Greetings, patrons! This week, we’re covering the 2023 Whistler Films Festival, one of the most interesting festivals in the Pacific Northwest because it so often features great Canadian content. We’re covering our usual two films, both playing as part of the fest. First up is the new Canadian relationship drama The Burning Season and then Todd Haynes’ new Natalie Portman & Julianne Moore starring drama May December.Continue reading “Podcast: The Burning Season & May December at Whistler Film Festival 2023”
Todd Haynes movies, love ’em or … not? Wait, does anyone not love Todd Haynes movies? Anyway, the point is that the man is a consummate visual storyteller, and in that regard, Wonderstruck might be his magnum opus. There are two main stories, one set in the 1970s and another in the 1920s, each with a child protagonist and each moving in their own ways. If you think that they might be connected, yes, of course, they are both to each other, and a third story told later in the film.
It would have been easy to adapt this story, a kids novel, for kids, but Wonderstruck is a moving tale for all ages.Continue reading “VIFF Review: ‘Wonderstruck’ is a magical, moving tale for all ages”