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45 Years, my new favourite at VIFF, films about militant Muslims, Syrian refugees and three more

Three films look way back: Adama to World War I, Assassin to ancient China and The Royal Tailor to historic Korea

The Walk, Sicario and Coming Home and more VIFF picks

Reviews of The Walk, Sicario, Coming Home and at VIFF: Dheepan, Eadweard and Ellen Page’s latest

Stellar VIFF picks: Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

Steve Fonyo’s Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi drive and two more films

Room, Haida Gwaii among top picks for VIFF this week

Room is a gem, Haida Gwaii a paradise, Remember a well-acted implausibility and Amina Profile recalls an international deception

A feisty Grandma, a sweet Intern, a chess war and new picks at VIFF

Plus high profile Canadian films Hyena Road and Beeba Boys outdone by a small summer tale

My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon

Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy

Johnny Depp gets evil in Black Mass, climbers perish on Everest and A Hard Day is great fun

An Asian man from Reno, another dystopian future for teens and a couple of faith-based films fill out the schedule

M. Night’s unremarkable Visit, Marlon Brando’s own story and shaky justice in an Indian Court

It’s a slow week at the movies but it’s brought two very good ones: Court and Listen to Me Marlon

Syrian refugee crisis, Surrey gangs and Haida Gwaii tragedy among powerful topics covered by VIFF films

As blockbuster movies dominate the theatres, VIFF showcases ambitious, engaging and challenging films from around the world.

Robert Redford takes a walk, Steve Jobs pushes his gadgets and a new Transporter runs the road

And of special note: Latin America is featured in both a festival and some vigilante action
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