Vancouver Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival 2015: These Films Emerged As The Best Of Fest!

10/14/2015 11:15am EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap
Well film fans, the Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 is history once again and my tired and movie full father Michael Coleman has done his cinematic review duty! But before he signs off, my proud pop tells me this year’s fest has produced some great watchables! So in curtain closing below are his favs – it’s the…

Starpulse.com Best OF Fest ‘Wrap Up’!

Best Film: Director Atom Egoyan is back on top with his stunning masterpiece "Remember," a film favorite of all who saw it. A holocaust drama handled with grace, detailed directing and a towering performance by Christopher...
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Final Film Reviews From The Vancouver International Film Festival

10/12/2015 11:10am EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 - 'Final Film Reviews
The movie theater is almost empty and my dear old Dad is starting to suffer from cinematic jetlag! But here are the final few film reviews from my proud pop Michael Coleman straight from the Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 (taking place Sept. 24 through Oct. 9 - go to www.VIFF.org for more details!) that will lead into the much-anticipated Best of Fest Wrap Up to follow. The curtain is closing – last call movie fans!

CINEMA OF OUR TIME

"Schneider vs. Bax" – In yet another case of unmet expectations, the bar was set so high by Director Alex van Warmerdam and his unforge...
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More Movies To Check Out At The Vancouver International Film Festival

10/9/2015 11:10am EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 - '2nd Weekend Review
My Dad is still watching movies?!?! Yup! Rounding into the second weekend of good and bad flicks via the Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 (taking place Sept. 24 through Oct. 9 - go to www.VIFF.org for more details!) my mentor and pop Michael Coleman is still going cinematically strong to give folks the review skinny on this year’s film fare. Here’s more reviews ala the second weekend of the fest!

CANADIAN IMAGES

"Into the Forest" - A family goes to their wilderness retreat and things start to go sideways. Power, food, social media and electronic ways of living begin to di...
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More Film Reviews From The Vancouver International Film Festival

10/6/2015 12:15pm EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 - 'More Film Reviews'
And the Dad infused reviews just keep on coming! Our Northern correspondent Michael Coleman (aka my proud pop!) has his nose to the movie grindstone with even more reviews ala the Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 (taking place Sept. 24 through Oct. 9 - go to www.VIFF.org for more details!) happening now! From Egoyan’s return to the highly anticipated follow up to the savory indie Blue Ruin – here’s the skinny ala Daddyo!

CANADIAN IMAGES

"Remember" – Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan is back and his latest is nothing short of a masterpiece! A scorching, well paced, linear thr...
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Vancouver International Film Festival Reviews

9/30/2015 12:12pm EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 - 'First Weekend Revi
Looks like my dear old Dad has been hitting the movie grindstone as witnessed by a gaggle of his reviews via the Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 (taking place Sept. 24 through Oct. 9 - go to www.VIFF.org for more details!) he has nicely bestowed upon us. Michael Coleman – father, friend and film goer. Give us the movie review skinny pop!

GALAS

"Brooklyn" - As an opening film "Brooklyn" sets the tone for the festival and it worries me. A film with half a story and no antagonist, the result is a totally predictable linear film that moves at a snail’s paced – a drama withou...
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Films To Check Out At The Vancouver International Film Festival

9/24/2015 12:10pm EDT
VIFF 2015
Film Fest time via Vancouver! That’s right, my film father and Canadian correspondent Michael Coleman located in the great city will be checking out movies via the Vancouver International Film Fest 2015 for all those looking for international insight! That’s my proud pop – take it away Daddyo!

What do 375 films, from 70 countries, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, in just over two weeks equal? The 34th annual Vancouver International Film Festival 2015 taking place Sept. 24 through Oct. 9 (go to www.VIFF.org for more details!) is on and it is my pleasure to give you a sn...
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap Up'

10/14/2014 11:20am EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap
This is it – end of the movie train line! Our man up north and my dedicated dad Michael Coleman unleashes his final thoughts good and bad reflecting on the "Vancouver International Film Festival 2014" – here’s his Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’!

In their respective categories:

Altered States - Among a disappointing guilty pleasure category it was "The Incident," director Isaac Esban’s Mexican stunner that not only stole the show, but would be in the top five of my top ten films for 2014. Fan cinema at its finest, it's a cult classic in the making.

Dragons & Tigers – Without a doubt "Comi...
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'Michael's Final Reviews'

10/13/2014 12:22pm EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'Michael's Final Re
Time’s almost up for the great Northern film critic – and my proud papa – Michael Coleman and his movie ridden time at the "Vancouver International Film Festival 2014." So in a final review filled article here’s a few last notable movie nuggets reviewed for your future film pleasure. Take it away daddyo!

DRAGONS & TIGERS

"Coming Home" – Boy, was I right when I chose this one early on as one of my must sees. Director Zhang Yimou’s third collaboration with Gong Li is as stunning as their first two. Cinema at its best, "Coming Home" reveals a story of a wife broken by the Chinese Cul...
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'Michael Vs. Flicks On The Wild Side'

10/9/2014 12:39pm EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'Michael Vs. Flicks
Seems my dear old dad Michael Coleman has been dipping his cinematic feet in some dark waters this week as evidenced by the review of some of the more somber films via the "Vancouver International Film Festival 2014" taking place Sept. 25 through Oct. 10 (go to www.viff.org for more info!). Taking on everything from slasher flicks to tales of bitter and vengeful severed hands, here are Michael’s reviews of films that walk on the wild side!

ALTERED STATES

"Housebound" - "Housebound" is a flick that starts out slow, daring and tempting you to leave. But hang in there as the seemingly ...
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Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'More Michael Reviews'

10/7/2014 11:20am EDT
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 - 'More Michael Revie
We’re putting cinematic chains on the Canadian snow train that is the "Vancouver International Film Festival 2014" taking place Sept. 25 through Oct. 10 (go to www.viff.org for more details!) to keep the movies reels rolling at full steam. Again here’s my dad and movie mentor Michael Coleman with more reviews of the latest!

CANADIAN IMAGES

"Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story" - This documentary will surprise you. Taking a page out of Morgan Spurlock’s book on trying to survive on questionable food, here the premise is six months on discarded food. No spoilers, but I will say is that th...
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