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  • Film draws a picture of architect behind new Vancouver House tower

    Film draws a picture of architect behind new Vancouver House tower

    The new twisty tower that is quickly rising at the foot of Howe Street is certainly attention-grabbing and, according to the documentary Big Time, that is what the architect behind the 59-storey Vancouver House skyscraper is all about. In theatres now, Big Time, from director Kaspar Astrup Schröder, lets viewers in on architect Bjarke Ingels’ methods, […]
  • Big Time is an arresting portrayal of celebrity, genius and urban design

    Big Time is an arresting portrayal of celebrity, genius and urban design

    Chris Knight: Big Time takes a traditional documentary approach to Bjarke Ingels, the superstar Danish architect behind that project
  • Movie review: Roger D’Astous

    Movie review: Roger D’Astous

    Étienne Desrosiers’s documentary offers portrait of Quebec architect known for his bold designs, from Château Champlain to private homes and churches
  • ‘Architect and auteur’ Denis Villeneuve mixed Arrival’s complexity with Montreal’s familiarity

    ‘Architect and auteur’ Denis Villeneuve mixed Arrival’s complexity with Montreal’s familiarity

    All seem to embrace the mood-setting complexities of a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) who attempt to translate alien communications
  • The Architect struck a personal note for Eric McCormack

    The Architect struck a personal note for Eric McCormack

    Blurb for Eric McCormack video interivew
  • The Architect builds story around building a house

    The Architect builds story around building a house

    The Architect Oct.11, 6:30 p.m. | Playhouse Oct. 13, 11 a.m. | International Village Oct. 14, 9:15 p.m. | Vancity Theatre As long as there are artists and accountants in the world, the struggle between art and commerce will always exist. It’s that clash between the creative and economic that it is a central theme […]
  • Indie rockers help bring Buckminster Fuller documentary to life

    Indie rockers help bring Buckminster Fuller documentary to life

    San Francisco documentarian Sam Green was nominated for an Academy Award for his film The Weather Underground. Now he turns his camera upon the life and times of Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895 -1983), the American neo-futurist architect, theorist, philosopher and inventor. In keeping with the novel ideas of his film’s subject and his beliefs about design for the future of humanity often being to approach the familiar with new techniques, Green presents his piece with live narration and musical accompaniment from indie rockers Yo La Tengo for a unique night titled The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller.
  • Interviews with Donald Rumsfeld leave filmmaker with more doubts than answers

    Interviews with Donald Rumsfeld leave filmmaker with more doubts than answers

    NEW YORK — Errol Morris spent more than 30 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld. He sifted through thousands of memos — “snowflakes,” Rumsfeld called them — from the former secretary of defence and architect of the Iraq war.
  • Home Movies: Millers charm past the checkpoint

    Home Movies: Millers charm past the checkpoint

    Jennifer Aniston jiggles, Jason Sudeikis giggles and Ed Helms gets nasty in We’re the Millers, one of this year’s surprise juggernauts at the box office. Directed by Dodgeball director Marshall Rawson Thurber, this movie about a middle-aged drug dealer forced to explore the results of his half-baked decisions might seem like something better suited to Adam Sandler or Seth Rogen, but Thurber gets added mileage by turning this raunchy road movie into a quiet critique of mainstream, white-bread, Costco-shopping, Dockers-wearing, vaguely Christian America. The socio-economic angle is front-loaded into the very setup as we meet David Clark (Sudeikis), a pot dealer who sells his wares to suburban moms, affluent architects and old college buddies. When David gets into trouble for unpaid bills, his supplier (Helms) sends him to Mexico to pick up a shipment of mary jane, which forces David to pose as a suburban dad alongside a faux family that includes Aniston and Emma Roberts. Though clichéd and predictable, and somewhat squirmy in Aniston’s stripper scenes, the film offers enough naked charm and subtle social commentary to make it past the checkpoint. Special features include extended cut, Don’t Suck Venom, The Miller Makeovers, Extreme Aniston, gag reel, outtakes and more.
  • The week’s DVDs: The Millers charm past the checkpoint

    The week’s DVDs: The Millers charm past the checkpoint

    Jennifer Aniston jiggles, Jason Sudeikis giggles and Ed Helms gets nasty in We’re the Millers, one of this year’s surprise juggernauts at the box office. Directed by Dodgeball director Marshall Rawson Thurber, this movie about a middle-aged drug dealer forced to explore the results of his half-baked decisions might seem like something better suited to Adam Sandler or Seth Rogen, but Thurber gets added mileage by turning this raunchy road movie into a quiet critique of mainstream, white-bread, Costco-shopping, Dockers-wearing, vaguely Christian America. The socio-economic angle is front-loaded into the very setup as we meet David Clark (Sudeikis), a pot dealer who sells his wares to suburban moms, affluent architects and old college buddies. When David gets into trouble for unpaid bills, his supplier (Helms) sends him to Mexico to pick up a shipment of mary jane, which forces David to pose as a suburban dad alongside a faux family that includes Aniston and Emma Roberts. Though clichéd and predictable, and somewhat squirmy in Aniston’s stripper scenes, the film offers enough naked charm and subtle social commentary to make it past the checkpoint. Special features include extended cut, Don’t Suck Venom, The Miller Makeovers, Extreme Aniston, gag reel, outtakes and more.




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