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Genre: Crime

The Irishman

The Irishman

Martin Scorsese‘s epic saga of organized crime in postwar America, stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa… Continue Reading

Dolemite (1975)

Dolemite (1975)

A lasting testament to both rap pioneer / nightclub comic par excellence Rudy Ray Moore and the sun-bleached, smog-covered vistas of ‘70s L.A., DOLEMITE remains one of blaxploitation’s greatest achievements. When Rudy first took his Chitlin’ Circuit act to the silver screen, few outside black neighborhoods noticed at first — but DOLEMITE was a box… Continue Reading

First Love (Final Screening!)

First Love (Final Screening!)

Are you ready for prolific Japanese auteur Takashi Miike‘s latest, FIRST LOVE? This film is Miike (the mastermind behind AUDITION, ICHI THE KILLER, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL, and about 100 other titles) at his most fun and anarchic, a noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl,… Continue Reading

VIFF: The Death of Dick Long

VIFF: The Death of Dick Long

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model. Annually, VIFF presents over 320 films and events, plays host to approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe… Continue Reading

VIFF: Deerskin

VIFF: Deerskin

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for The Vancouver International Film Festival VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model. Annually, VIFF presents over 320 films and events, plays host to approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe… Continue Reading

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Presents: El Angel

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Presents: El Angel

Loosely based on the true story of one of Argentina’s most infamous criminals, El Ángel re-imagines the origins of Carlos Robledo Puch, the baby-faced teenager nicknamed the “Angel of Death” whose murder spree dominated national headlines in Argentina during the early 1970s. What begins as a series of petty thefts when Carlitos is a boy… Continue Reading

Speed

Speed

“There’s a bomb on the bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles per hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, the bus blows up. Whaddya do, Jack?” SPEED is one of the more definitive action films of the 90’s – and perfect for including in the Rio Theatre‘s summer series of classics… Continue Reading

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

In a role that seems totally tailored to him, a pitch-perfect Keanu Reeves (never been better, seriously!) returns to the role of retired hitman John Wick, in this third film in the hit action franchise. After gunning down a member of the High Table — the shadowy international assassin’s guild — legendary hit man John… Continue Reading

Dogman

Dogman

In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the… Continue Reading

Police Story 2

Police Story 2

Jackie Chan followed up the massive success of POLICE STORY with an even bigger box-office hit. Having been demoted to a lowly traffic cop for his, ahem, unorthodox policing methods, Chan’s go-it-alone officer Ka-Kui quits the force in protest. But it isn’t long before he’s back in action, racing the clock to stop a band… Continue Reading