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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.
Sep 8th, 2015
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
Sep 3rd, 2015
Late August fare: two smart films, two Canadian, a bit of imperialism and a lot of dancing
'The End of the Tour' and 'Mistress America' lead the pack but a 'Backcountry' horror and some B.C. mountain men aren’t far behind.
Aug 27th, 2015
'Man from UNCLE', rappers' 'Outta Compton' and sexy stuff in a 'Teenage Girl’ diary
Also a quick history of Women’s Lib, a wannabe screwball comedy and uplifting homilies beautifully animated
Aug 13th, 2015
Rockin’ Meryl Streep, creepy 'Gift', the Vancouver birth of Greenpeace and brilliant 'Shaun the Sheep'
There’s also deadpan humour from Norway in "1001 Grams" and a mystery dud, "Dark Places", undone by too much plot.
Aug 6th, 2015
Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Vacation, and a historic debate
Reviews of the latest Mission Impossible, Vacation, Best of Enemies, Tangerine, Madame Bovary and Eden
Jul 30th, 2015
New angst from Woody Allen, boxing by Jake Gyllenhaal and killer stories in 'The Look of Silence'
... And much more, including a film all in sign language, a Scottish musical, a Chinese re-made rom-com, and the attack of killer arcade games from outer space.
Jul 24th, 2015
Reviews of Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes and Trainwreck plus four international films
Also Suite Francaise from France, About Elly from Iran, Jimmy’s Hall from Ireland and Strangerland from Australia with Nicole Kidman
Jul 17th, 2015
'Minions', 'Amy' and a Billy Connolly comedy lead a big slate of new films
Also a Ryan Reynolds thriller, A Samuel L. Jackson action film, 11-year-olds reflecting on life and a son and his parents partying at Burning Man.
Jul 9th, 2015
Two big Hollywood sequels and a batch of worthy indies
Reviews of 'Terminator Genisys', 'Magic Mike XXL', 'Infinitely Polar Bear', 'The Overnight', 'The Wolfpack' and 'Martin’s Pink Pickle.'
Jul 2nd, 2015