The Vancouver International Film Festival is back for another year and with it, our semi-regular VIFF dispatches.
For our first check-in from the festival, I’m (Letterboxd) joined by festival correspondent and friend of the podcast Mr. Bill Harris (Twitter), whom you can regularly find on The Green Screen of Death podcast. Bill is nearly 3 weeks and 2 festivals into his current run and he’s got some great coverage of the first half of the festival including insights into some of the most lauded movies of the year so far. I chime in with the occasional insight because frankly, I simply haven’t seen as many movies.
We’ll be back with another dispatch from the fest in a day or two but for now, check out our overview of the first 10 days of VIFF.
Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) finally managed to align our schedules so that we could all get together to check out what’s coming in September. I just wish there was more to get excited about.
Thankfully, festival season is just around the corner which, hopefully, means, we’ll have more to be excited about as we beging the descent into awards season.
Though it seems TV has been in a light cool-off period, that doesn’t mean we don’t have things to watch.
Though Colleen wasn’t able to regale us with her adventures through Netflix, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) covered quite nicely, if I do say so myself, by having watched quite a bit of streaming material. Also in the mix: we dig pretty deep into Dunkirk which we had the pleasure of seeing in 70mm.
What on earth is going on this summer? It seems to be start-and-stop with the big summer releases. Just when you think we’re back in the swing of things, we have another off month. It could also just be the fact that this year’s crop of summer movies has done little to impress us – I’m certainly far behind on my viewing and that’s equally due to lack of time as it is to general disinterest.
But we truck on and this month, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) trudge through August’s offerings and dig up one, maybe two, titles which look at least passingly worthy of our attention.
All I have to say is… thank the movie gods for streaming.
We’ve certainly been inching up to summer mmovie season with one major release coming weekly but you know we’re in full summer swing when you have Chritopher Nolan and Luc Besson going head-to-head with big budget releases.
Welcome to July and we are officially in summer release mode. This month we get a bit of everything: from small time family dramas (Menashe), to women kicking serious ass (hello Atomic Blonde!) to Christopher Nolan doing his war thing – admitedly, Dunkirk does look spectacular.
Forget “endless summer.” We’re officially into endless June.
I mean, how many movies can you possibly release in a month? Apparently many though how many will actually be seen by any great number of people remains to be seen. Still, June offers up a little something for everyone so there is that to get excited about.
Join Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) as we jump deep into the abyss of June to break down what’s coming on a weekly basis.
In a slight change of pace for the crew, in addition to huge amounts of television, this past month we’ve also been watching a heck of a lot of movies.
Join us as Colleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) touch base on what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to and this month including some minor gushing about a couple of shows with Canadian ties.