Tag Archives: Film

Spring Inspirations

For the mind, body and spirit, I share with you five sources of inspiration that I have discovered/rediscovered recently: 1. Compassion and commerce – Karen Armstrong – how business leaders can create and empower a culture of understanding, despite differences, that not only supports their own livelihood, but can uphold the dominoes that make up […]

Embracing Life and Love For Beginners

Does the Oscar buzz finally have you curious about less mainstream films? It’s not a Hollywood blockbuster after all and it’s not a big budget film, but the writing and casting is superb. Follow Mike Mills as he unravels this beautifully crafted story that is based on his own true tale. Oliver,played by Ewan McGregor, […]

Bright Star: An Epic Romance

Every holiday season I like to kick back and enjoy a few good movies, either new blockbuster hits or recent foreign films. To catch up, I selected Bright Star, a British film directed by New Zealand native Jane Campion. Selected for the Festival De Cannes and the Toronto Film Festival, it didn’t disappoint. An appropriate […]

Echoes of the Rainbow Q & A with Director Alex Law

Directors and producers of the films presented at the Vancouver International Film Festival were on hand at the screenings to share behind the scenes tidbits about their labors of love. Hong Kong Director, Alex Law, was no exception. Here’s what he had to say about the making of his Oscar nominated film: Q: What inspired […]

Echoes of the Rainbow: Wit and Sorrow in the 60’s

Set in 1960’s colonial Hong Kong, Director, Alex Law, tells a semi-autobiographical tale through the eyes of the Eight year-old character, Jin-Er, nicknamed “Big Ears.” His father is a cobbler and together the family live and work out of their shop. A curious little boy, Big Ears enjoys stealing things from his neighbours and is […]

Fine Cinema – Io sono l’amore – I Am Love

I marveled Luca Guadagnino’s direction of this beautiful piece. It truly was a feast of symbolism for the mind and cinematic candy for the eyes. Amidst the pans of the camera, through dream like sequences, wonderfully lit backdrops and intentionally dark ominous scenes, the viewer becomes a witness to the Rechhi family’s story. As the […]