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 […]

VQFF – Octavio is Dead! (Review)

“Find out what makes you happy and do it” says one character to the protagonist of Sook-Yin Lee’s supernatural drama Octavio is Dead! This is not always easily accomplished, especially when one’s happiness may come at the expense of others.   Tyler (Sarah Gadon) is a directionless twenty-something suffering from a severe case of arrested development. […]