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Genre: Thriller

Cinderella the Cat

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   The cinderella here, Mia, has been mute since the death of her inventor and shipping-magnate father, Vittorio (Mariano Rigillo). He had great plans to… Continue Reading

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

If they hear you, they hunt you. John Krasinski (best known as Jim on TV’s THE OFFICE) does triple duty here, as co-writer, director and actor of one of 2018’s breakout sleeper hits, the white-knuckle thriller A QUIET PLACE. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Krasinski and co-star Emily Blunt (who are married in real life)… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Green Lantern (2011)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Green Lantern (2011)

The Gentlemen Hecklers return to the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, June 13 with that other Ryan Reynolds superhero comic book movie – one he proooobably wants the world to forget and one that we just can NOT seem to quit… THE GREEN LANTERN. (I mean, if ever there was a time to revisit THE GREEN… Continue Reading

Game Night

Game Night

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game–right? But as the six… Continue Reading

The Endless

The Endless

Longtime collaborators Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (RESOLUTION, SPRING) do the heavy lifting – as writer (Benson), cinematographer (Moorhead) co-directors, and stars – in their latest foray into Lovecraftian indie sci-fi, THE ENDLESS. Appropriately, they take the leads as two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult… Continue Reading

Revenge

Revenge

Jen (fearlessly embodied by Matilda Lutz, RINGS) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly–and viciously–intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants,… Continue Reading

Lowlife

Lowlife

What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and a recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los… Continue Reading

Delinquent (Vancouver Premiere!)

Delinquent (Vancouver Premiere!)

Join us at the Rio Theatre – and toast National Canadian Film Day (April 18) – with the Vancouver Premiere of director David Strasser’s, DELINQUENT, the first feature-length film to be shot on British Columbia’s Salt Spring Island. DELINQUENT tells the inspirational story of a rebellious teenager on a downward spiral. Jakob Levin is sentenced… Continue Reading

Paprika

Paprika

Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name “Paprika,” is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people’s minds. When a prototype is… Continue Reading

Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds

Writer-director Cory Finley‘s tight (and tart) debut feature is a deliciously wicked tale of female friendship gone thrillingly awry – think HEATHERS meets AMERICAN PSYCHO, by way of Whit Stillman. THOROUGHBREDS benefits greatly from strong performances by its stellar young cast – including Anya Taylor-Joy (THE WITCH, SPLIT), Olivia Cooke (READY PLAYER ONE, ME AND… Continue Reading