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GREAT PERFORMANCES: VAL KILMER IN THE DOORS (1991)

By Marie-Renee Goulet I can’t imagine a more daunting task for an actor than to portray someone as well known as Jim Morrison. He is surrounded by myths he created himself; he lied about his life before joining The Doors declaring his parents dead (they weren’t) and two siblings nonexistent. Morrison acted a lot and…

2020 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WRAPS

By Marie-Renee Goulet The festival stopped rolling this past Sunday. We’ll now have to wait another year for the next tales of distant journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and remarkable achievements, told by adventurers, photographers, authors, and filmmakers from around the world. Here are this year’s competition winners. I watched films on this list and did not write…

REVIEW: THE CULL – SCOTLAND’S DEER DILEMMA

By Marie-Renee Goulet BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL World Premiere **Awarded Best Film – Mountain Environment & Natural History  58 minutes, United Kingdom – Mountain Environment & Natural History I had the chance to visit Scotland a few years ago. I remember making the following comment to a friend: “The Highlands are so beautiful that it…

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: RADICAL REELS – PARTS 1 AND 2

By Marie-Renee Goulet 2 hours, 26 minutes – 8 Mixed Films – Mountain Sports For 20 years, these have been some of my favourites. I remember going to the festival for the first time not fully grasping that it was about celebrating Mountain life and/or alternative lifestyles. Like most of us, I came from a…