Tag: jacqueline Valencia

On Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

by Jacqueline Valencia  I’ve been sitting on this post for a while. I was so deeply impressed when I saw The Wicker Man  (which needs its own Freudian/Jungian analysis somewhere, especially for this scene: https://vimeo.com/87336570) that I had to watch all the folk horror that I could find. This isn’t an

Impressions of Éric Rohmer: On TI

  by Jacqueline Valencia As part of our coverage of TIFF’s “first retrospective in 20 years dedicated to the French New Wave master, whose films find the elusive nexus of sparkling wit, philosophical profundity, and erotic obsession.” You can find more info here (programmer’s essay): http://tiff.net/summer2016-cinematheque/dangerous-liaisons-the-films-of-eric-rohmer And full schedule here: http://tiff.net/summer2016-cinematheque/dangerous-liaisons-the-films-of-eric-rohmer **********

On John Milius’ Conan The Barbarian (1982)

On June 21, 2016, The Royal Cinema will be screening Conan The Barbarian, my favourite film of all time, on the big screen at 8pm (with an awesome pre-show beforehand). Come join me as I cry and see it for the first time the way it was meant to be

On Eiichi Yamamoto’s Belladonna Of Sadness (1973)

The Royal will be presenting the film in its 4K restoration glory for its first ever North American release on Friday, May 20th to June 2nd. Click here for showtimes. **Although there are spoilers here, they are meant to add an interpretation for relatability in the present.**  “The process by

On Lesley Chilcott’s CodeGirl (2015)

by Jacqueline Valencia As part of our coverage of TIFF Kids, Toronto’s annual international film festival for kids at The Toronto Film Festival Bell Lightbox (April 8-24). For more information: http://tiff.net/festivals/tiffkids16   A large percentage of software developers are men.  Studies like this focus on the “inclusion” of women in computer development.

On Abbas Kiarostami’s Close-Up (1990)

Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Close-Up (Nema-ye nazdik) introduced by Kaveh Askari dir. Abbas Kiarostami | Iran | 1990 | 100 min. | PG | 35mm A favourite of such filmmakers as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Jean-Luc Godard and Werner Herzog, Kiarostami’s brilliant hybrid film is an intricate meditation

Angel Wings and Texan Martyrs: On Wim Wenders

by Jacqueline Valencia Note: This is part of These Girls On Film’s coverage of TIFF Bell Lightbox’s On the Road: The Films of Wim Wenders Wings of Desire will be playing at TIFF Bell Lightbox on March 5th I say it often and I say it loudly, it is a horrible

On Peter Handke’s The Left-Handed Woman (1978) an analysis

  by Jacqueline Valencia Note: This is part of our coverage of  TIFF Bell Lightbox’s On the Road: The Films of Wim Wenders  This essential retrospective devoted to one of the giants of the New German Cinema features new digital restorations of Wenders’ essential early works. Jan. 28 – March 6,

On the power of nostalgic blockbuster fandom

by Jacqueline Valencia (I mention Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it is only a mention. There are no spoilers here. I have an analysis brewing for The Force Awakens, but I will wait after all the reviews and the theatre madness abates. Such a great film, that it deserves

On Netflix’s Jessica Jones (television)

  by Jacqueline Valencia Rambly post is rambly because of wine, but take it as you will. There are small spoilers here, so you have been warned. I highly recommend watching the show. This post is written having watched season one episode 1-6.   ******************************* It’s not so much about

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