Poplife | Film Review

“Come on, boy. We’re taking you home.” Said as a drunken joke, this opening line holds a much more sober meaning in Sam Mohseni’s short…


Mind Mirror

Prior to watching Mind Mirror, I had seen very few stop-motion films, such as Coraline and Corpse Bride, and the experience was very different than what I…

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True North Shorts: Various Positions

If I were to be so bold as to characterize recurring tropes in Canadian cinema, some that come to mind include a suspicion of stable narratives, ironic sensibilities and an attention to intimacy.

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True North Shorts: Escape Routes

One of the most important aspects of VIFF is the opportunity for festival-goers to not only see how Canadian cinema is received internationally, but to see who will be defining Canadian cinema in the future.

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VIFF 2017: New Skins & Old Ceremonies

Short films have the difficult task of storytelling in limited time. There’s no slow unravelling of characters, lengthy development of relationships or plot thickening. But…