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  • Calgary's JR Studio opens doors to TV and film productions

    Calgary's JR Studio opens doors to TV and film productions

    They have already hosted a vigilante superhero, Depression-era strikebreakers and an Alaskan wolf hunter. And now the owners of the newly christened JR Studio are telling Hollywood, and local filmmakers, that it is open for business in Calgary. Friday was the official opening of JR Studio, named after managing director Jim Walsh and owner Ron […]
  • In Blood Hunters, talk is cheap and so are the monsters

    In Blood Hunters, talk is cheap and so are the monsters

    Chris Knight: Not a scene goes by without some character rattling on about means, motives or monsters
  • For Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the end feels like the beginning in the latest Pirates

    For Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the end feels like the beginning in the latest Pirates

    They join Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) on their high seas journey with ghostly pirate hunter Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem) in hot pursuit
  • Video: VIFF – Koneline captures and releases spirit of northwest B.C.

    Video: VIFF – Koneline captures and releases spirit of northwest B.C.

    There is a confluence of interests in the northwest of B.C. and Nettie Wild’s Vancouver International Film Festival release of Koneline strikes a delicate balance to reveal their stories and motivations. The disparate narratives and poetic visuals offer an unfiltered view of of the opposing interests from miners and hunters to protesters and environmentalists. Wild […]
  • The Hateful Eight a tale of nefarious characters

    The Hateful Eight a tale of nefarious characters

    MOVIE LISTINGS NEW RELEASES The Hateful Eight Cineplex Cinemas Regina, Cineplex Odeon Southland Western. In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. RPL FILM THEATRE Kawaki Thursday — Sunday As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing […]
  • Review: Greenpeace founder was ahead of his time

    Review: Greenpeace founder was ahead of his time

    Chris Knight Postmedia News 3.5/4 stars There is an unfortunate hole at the centre of Jerry Rothwell’s Greenpeace doc: Vancouver journalist-turned-eco-warrior Bob Hunter, who died in 2005. But the film finds a way to bring him to life, through incredible archival footage from the 1970s as well as Hunter’s thoughtful prose, often read in voice-over […]
  • Photos: Greenpeace in the early days

    Photos: Greenpeace in the early days

    The new film How to Change the World, about the founding of the Vancouver-born environmental group, screens at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival April 30 to May 10. Here’s a look at Greenpeace in the early years and its reluctant leader Bob Hunter.
  • 2015 DOXA to feature Greenpeace film

    2015 DOXA to feature Greenpeace film

    Vancouver’s DOXA festival will be filled with movers and shakers this year. The documentary film fest will feature a number of films about trailblazers and provocateurs, including Jerry Rothwell’s How To Change World, about former Vancouver journalist and Greenpeace founder Bob Hunter, who created the world-renowned environmental organization in 1971.
  • Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, reviewed: Did you hear the one about the wood chipper?

    Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, reviewed: Did you hear the one about the wood chipper?

    Fargo isn’t a true story, and neither is the tale of Konishi
  • Sparking a change in Hollywood: Annual visual effects festival focuses on burgeoning world of virtual reality

    Sparking a change in Hollywood: Annual visual effects festival focuses on burgeoning world of virtual reality

    Director Christopher Nolan’s film Interstellar is a multiple Academy Award-nominee at this year’s Oscars and a very likely winner in the Best Visual Effects category. When he comes to this week’s SPARK (FWD) 2015 annual visual effects festival and conference in Vancouver, Ian Hunter of New Deal Studios will discuss bringing Nolan’s unique visions to the silver screen.




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