Kabul love-bomb; an improvised explosive

Arts Club launches season with "A Thousand Splendid Suns"
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ꆛꐕ⚤❦☠ꉕ!?! @giselle: O, frabjous!

Beamish ballet decants old (psychadelically spiked) wine into new (digital) bottles

VIFF announces the opener, closer and a very promising schedule for this year’s festival

A scene from Parasite, the Cannes winner that will be also screen at VIFF

... from the Jaws of Victory

Bard's Coriolanus: fem battle swag, heavy leather & vid-game Bang-Bangery

Brittany vs her image, Mexican kids vs the drug cartels and the history of Fiddler on the Roof

Also the danger in some everyday products you use and another Canadian comedy with excitable Italians

@giselle: through a phone, darkly

Joshua Beamish to world-premiere cyberpunk reimagining of classic ballet @ Van Playhouse

Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and a local boy who shines in a mediocre movie

Also: documentaries about Toni Morrison and the power of water and an action thriller with Gerard Butler

Handel, Strozzi & Purcell's Italian muses

EMV hits yet more high notes at BachFest

Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is musically Blinded by the Light and a stunning history is uncovered

And in other films: Octavia Spencer accuses, Cate Blanchett breaks down, Julianne Moore manipulates, Leslie Jones faces the Angry Birds and four teen girls attract sharks

Women mobsters in The Kitchen, country ways in Honeyland and TV journalism as Mike Wallace did it

Also: stardom as David Crosby endured it, a dystopian tale and a wise dog yarn, both filmed in Vancouver, and two more that I haven’t seen

EMV's "original instrument" vocals

Bach Fest raises Christ Church rafters with18th and 19th century sacred chorales