Film review: The Battery

By Athena G. Csuti

Jeremy Gardner’s debut film The Battery reinvigorates the dying zombie narrative by focusing on the living rather than the dead. The Battery acknowledges the tired zombie tropes and then moves past them to create a strong character-driven film. This super-low budget project (made with only $6,000) didn’t have the luxury of leaning on gore-covered extras… Continue reading Film review: The Battery

Trans-human film returns for CIFF

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By Sean Sullivan

Local film producer and director Benjamin Ross Hayden has taken his recent short film, Agophobia, around the world and back. Hayden, a recent University of Calgary bachelor of film studies graduate, is returning for the Calgary International Film Festival, Sept. 19–29, before heading to Spain for the 46th Sitges Film Festival. He’s already taken Agophobia… Continue reading Trans-human film returns for CIFF

Calgary International Film Festival turns ten

By Adriana Sveen

In its 10th year, the Calgary International Film Festival is celebrating its anniversary with the same growing pains any adolescent has. Though coordinators admit to suffering several financial setbacks over the past year, the festivities will go on with a few exciting changes to lift spirits. As an added draw, the festival will introduce the… Continue reading Calgary International Film Festival turns ten

Toronto filmmaker has No Heart Feelings

By Jordyn Marcellus

There has yet to be a truly generation-defining film for the Millenials. No Heart Feelings, co-scripted and co-directed by Sarah Lazarovic, Geoff Morrison and Ryan J. Noth, attempts to fill this vital niche in the film market by offering the post-Generation Y — tech-savvy young men and women who use social networking and consume Youtube… Continue reading Toronto filmmaker has No Heart Feelings

Doc focuses on Canada’s beautiful natural parks

By Jordyn Marcellus

Not only does Geoff Morrison, director of No Heart Feelings have his feature film in the festival, he also produced National Parks Project: Gros Morne, playing at the Plaza Theatre Saturday, September 26 as part of the festival. Filmed at Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, National Parks Project: Gros Morne is a hypnotic documentary… Continue reading Doc focuses on Canada’s beautiful natural parks

CIFF: Be Good

By Tristan Taylor

(The Plaza, Thu., Oct. 1 at 6:45 p.m.)Be Good is an incredibly intricate story about the perverse love of incest, starring the young heroine Eve, (Anaïs Demoustie) on a journey to reconcile her relationship with her father and with her past. Although the movie deals with incest, it is always implied rather than dealt with… Continue reading CIFF: Be Good

CIFF: Unmistaken Child

By Richard Lam

(Eau Claire, Sat., Sept. 26 at 12:00 p.m.) According to Buddhist teachings, all Tibetan masters — known as Lamas — are reincarnated to guide their followers toward enlightenment. For 700 years, Tibetans have sought their reincarnated masters. Unmistaken Child spans four years, charting the search for the reincarnation of Geshe Lama Konchog, who died in… Continue reading CIFF: Unmistaken Child

Weighing in on the Calgary International Film Festival

By Film Fest Team 5000

CIFF is still in full swing and the Gauntlet is here to give you the down-low on the what the festival has to offer with more reviews! The Seven Deadly Sins A vast array of characters introduces us to the perilous indiscretions such as envy, with the exploits of a director whose career fails before… Continue reading Weighing in on the Calgary International Film Festival

Captured motion

By Intrepid Girl Reporters

With the Calgary International Film Festival soon upon us, some of the Gauntlet’s intrepid girl reporters went searching for some of the festival’s best films. Here are some of their thoughts.Max Minsky and Me Nelly Sue Edelmeister’s name is practically bigger than she is. The skinny, awkward 13-year-old girl, blessed with brains, but somewhat lacking… Continue reading Captured motion