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Genre: Thriller

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon

The robbery should have taken ten minutes. Eight hours later, it was the hottest thing on live TV. And it’s all true. Based on the true story of a 1972 Brooklyn bank robbery that went awry, Sidney Lumet‘s Oscar-winning drama chronicles a truly unique New York City story that takes place on one hot, summer… Continue Reading

Train to Busan 2: Peninsula

Train to Busan 2: Peninsula

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in TRAIN TO BUSAN, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us PENINSULA, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives:… Continue Reading

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

“The stuff that dreams are made of.” Though he was already well established as one of Hollywood’s top screenwriters of the era, John Huston successfully pivoted to the director’s chair with his debut feature THE MALTESE FALCON, the genre-defining 1941 “film noir” which he adapted from Dashiell Hammett‘s 1930 novel of the same name. The… Continue Reading

Godzilla (1954)

Godzilla (1954)

Director Ishirō Honda‘s original 1954 Kaiju classic GODZILLA (a.k.a. “Gojira”) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an… Continue Reading

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

In 2007, the Coen Brothers (aka Joel and Ethan) took home a veritable booty of Oscar gold for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, an adaptation that had them spinning Cormac McCarthy’s grim, darkly funny novel into an often unbearably tense, blood-soaked, highly cinematic modern Western. This story of a Vietnam vet who stumbles upon a… Continue Reading

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

When a wealthy industrialist is found murdered in a small Mississippi town and an African-American man is picked up at the train station with a wallet full of cash, local Police Chief Bill Gillespie immediately assumes he has caught his culprit. He’s soon embarrassed to learn that the man he has arrested is Detective Virgil… Continue Reading

Parasite

Parasite

Master Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho (THE HOST, SNOWPIERCER) brings his work home to Korea with his cinematic masterpiece PARASITE, a pitch-black modern fairytale that proved itself a complete game-changer for movie-lovers around the world in 2019. (And it’s fiiiiiiiiinally coming to the Rio!) Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the… Continue Reading

CANCELLED Contagion

CANCELLED Contagion

Dearest Friends and Rio Family: Effective immediately. we will be temporarily dimming our lights and powering down the projector. Some events are being postponed, and others canceled – we will do our best to connect with ticket-holders and advise them of future plans as soon as they are made clear to us. In the meantime,… Continue Reading

POSTPONED: VBAFF 6 Presents: Harpoon

***Please note: This show has been postponed until further notice. Ticket-holders will be contacted shortly with updated information. We thank-you for your patience and understanding at this time.     The Sixth Annual Vancouver International Badass Film Festival (VBAFF) is taking over East Vancouver March 27-29. BC Premiere! Sunday, March 29 HARPOON Doors 5:00 pm… Continue Reading