The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on July 22, 1994 · 29
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The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 29

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ENTERTAINMENT C5 The Vancouver Sun, Friday, July 22, 1994 REVIEW Go Fish swims the distance with new take on Sapphic love KATHERINE MONK Sun Movie Critic BUILDING on the meagre tradition of Desert Hearts and Claire of the Moon comes Rose Troche's Go Fish, the third worthy instalment in the budding genre of the lesbian love drama But while Go Fish's brave predecessors tended to feel like straight love stories hijacked by female hormones Goodbye Girl plural Troche's grainy and goofy picture explores a completely different perspective: that of a community. The five central women in Go Fish are not gorgeous femme fatales that constantly look as though they are struggling with the subject matter, nor are they left helplessly on the heath with their desire. Max, Ely, Daria, Evy and Kia are a youthful sisterhood who dont really seem to care what the heterosex- REVIEW A NEW LURE: Guinevere Turner as Max and V.S. Brodie as Ely ual world thinks about them in The gals operate in their own lit-fact, the straight world is barely rep- tie cosmos. It may be small, but it's resented at all in the film. supportive, honest and friendly Bugs brings back memories of mother PETER BIRNIE Sun Movie Critic SONGS MY mother taught me range from The Letter Edged in Black to The North Atlantic Squadron, but they can't hold a candle to the tunes I learned from Warner Bros, cartoons. Later in life, the shtick dished out by buddy Bob and his brother Al was instructive, but nothing like the banter between Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck when they washed up in some nowhere 'burg like Cuca-munga. What's up with all this nostalgia? That Oscar-winning wabbit is back at the Ridge in a new program of old cartoons, and thanks to some fast work by Warners, even synchronization trouble in the classic What's Opera, Doc? has been remedied so that all cartoons show loving restoration. In six-minute bursts of bright color and song, the old days of adversarial animation come rushing back: Bugs vs. Yosemite Sam, Bugs vs. Daffy, Bugs vs. Elmer Fudd, Bugs vs. the Tasmanian Devil. And not to forget the supporting D BUGS BUNNY FILM FESTIVAL Starring that award-winning rabbit and friends. Ridge, until July 31 cast: the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote in their 1955 debut, Ready, Set, Zoom, and Sylvester trying to swallow Tweetie in 1959's Tweet and Lovely. The 1956 classic One Froggy Evening, featuring a frog that's selective in its singing, is a little gem with a Twilight Zone twist to it. In 1950, Bugs and a penguin in 8 Ball Bunny are joined by Humphrey Bogart as Fred C. Dobbs in tribute to what was then the recently released Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Much of our appreciation for these daffy little things lies in their rich trove of such trivia, and to Warner Bros.' credit the studio is again doing it with the movie-mad afternoon animation of Animaniacs. But the glory days of big-screen display for the work of Fritz Freleng, Robert McKimson and Chuck Jones died with the dwindling interest in movies, so by 1962 the Pepe Le Pew H GO FISH Starring V.S. Brodie, Guinevere Turner, T. Wendy McMillan. Directed by Rose Troche. Varsity Theatre. -kick'k sometimes, perhaps, just a little too friendly. And that's essentially the core of this dyke answer to Slacker and She's Gotta Have It. Max (Guinevere Turner) is a cute, twentysomething wannabe writer who's got no one to love. And after 10 months of sleeping with her pillow, Max wants to meet Ms. Right. Well, Max's mating call is taken as a challenge by her friends Kia and Evy, who figure lonesome Ely might be just the ticket But the minute Max lays eyes on the lanky, incredibly goofy-looking Ely, she stifles a gag reflex and simply says "U.G.L.Y. We're here toheln... C I r. $3.49mh. 18 yr. Canada's Finest i hip nruAinrr KTI nil no alibi ugly." They do seem like a bad pair: Ely has long, braided hair and an endless supply of decaf herb teas. Max weats a ball cap and falls on the funkier side of the equation. But Kia, Evy and Daria are adamant about the ensemble and continue launching cupid's arrows at the fated pair. The result is an inconsistent mix of slick wit, hilarious scenarios and some painfully lame acting. Considering the zero-budget, however, a lot of the film's rough edges must be forgiven because Troche is in the right frame of mind: she clearly wants to push the film as far as she can, filmically as well as politically She doesn't always reach her goals, but some of the attempts are brilliant and the message comes through loud and clear: they're here, they're queer and they like making movies. f24 I w A 1 CANADIAN TEIE-PSYCHIC Inc tm mm "Pure Fun! A Great Escape from The Summer Doldrums!" - Hjrry Ztlan.rHA.NNH AMUtlt A MTUiffik "'North' Goes in The Right Direction, rob Reiner Takes On The Challenge Of The Family fun Film And Gives it New Meaning." - Bb Puluntky. SAN ANTONIO FXPKKHS NtU S "Elijah Wood is Today's most Talented Young Star." - Gtorgt Pi-imacchio, kMB TV SAN DlfcGO "Bruce Willis Has Been Holding Back On Us. he is hilarious As North's flippant Narrator In A Pink Bunny suit.'' - larry Rail iff, NBC NEWSCIIANNEL BUNNYMAN: echoes of the past offering of Louvre Come Back to Me featured chintzy,washed-out drawings that, well, stink. Ah well, we'll always have Mutiny on the Bunny and this snappy rejoinder: "I'm captain, and I say you're captain, captain!" "A Fairy Tale for The Entire family." - Tom Brow n. KDNL TV FOX ST. UK IS available TicketMaster ! 280-1394 "Be Prepared To Be Blown Out Of Your Seat." Colin Maclean, CBC NEWSWORLD "True Adventure. True Adrenaline. True Non-Stop Action..' 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