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  • Suck it Up a buddy comedy that explores grief and loss

    Suck it Up a buddy comedy that explores grief and loss

    SPOTLIGHT Suck it Up will screen Saturday at Theatre Junction GRAND at 7:30 p.m. as part of the closing gala of the Calgary International Film Festival.   Erin Carter says it was like “summer camp for adults.” On the surface, that may seem like a strange comparison when discussing a film that deals with grief, […]
  • Sherpa documentary extracts tragedy through eyes of climbers

    Sherpa documentary extracts tragedy through eyes of climbers

    In 2014, a Sherpa named Lakpa Rita from the village of Thame in Nepal, was at the base camp on Mount Everest when he got a call that would forever change his life.
  • Viva veers away from camp, achieving a simple, but compelling portrait of a wannabe drag performer

    Viva veers away from camp, achieving a simple, but compelling portrait of a wannabe drag performer

    Capturing the beauty of Havana slums, it also paints a pretty picture, as half-cooked as some of its elements may be
  • Film on infamous Jewish ghetto shown at UBC to commemorate 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    Film on infamous Jewish ghetto shown at UBC to commemorate 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

    To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the Polish consulate in Vancouver is presenting the documentary "Photographer" at UBC next week.
  • North Korea’s Kim gives Hollywood a taste of cyber war (with video)

    North Korea’s Kim gives Hollywood a taste of cyber war (with video)

    In a country where the slightest hint of criticism can result in immediate confinement to a hellish prison camp, it is hardly surprising that North Korea’s authoritarian regime should take a dim view of a Hollywood comedy based on the assassination of its self-styled “dear leader”, Kim Jong-un.
  • Five things about GIRAF animation festival

    Five things about GIRAF animation festival

    Thirty-four years ago, doctors and research scientists would meet weekly at Foothills Hospital to watch and discuss cartoons and comic books. It was the brainy but humble beginnings of Calgary’s Quickdraw Animation Society, which was officially born four years later as a non-profit, artist-run organization that showcases animation while holding courses and summer camps. Ten years ago, it also started […]
  • Sundance: My Prairie Home, Camp X-Ray to debut at film festival (with video)

    Sundance: My Prairie Home, Camp X-Ray to debut at film festival (with video)

    Everyone from Amy Poehler to Zach Braff is supposed to be coming, but joining the herd of celebrity cattle pouring in from the other side of the Sierras for this year’s Sundance Film Festival will be a whole other breed […]
  • Movie review: Blue is the Warmest Color needs a cold shower (with trailer)

    Movie review: Blue is the Warmest Color needs a cold shower (with trailer)

    Oh. Oh. Oh … Don’t get excited. Those were not expressions of Sapphic excitement on my part, but of bewilderment, tinged with equal parts embarrassment and pure camp glee at the breathless inanity of it all.
  • Blue is the Warmest Color

    Blue is the Warmest Color

    Don’t get excited. Those were not expressions of Sapphic excitement on my part, but of bewilderment, tinged with equal parts embarrassment and pure camp glee at the breathless inanity of it all.
  • Movie review: Blue is the Warmest Color

    Movie review: Blue is the Warmest Color

    Don’t get excited. Those were not expressions of Sapphic excitement on my part, but of bewilderment, tinged with equal parts embarrassment and pure camp glee at the breathless inanity of it all.




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