Summer of ’84 – Review

15 year-old Davey Armstrong (Graham Verchere) is slumming it through yet another boring summer in unassuming Ipswitch, Oregon. When not delivering papers or playing “manhunt” with the other neighbourhood kids, he delves deep into conspiracy theories served up to him by the National Enquirer, much to the exasperation of his close friends Woody (Caleb Emery), […]

Casinos and Movies

It’s been often said that sometimes movie moments are meant to stay in the movies. Because in reality, nobody would experience weird phenomena or get an instant relationship. At least as not as extravagant as in the movies. One prime example of this is card games. When it comes to playing poker, movies make it […]

The F Word (Review)

Try as they may, any filmmakers’ attempts to avoid the categorization of their respective works by genre is pretty much impossible in this day and age, especially since studios and audiences alike compulsively reach for any kind of categorical notion, regardless of its flexibility. While convenient, it also becomes predictably problematic when considering the tight […]

VQFF: 1985 Review

It was on September 17, 1985 that then-U.S President Ronald Reagan first publicly acknowledged Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in response to a question about federal funding for cure research. Two months earlier, famed 50s heartthrob Rock Hudson had come out publicly as having being diagnosed with the disease from which he would ultimately pass away […]