By David Nowacki
VIFF continues to trot out its preposterously good lineup of filmic wonders from nearby and abroad at prestigious venues throughout Vancouver until October 10!
Be thrilled! By such seat-clenchers as Foxcatcher, Wild Tales, Force Majeure, Black Fly, Wild Tales, The Well, Alleluia and pretty much all the ones I’m looking forward to. There are at least this many films for fans of any genre. It’s great.
Dir. Stiles White
I asked my Oujia board how this movie would be. It said “P-R-O-B-A-B-L-Y-P-R-E-T-T-Y-G-O-O-D.” Seems legit. Opens October 24.
Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu
I never thought I’d be saying this, but it looks like Michael Keaton cements himself as a bona fide comedy legend. Here he attempts to elicit guffaws as a has-been trying to reclaim some of his former fame with a big show on Broadway. I’m sure it turns out great. Also starring Zach Galifianakis and Edward Norton. Opens October 17.
Dir. Dan Gilroy
Skinny Jake Gyllenhaal crawls around at night in L.A., learning about the dangers of freelance journalism. The viral ad campaign accompanying the movie has thus far managed to creep me out and leave me suitably tantalized. Hopefully the film can maintain the quality. And somebody get Gyllenhaal a hot dog or something, my gawd. Also starring Rene Russo and Bill Paxton. Opens October 31.Birdman, film, Nightcrawler, Ouija, Ouija film, Vancouver International Film Festival