Okja (VIFF Review)

There are new types of pigs that are bred, and they all look more like hippo elephant hybrids than they do pigs. And one of them belongs to a farmer where it is raised living alongside a little girl named Mija (Seo-Hyun Ahn). Mija lives her whole life with the super pig Okja, until one […]

American Psychosis (VIFF Review)

Totalitarian Governments. Consumerism in the modern day. The vague culture of our lifestyle. Obliviousness is the factor among modern day Americans who don’t notice what’s become of their society. In this documentary by Amanda Zackem, we get an honest opinion on American culture by journalist and activist Chris Hedges. America seems to be going down the pipes […]

The Square (VIFF Review)

Squares, squares. Everywhere. How square can I get? I guess we’ll find out as I review this amazing artistic movie. Starring Claes Bang as Christian, the curator of an art museum going on with his daily life. Running a museum of modern art which seems to be going nowhere as exhibits are rarely visited. So […]

Breathe (VIFF Review)

People need to breathe in order to stay alive. That’s part of the concept of this movie. This movie is also the story of Robin (Andrew Garfield) and Diane (Claire Foy), not exactly two American kids growing up in the heart land, but rather two people who meet by chance at a party. Diane is […]

Meditation Park (VIFF Review)

Named after a park in Vancouver. A small park, really. Filmed around a different park in Vancouver. A larger park, really. The story really takes place inside a Chinese family household where everything is pretty typical. Bing (Tzi Ma) is having his 65th birthday celebration, and he’s got almost all the family there to support […]