After the Credits Episode 77 – VIFF 09 Wrap-Up

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (45.5MB) To download show directly, paste this link into your downloader: http://www.rowthree.com/audio/AfterTheCredits-Episode77.MP3 Marina and Colleen put the final kabosh on VIFF 2009 with highlights, lowlights and a top 5 list. Row Three: RSS Feeds: Subscribe to “After the Credits” Subscribe to ALL the...

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After the Credits Episode 76: VIFF 09 Interview – Ryan Ward

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (28.5MB) To download show directly, paste this link into your downloader: http://www.rowthree.com/audio/AfterTheCredits-Episode76.MP3 Marina speaks with Ryan Ward, the co-writer, star and director of Son of the Sunshine (our review). Row Three: RSS Feeds: Subscribe to “After the Credits” Subscribe to ALL the...

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After the Credits Episode 75: VIFF 09 Interview – Paul Saltzman

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (10.1MB) To download show directly, paste this link into your downloader: http://www.rowthree.com/audio/AfterTheCredits-Episode75.MP3 Marina speaks with Paul Saltzman, the director of the documentary Prom Night in Mississippi (our review). Row Three: RSS Feeds: Subscribe to “After the Credits” Subscribe to ALL...

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After the Credits Episode 74: VIFF 09 Dispatch #3

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) To download show directly, paste this link into your downloader: http://www.rowthree.com/audio/AfterTheCredits-Episode74.MP3 Marina, Colleen and a few special guests discuss some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the Vancouver International Film Festival. Row Three: RSS Feeds: Subscribe to “After the...

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VIFF 09 Review: Ninja Assassin

Big props to studios who make big budget B-movies: extravaganzas of sex, action and blood that titillate the senses but keep the mind on the backburner while still managing to say something about our culture. Arguments that all Hollywood blockbusters are B-movies are somewhat valid but few films achieve the coveted status of “good B-movie” and though Ninja...

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VIFF 09 Review: Redland

Over the last few years, the term “American Independent Film” has come to mean something very specific which often has little to do with independent. Indie cinema has turned into a huge business supported by many of the big studios and the result are films that feel more like blockbusters than indies and first time filmmakers are left with the decision to...

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VIFF 09 Review: Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

Since 1962, Burma has been a ruled by a Military Junta. In 1988, the country saw an uprising of the people and led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and supported by the students, it looked as though Burma might return to democracy but the protests were met by brutal force and ended in bloodshed and the killing of thousands of protesters. In 2007, the country saw more...

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VIFF 09 Review: Nomad’s Land – sur les traces de Nicolas Bouvier

In today’s technology rich world, it’s nearly impossible to believe that anyone could go “off the grid” for any extended period of time but in Nomad’s Land – Sur les traces de Nicolas Bouvier, Swiss filmmaker Gaël Métroz proves that it’s not only possible but fairly easy to do. The adventure began as a self-finding mission. With the works of Swiss traveler...

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VIFF 09 Review: Quiet Chaos

Life is good for Pietro. He’s a successful TV executive, happily married and has a beautiful daughter but while on vacation, a day which starts off with great promise ends badly. While at the beach with his brother, he risks his life to save a drowning woman while at home, his wife has a nasty fall and dies leaving his daughter frightened and alone. In shock at...

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VIFF 09 Review: Mother

A few years ago, South Korean director Joon-ho Bong was essentially mobbed by adoring fans after a screening of The Host. At the time, many of us knew nothing about the director other than the fact that he’d made a monster movie that was more than a monster movie but since then, he’s become a recognizable name (at least among film fans) and the announcement of...

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