Review: The Front Runner | Ash is Purest White – VIFF 2018

ILT’s final reviews for VIFF 2018 focus on Jason Reitman’s political drama The Front Runner starring Hugh Jackman and J.K. Simmons, and legendary Chinese director Jia Zhangke’s gangster melodrama Ash is Purest White, starring Zhao Tao and Liao Fan.

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RZA: Live from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin – VIFF 2018

Wu-Tang Clan co-founder, producer extraordinaire, composer, and director RZA live scores the Shaw Brothers kung-fu classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Need I say more? Yes, yes more needs to be said…

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Review: Shadow – VIFF 2018

Legendary Chinese director Zhang Yimou is known for his richly crafted period pieces, and Shadow is no different; a beautifully shot historical drama complete with Zhang’s trademark action sequences.

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Review: The Sisters Brothers | The Old Man & the Gun – VIFF 2018

ILT and Set The Tape’s coverage of VIFF 2018 continues with a look at two of the wittiest flicks at this year’s festival: Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers (Joaquin Phoenix; John C. Reilly; Jake Gyllenhaal; Riz Ahmed) and David Lowery’s The Old Man & the Gun (Robert Redford; Sissy Spacek; Casey Affleck).

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Review: Boy Erased – VIFF 2018

Writer-director (and co-star) Joel Edgerton’s emotionally challenging deep dive into the murky world of gay conversion therapy is one of the best, and most important films of the year. Arguably the highlight of VIFF 2018, Boy Erased also stars Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.

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Review: The Hummingbird Project – VIFF 2018

ILT’s opening VIFF review looks at Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project, an unoffical dramatisation of Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys with the most interesting drama unfortunately omitted.

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What to watch at VIFF 2018…

With the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) set to get underway this week, ILT has teamed up with Set The Tape to bring you coverage of the festival’s best, worst, and weirdest releases.

First up, a rundown on what you should catch from September 27 to October 12…

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The Punch Up Podcast, Ep.37: ’90th Academy Awards & Annihilation’

Following another hiatus many moons in length (again, for no particular reason), The Punch Up podcast is back! Again.

As usual the chaps take a look at what’s been going on the world of the reel, starting with a review of the 90th Academy Awards (basically an excuse to talk about Roger “The Deak” Deakins), some chat about Alex Garland’s latest sci-fi triumph, Annihilation, before rounding off with our thoughts on what folks have to look forward to during 2018. There’re also our top five films of 2017, and the return of the Knockout sees us do our best to knock Spider-Man 2 out of the top 10. Or keep it in. Either way, it dominates as usual.

Available to stream/download now on soundcloud & iTunes!

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Unbelievable Scenes! – “I gotta see about a girl” (Good Will Hunting)

ILT’s new Unbelievable Scenes! series for Set The Tape continues with a look back at a powerhouse performance from the late Robin Williams as therapist Sean Maguire, as he relives the night he met his wife in Good Will Hunting, a script co-written by Williams’ co-star, Matt Damon.

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Review – Lady Bird

Are you one of those people who believe Greta Gerwig only received an Academy Award nomination for Best Director because she’s female? Then I reckon you haven’t actually watched Lady Bird

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