Creativity


What lies beneath

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead Austrian auteur Michael Haneke’s brand of filmmaking has been aptly described as “Hitchcock without the melodrama.” He also avoids neat conclusions, preferring ambiguity and…

Pet connections

Finding the balance between compassion and consumption, pets and plate. by Geoff Olson The late American writer Kurt Vonnegut once said his greatest joy in life was rolling around with his…

by Chris Jordan   Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of…

Burma documented by VJs

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead A highlight of last month’s Vancouver International Film Festival was the potent little documentary Burma VJ (www.burmavjmovie.com). The good news for those who missed it is…

Green filmmakers see red

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead The 16-day Vancouver International Film Festival gets underway on October 1. If previous years are anything to go by, you can expect a program…