‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ Film Review

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‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ Film Review

‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ may just be writer/director Olivier Assayas’ finest film since 2008’s masterful ‘Summer Hours’, and certainly this guilefully low-key affair proffers three tenacious performances from its female leads.

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Fan Expo Vancouver 2015 Wrap Up

Peruse our gallery to get a sampling of the high times and regalement this world class event brought to town.

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In Concert: Tobias Jesso Jr., Vancouver, BC

On stage his vocals soared and sounded brighter and more imaginative than even his singing on Goon, and really proved that no matter what your opinion on all the hype is, this guy can play.

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Vivascene’s Top 10 Apocalyptic Flicks

New thrills and some ominous amusements abound in this Top Ten List of end-of-world films, including the famous “How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb.”

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Album of the Week: Tobias Jesso Jr. ‘Goon’

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

Every track remains pared down and subtle, Jesso emphasizing the piano-man’s ability to create big, emotional moments through raw, unencumbered production and direct songwriting.

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Pulling Focus: ‘The Limey’

Always imaginative and forever fragmented, 1999’s ‘The Limey’ is a frequently funny, and repeatedly poignant revenge thriller from director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Lem Dobbs.

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Covers Uncovered: Ben Sidran ‘Dylan Different’

One of the most surprising, enterprising cover albums ever made, Ben Sidran’s take on Bob Dylan is a treasure.

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Covers Uncovered: ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’

Jimmy Webb is the premier pop composer of our time, and his masterwork ‘By the Time I Get To Phoenix’ sets a standard that will not soon be equalled. The many covers of this tune are revelatory.

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Robert Johnson: A Bridge Over The Crossroads

What is it about ‘Cross Road Blues’ that is so alluring? You would swear there were two guitarists playing on the track. Then there is his voice: low and growling like a lustful beast,alternating with high falsettos.

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Pulling Focus: ‘Hiroshima, Mon Amour’

To love cinema, it is fair to say, is to love ‘Hiroshima, Mon Amour, Alain Resnais’ magnanimous entrée, an authentic dissertation on tenderness, cruelty, and forgetting.

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