Category Archives: International

#FIN2020 Review — Deux (Two of Us)

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti | Written by Meneghetti, Malysone Bovorasmy, and Florence Vignon | 99 min I'd read this described as an Amour for same-sex seniors, but that's more than painfully reductive... it's also plain wrong. Deux has something else going on. In its delicate heart it's a late-life lesbian love story, but it's paced…Read More

#FIN2020 Opening Night Gala Review — Falling

Written and Directed by Viggo Mortensen | 112 min  Oscar-nominated actor and movie star Viggo Mortensen tries his hand as an auteur with an international co-pro domestic drama. A huge disappointment, it's a film entirely removed from real life. Willis, played by Lance Henriksen, is a senior struggling with dementia and an endless supply of…Read More

Exit Plan review — Suicide tourism gets deadly

Directed by Jonas Alexander Arnby | Written by Rasmus Birch | 89 min | On Demand This chilly, discomfiting Danish drama/thriller goes out of its way to render its narrative opaque and confusing. It's got a verging-on-science-fiction premise and some anachronistic politics, but might still be worth your time if you're a Nikolaj Coster-Waldau completist…Read More

2040 review — “An exercise in fact-based dreaming”

Directed by Damon Gameau | 91 min | On Demand Decentralized power grids with independent solar-source energy. Self driving electric cars. Diverse, multi-species grazing crops. Marine permaculture. Educating girls. These are some of the ideas Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau learns about as he looks for solutions — that already exist — to rescue the world…Read More