Movies

The latest movie news, lists, features, and reviews.

'Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched' Review: A History of Folk Horror Alluring Eerie Folklore

[VIFF Review] ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’: A History of Folk Horror Alluring Eerie Folklore

Kier-La Janisse’s documentary offers an enticing worldwide look at eerie genre films based on folklore and superstition. “Folk horror” is a word of recent vintage — or at least popularity — that only broadens as “Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched” spends three and a quarter hours attempting to describe it. Nonetheless, the joys of this …

[VIFF Review] ‘Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched’: A History of Folk Horror Alluring Eerie Folklore Read More »

'The Scary of Sixty-First' Review: Not For the Super Sensitive

[VIFF Review] ‘The Scary of Sixty-First’: Not For the Super Sensitive

Dasha Nekrasova’s debut contains daggers aimed at Jeffrey Epstein, the royal family, and any sensitive viewer sensitivities, but it’s hilarious and angry enough to let it slide. There is a narrow line between a good concept and a dreadful one carried out with complete conviction, and “The Scary of Sixty-First” dances with reckless, malicious abandon …

[VIFF Review] ‘The Scary of Sixty-First’: Not For the Super Sensitive Read More »

'Strawberry Mansion' Review: Sweet Oddity of a Future to Come

[VIFF Review] ‘Strawberry Mansion’: Sweet Oddity of a Future to Come

Kentucker Audley and Albert Birney’s charming, low-budget Sundance oddity imagines a world in which our sleeping hours are for sale. It’s a common belief that nothing is more boring than hearing about other people’s dreams. This should make James Preble, the timid, cutely mustachioed hero of “Strawberry Mansion,” the unlucky owner of the world’s most …

[VIFF Review] ‘Strawberry Mansion’: Sweet Oddity of a Future to Come Read More »

'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Review: Infectious for Young LGBTQ Audiences

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Review: Infectious for Young LGBTQ Audiences

Unlike most of his classmates, Jamie New, 16, knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up: a drag queen. And, unlike the majority of the gorgeous wannabe female impersonators who have strutted on-screen before him, he faces remarkably few roadblocks. Jamie has a loving mother, a supportive best friend, and a school …

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Review: Infectious for Young LGBTQ Audiences Read More »