BEYOND THE EDGE

Beyond the Edge commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the conquest Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary (of New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (of Nepal). This Leanne Pooley-directed film about their treacherous journey up the mountain is interesting for its historical details, albeit lackluster in excitement and suspense. Notably missing is an answer to the question:…

GABRIELLE

Wonderful French Canadian film by writer/director Louise Archambault about a high-functioning, developmentally disabled woman (Marion-Rivard). Now 22, Gabrielle wants her loved ones to respect her need for some autonomy – including love – in her life. Serious yet upbeat, and full of gorgeous music provided by Canadian Superstar Robert Charlebois. (JLH: 4.5/5) Click HERE for…

WRINKLES

This touching and life-affirming animated film centers on friendship, resistance and life set in an elderly care facility. Goya award-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Animated Film from Spain in 2012, Wrinkles is a wonderful film that deserves the high acclaim. (JLH: 4/5) Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku. Highly recommended by both me…