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Throwback Review: Doctor Zhivago

Throwback Review: Doctor Zhivago

After watching Lawrence of Arabia for this column, I fell head over heels in love with it. I believe a large part of that was because of director Sir David Lean. He was such a major influence on the directors [...]

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Women at the CIFF: Signature Move – A Review

Women at the CIFF: Signature Move – A Review

Even with such a strong premise to build off of, Signature Move was pretty weak. Jennifer Reeder directed this 2017 romantic comedy about identity in both culture and sexuality. Despite the incredibly interesting logline, the awkward pacing and inconsistent tone [...]

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Women at the CIFF: Carrie Pilby – A Review

Women at the CIFF: Carrie Pilby – A Review

Sometimes, no matter how well crafted your film is, it can’t hide poor writing. Susan Johnson’s Carrie Pilby (2016) stars Bel Powley in the titular role, alongside Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne and Vanessa Bayer. That’s a lot of bigger names [...]

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5 Women Who Could Direct a Star Wars Movie

5 Women Who Could Direct a Star Wars Movie

Since Disney bought Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise in 2012, they’ve released two major motion pictures, The Force Awakens and Rogue One, with many more planned. Other than the huge amount of money these first two movies made, they’re also [...]

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