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The Masquerade

The Masquerade

Why the hell not?   Ski movies have used every other production element available to enhance their end product. Producers use helicopters, helmet cams, cranes, drones, heck they even use... Read On

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Days Of My Youth

Days Of My Youth

It’s been two years since Matchstick has released a full-length ski movie. Last year’s offering, the excellent documentary on the life of Shane McConkey, took Matchstick off their annual... Read On

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Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes cast)
Into The Mind

Into The Mind

A stellar piece of film-making?  Yes. A stellar ski movie?  No. Allow me to begin with a comment regarding expectations.  If you’re looking for an eye-popping extravaganza of tricky... Read On

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Rating: 3.4/5 (5 votes cast)
Superheroes of Stoke

Superheroes of Stoke

I get emails from readers who comment that I’m too generous with my praise for filmmakers whom the reader feels simply rehash what was done in the previous year’s... Read On

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Rating: 4.0/5 (2 votes cast)
Seven Sunny Days

Seven Sunny Days

This review was written in 2012, 5 years after Seven Sunny Days was released, so I have the benefit of the perspective that the passage of time provides. 7SD... Read On

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Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
Attack of La Nina

Attack of La Nina

Matchstick’s ski movies are a big deal.  The have big budgets that allow them to do big things like rent loads of helicopters and fly to out of the... Read On

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Rating: 3.8/5 (10 votes cast)
All.I.Can

All.I.Can

The Sherpas have been winding up ski movie heads since November 2010 when they dropped a trailer for their next big project that had some jaw-dropping time-lapse cinematography.  “This... Read On

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Rating: 4.0/5 (96 votes cast)
Side By Side

Side By Side

In previous movies like “Eyes Wide Open” and “Get Lucky”, director Filip Christensen’s visual style, his edits and his choice in soundtracks has always added up to stellar film-making.... Read On

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The Way I See It

The Way I See It

If technology like fatter skis has changed the sport of skiing, then I think we can agree that technology like phatter cameras is changing the art of ski movies.... Read On

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Rating: 3.3/5 (10 votes cast)
In Deep

In Deep

Without a doubt, one of the best ski films of 2009, kicking off with the blistering sequence that won Canada’s Sean Pettit the prize for Best Male Performance in... Read On

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Rating: 3.2/5 (3 votes cast)