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Genre: Romance

Disobedience

Disobedience

Sebastián Lelio (who took home Oscar gold earlier this year for A FANTASTIC WOMAN) does double duty as director and co-writer of DISOBEDIENCE, based on Naomi Alderman’s tragic romantic novel of the same name. The film follows New York photographer Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz) who flies to London after learning about the death of her… Continue Reading

Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit YOUR NAME with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist. Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly… Continue Reading

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, Linda Barrett and Mike Damone, respectively. The center of the film is held… Continue Reading

I Am Love

I Am Love

As part of Italian Heritage Month in Vancouver and in celebration of Italian Day on the Drive (Sunday, June 10), the Rio Theatre is highlighting select Italian titles in June. Prior to making global cinematic waves with this year’s Oscar-winning romantic drama CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, Italian director Luca Guadagnino featured the lush, endlessly… Continue Reading

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick‘s lush (if not quietly satirical) adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray‘s Victorian-era novel features a career-high performance from Ryan O’Neal as the titular protagonist in a complex story of a sensitive, intelligent, and ambitious man trapped in a society that, ultimately, has no use for him. Set in a rural Irish village in the… Continue Reading

Love, Simon

Love, Simon

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: He’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale,… Continue Reading

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

In addition to THE SHAPE OF WATER winning the highly-coveted Oscar for Best Picture, master Mexican story-teller and director Guillermo del Toro took home a lot of hardware – including the Best Director Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Golden Lion from the Venice Film Fest – for this other-worldly fairy tale, a sci-fi love letter… Continue Reading

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson (BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA) paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. PHANTOM THREAD is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis (THERE WILL BE BLOOD). Set in the glamour of 1950’s… Continue Reading

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. Nominated for four Oscars – including Best Picture and Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet, scribe James Ivory took home the little man for Best Adapted Screenplay. One of… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers with JFL Film Fest present: Twilight

The Gentlemen Hecklers with JFL Film Fest present: Twilight

Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival presents: The Gentlemen Hecklers at The Rio Theatre Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Doors 9pm/ Show 9:30pm.  Tickets $12/ $14 at the door Tickets are on-sale now by clicking HERE!  +19 only for admission. No Passes or Groupons accepted for this show, sorry.  _ Come see folks who wrote jokes… Continue Reading