The Great Contemporary Art Bubble: Outstanding. Fascinating to see who was willing to say what in regards to arts trading, arts speculation, and rigged auctions. Some of the art was atrocious, but that's part of the point. Also, there's great satisfaction in seeing someone stick it so adroitly to Damien Hirst.
Soundtrack for a Revolution: Five stars. I've never seen a better film on the fight for African-American civil rights. I hope for all of our sakes this film gets picked up scholastically. Interesting, too, to watch it in Canada, rather than the US. Also, hot damn, that was a lot of really good music. Extra points to The Roots playing with TV On The Radio.
Castaway on the Moon: Oh my stars and garters, this was cracking fun. Korea, you win. Forever.
Forbidden Door: Do not go. Four, possibly five twist endings painfully wrestle across the last ten minutes of the film, awkwardly obliterating any of the good what came before. If you must see it, leave as he sits laughing at dinner and before he bothers with the bloody stupid door.
Air Doll: Exactly as expected, minus some confusion as to what, precisely, is a sex scene.
The Girl: Related somehow to Let The Right One In, it reminded me of short stories I read when thirteen. Calm, uncanny, yet utterly prosaic. My favourite film so far after Castaway On The Moon.
Face: We walked out. It started off promising, with a truly excellent bit with singing fashion models in bunny suits and a reindeer trapped in a forest full of mirrors, but there wasn't anything else worth mentioning, except that our lives were made better by leaving.
6:45 - Kamui Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7 (tentative)
9:30 - Breathless Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7 (tentative)
7:00 - The September Issue Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7 (tentative)
9:30 - Mother Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7
6:30 - Home Visa Screening Room @ Empire Granville Th7
6:30pm - Cow Empire Granville 7 Th 2 (tentative)
6:40pm - Canary Empire Granville 7 Th 1 (tentative)
9:30pm - Bong Joon-Ho & Co: A 25th-birthday Tribute to KAFA Vancity Theatre