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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

A monster flick with gore? Yes, and CJSF volunteer, Nick Pannu, was there to see it with his own eyes...

Perpetual guts, gore and decapitations can easily jade the contemporary horror fan. Usually raising the bar with… well… with more mutilations, blood spurts screams can succeed in maintaining the niche horror film groupies/enthusiasts. Director, Jon Knautz ventures outside the realm and doses his film with a mix of comedy, crafted special effects and a storyline. 

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Nick Pannu
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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X-Files: I Want to Believe
The X-Files returns to Vancouver in the first of a series of upcoming postscripts to the hugely popular sci-fi series. CJSF volunteer, Dylan Mulvin, attended the midnight screening to review it, and revel... X-Files
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Dylan Mulvin
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Gonzo

CJSF Volunteer, Rose Marie Borutski, reviews Gonzo: the Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

I came to this docudrama wondering why yet another. What could possibly be shown and said that had not been previously?

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Rose Marie Borutski
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Ready, Set, Film by Nick Pannu

Volunteer, Nick Pannu, documents Film Race 2008...

On June 25, 2008  29 films short films screened at the Ridge theatre for the Vancouver Film Race. 

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Nick Pannu
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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The Wackness

If you were to take an 'American Beauty' DVD, an old, tagged up mixtape, and 'The Kids' on VHS, you'd have a concoction much like 'The Wackness'. CJSF programmer, Nick Routley, reviews…

In the summer of 1994, New York City was a hot, throbbing mass of hip hop mix tapes and drugs, and from the opening drum kick, The Wackness puts you right in the moment.  (For the 25 - 35 demographic, this film is chockfull of "oh yeah!" pop culture references)

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Nick Routley
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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2nd Annual French Film Festival

CJSF volunteer, Kate Lerman, reviews Flight of the Red Balloon as part of the French Film Festival...

Amidst the crass comedy and noisy CGI of summer movies, I found a wonderful oasis: “Flight of the Red Balloon”. It’s the first French-language film from Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao Hsien. The film is loosely based on Albert Lamorisse’s 1956 classic short, “The Red Balloon”, in which a young boy is followed around Paris by a red balloon.

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Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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The Incredible Hulk

Louis Leterrier's version of The Incredible Hulk brings forth a long awaited screen version of the Big Green that will satisfy comic book fans everywhere. CJSF programmer, Irma Arkus reviews…

Unlike Ang Lee's 2003 version of Hulk, which audience judged to be too dark, dramatic, and yet severely lacking in the elements that made Hulk fun (yes, HULK SMASH!), Leterrier's version of the Big Green delivers a well executed, yet somewhat mediocre revival of a comic book character that could have otherwise gone the way of Catwoman.

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Irma Arkus
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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My Blueberry Nights

My Blueberry Nights is the first English-language film from Director Wong Kar Wai. It follows Elizabeth, a young woman with a freshly broken heart, played just right by Norah Jones, in her first film role.  CJSF volunteer, Kate Lerman, reviews…

Elizabeth goes through a painful breakup and meets a Café owner, Jeremy, played by Jude Law.  She then heads to various cities across America, working in diners and bars, and sending Jeremy postcards as she travels. Along her way, Elizabeth meets people in need of more hope in their lives.

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Kate Lerman
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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Everything's Gone Green

Paul Fox’s and Douglas Coupland’s Leo Award Winning Everything’s Gone Green, premiered on Thursday, April 24th at Cinema 319 in Vancouver. CJSF’s Nick Pannu reviews…

Locally and internationally acclaimed writer, Douglas Coupland once again works his magic.  The dialogue is often persuasive because of Coupland’s ability to give depth to scenes through meaning that links back to the main theme.

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Nick Pannu
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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SFU SECOND YEAR FILM SCREENING

On Thursday, March 20th, CJSF intern Shardé Belland, took in a SFU second year film screening at the SFU Theatre on Burnaby Mountain.   

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Sharde Belland
  • Posted on: 11 March 2016
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