Jean-Marc Vallée

Demolition

In the opening scene of Demolition, we are witness to a young white married couple having a relatively benign commute to work in New York City. The topic of a broken refrigerator represents unspoken tension between the man and wife, but before even that comes to a boil, the car is struck in a horrific …

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Wild

Told in flashbacks and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club), Wild tells the true story of Strayed’s 1995 solo trek along 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. An inexperienced hiker whose life is in a drug-fuelled spiral after the death of her beloved mother (Laura Dern) and subsequent divorce from her husband (The …

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C.R.A.Z.Y.

C.R.A.Z.Y.

A huge hit in Canada, C.R.A.Z.Y. basically swept the Genie Awards, winning almost a dozen awards, including Best Motion Picture. On the surface, you could classify it as a coming-of-age movie, or a gay-coming-of-age movie, or a father-son drama, or a family drama, or even a wacky 70s flashback comedy. While watching the film, you …

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