Whistler 09: MACHOTAILDROP Review

[Our thanks to Andrew David Long for the following review.]Walter is a kid who dreams of making it big on the pro-skateboard scene.  When his gold VHS tape of tricks is deemed worthy, he is summoned by The Baron to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Whistler 09: THE WILD HUNT Review

[Our thanks to Andrew David Long for the following review.]Alexandre Franchi just might be a genius, and his first feature shows the same lyric creativity and the same commitment to themes of imagination he displayed in his stellar collection of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Whistler 09: THE TROTSKY Review

[Our thanks to Andrew David Long for the following review.]Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) has a destiny: as the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky, he's going to live his life in parallel to his antecedent's path, up to and including his assassination... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Whistler 09: SKIDLOVE Review

[Our thanks to Andrew David Long for the following review.]An unlikely romance blooms between Rennie (Ryan Arnold), a young artist who's scraping by and has hopes of one day making a living off his paintings, and Paige (Jayme Keith), a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Whistler 09 Wrap Up

[Our thanks to Andrew David Long for the following wrap up of the 2009 Whistler Film Festival.]Whistler itself is a gorgeous destination, world-famous for skiing and mountain biking, and the Whistler Film Festival (WFF) largely concerns itself with discovering new,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Whistler 09: HIGH LIFE Review

[Our thanks to Andrew David Long for the following review.]Based on the play of the same name, High Life is a smart, smart caper flick featuring not-so-bright criminals.  In 1983, finding a weakness in the procedures around the newly prolific... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Whistler 09: SMASH CUT Review

[Our thanks to Andrew David Long for the following review.]B-movie fiends, prepare for a campy dose of low budget splatter.   Lee Gordon Demarbre's Smash Cut is a loving tribute to the 1960s gore cinema of Herschell Gordon Lewis (who makes... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Whistler 09: J'AI TUE MA MERE Review

[Our thanks to Andrew David Long for the following review of Canada's 2009 Oscar submission.]17-year-old Hubert has a love/hate/mostly-hate relationship with his mother.  Compounding the troubles of that fully dysfunctional relationship, he has no real relationship to his father, and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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