VIFF 2020: Favourites from the festival with Thomas from ForReel Movie Reviews and Leanne from QMFM!

The 39th Vancouver International Film Festival is officially ended! It was a great festival and well-executed given the current state of the world. Before the festival started, Thomas from ForReel Movie News & Reviews talked on Zoom about our most anticipated films of the festival, and this week as the festival drew to a close, I once again joined him, along with Leanne McLaren of 103.5 QMFM, to talk about our festival favourites.

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VIFF 2020: Most Anticipated Movies of the Festival featuring Thomas from MoviesForReel

VIFF 2020

The 39th Vancouver International Film Festival is coming up soon! From the 24th of September to the 7th of October we’ll be watching and celebrating film. There are over 100 feature films this year in the festival’s remote format, and I sat down with Thomas from MoviesForReel to talk about our most anticipated films of the festival.

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Everything Wrong With The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

CinemaSins already pointed out all the things wrong with Simon’s favourite Christopher Nolan Film so it’s only fitting they’d do one of mine.

It’s amazing how many little things you’ll let slide in a well executed film. There are holes you could drive a bus through in The Dark Knight however it was great and The Dark Knight Rises was not so much.

Awesome: Kees van Dijkhuizen jr’s 50 Years of Bond

skyfall

Kees van Dijkhuizen jr is the guy behind such amazing zupercuts as the “[the films of] series –in which the tone and style of a director is explored in each video– and the [cinema] series –in which the years worth of movies are cut together in retrospect.

Now his attentions are turned to Bond, and this might be my favourite of his work to date.

Amazing, right? van Dijkhulzen is rather adept at picking his clips to capture the essence of a film/series/etc, and he’s done pretty masterfully here.

Here’s his write up:

When it comes to cultural icons, James Bond is one of the biggest and most influential. These past 50 years we’ve been able to experience 007s finest adventures on the big screen, including last year with the excellent SKYFALL which shattered box office records. This piece, set to Adele’s ‘Skyfall’, revisits Bond’s adventures, from Dr. No to Skyfall, taking you through the various eras of the Bond legacy. Get those Martinis ready!

This is in no way a full retrospective of the Bond films, the only way to truly live 007’s adventures is by seeing them yourself. And what better way to do that than with the Bond 50 Collection on Blu-ray! Each film has been restored to its former glory with pristine picture quality. They really outdid themselves with the 4K restoration process and so every frame of footage used in this video is straight from the source, maintaining the best possible quality from edit to upload.