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Thursday, October 23 2008

Not Fade Away: Notes on the 27th Vancouver International Film Festival

The films at this year's VIFF were dominated by the idea of memory -- how it works, why it works the way it does, why certain events linger in our brain or come back to haunt us.


Tuesday, October 9 2007

Coping Strategies: Notes on the 26th Vancouver International Film Festival - Part Two

Like Jarhead, Sam Mendes's underappreciated Gulf War film, Brian De Palma's Redacted clearly understands pop culture's real-life effect on soldiers serving in the post-Vietnam era.


Sunday, October 7 2007

Coping Strategies: The 26th Vancouver International Film Festival - Part One

Most of the films we saw, in one way or another, are about coping -- with guilt, with war, with torture, with disease, with unrequited love, with social perception, with political change, with death, with history.


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