Jean-Luc Godard heard that this film was being made he said that he thought it was a stupid, stupid idea. Not exactly a glowing recommendation. For fans of the filmmaker this film is a must watch. It is an interesting portrayal of a rather…