Tagged film

Courtesy of Johnny Mnemonic and Robert Longo.

Flashback Film: Johnny Mnemonic

  In a dystopian view of the future, advanced technology has taken over globally in the year 2021. The 1995 science fiction film, Johnny Mnemonic, is filled with action, cheesy graphics and intense fight scenes. The protagonist Johnny Mnemonic (Keanu Reeves) has a cybernetic brain implant inside his brain that contains valuable information. With a …

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Courtesy of existent and David Cronenberg.

Flashback Film: eXistenZ

When you believe that virtual reality is reality, confusion is inevitable. For the 1997 science fiction thriller eXistenZ, directed by David Cronenberg, a focus group for a video game goes terribly wrong as the players seem to be playing a game within a game, within a game. Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a famous …

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Courtesy of Jésus de Montréal and Denys Arcand.

Flashback Flims: Jésus de Montréal

Written and directed by Quebec filmmaker Denys Arcand, the highly praised, Oscar nominated Jésus de Montréal is a thought-provoking adaptation of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Although Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” was filmed later in 2004, there is an expectation that Arcand’s 1989 drama would simply be an earlier version …

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Courtesy of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

Lifting Canadian filmmakers to new heights

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is a non-profit, charitable organization that’s devoted to providing access to independent filmmakers. The artist-run centre by working filmmakers organizes over 150 workshops per year along with supplying affordable production equipment and facilities for people who want to make films. According to executive director Chris Kennedy, not …

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Courtesy of Neighbours and Norman McLaren.

Flashback Film: Neighbours

Neighbours is the story of two amicable neighbours whose feelings towards one another change when a beautiful flower grows in between their properties. The film is a 1952 short drama directed by Scottish-Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren. To say that this film’s overall plot lacks a gripping storyline and action packed twists is not surprising. However …

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