All posts tagged "2016 film"

  • Movie Review: Silence

    Like a good deal of Martin Scorsese’s films, Silence handles the subject of faith in a complex and humanistic way; Scorsese transmutes the torment, humiliation...

  • Movie Review: I, Daniel Blake

    Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake is so unyieldingly empathetic that even its bleakest moments carry an air of triumph. In trying to create his paean...

  • Movie Review: La La Land

    Time melts away while watching Damien Chazelle’s latest, La La Land about the nature of being an artist, dating a fellow performer and how dreams and expectations...

  • Movie Review: The Handmaiden

    The Handmaiden, like all of Park Chan-wook’s films, uses harsh methods to test the viewer’s fortitude, challenging their senses before rewarding their wisdom. Borrowing a...

  • Movie Review: Manchester by the Sea

    There’s a tragedy at the heart of Manchester by the Sea, but you’d never see it behind that emotionless wall separating Casey Affleck from the...

  • Movie Review: Elle

    To read previous VIFF coverage, click here. Paul Verhoeven’s ventures into irreverence and topical discussion have always been assigned to lavish psychosexual entertainment, mostly overlooked...

  • Movie Review: Miss Hokusai

    Miss Hokusai doesn’t explore the artist’s plight so much as it explores the plight that effects every living person. Ōi Hokusai, a great painter, lives in the shadow of her...