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Your numerology cycles September 16–30
Black paint on a blackboard
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor...
Lounge lizards' lair; new life for old den
Marion Bridge; pro-Life menage à trois
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories...
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high...
Your numerology cycles September 1–15
Reviews of Juliet, Naked (stars and fans), Searching (...
Squamish Nation celebrates court victory and urges Trudeau...
Heartrending welfare stories in I, Daniel Blake and reviews of five other films at VIFF
They include films on the arms industry, an infamous piece of TV history and fictions about a gay birdwatcher, a hockey tough guy and teen lovers on the run
Oct 5th, 2016
Issue films at VIFF: the harm that blue jeans do, a woman fights a developer and Tony Blair cashes in
Also the future of energy and a tragic drama from India based on a Chekhov story
Oct 3rd, 2016
BP gets off too easy in Deepwater Horizon and BC looks gorgeous in Koneline, one of my VIFF picks
Also Tim Burton’s new one, a winner from Africa, a low-class comedy from the US and more film fest recommendations
Sep 30th, 2016
Denzel and The Magnificent 7, great fun with Storks and Antonio’s science scrap in Altamira
Also a disappointing revenge quest by Kate Winslet as The Dressmaker
Sep 23rd, 2016
Snowden’s entire story, Bridget Jones’s latest chapter and The Beatles’ tales of touring
Also the Blair Witch, as filmed in our own woods, and two Buddhist films from China
Sep 15th, 2016
Tom Hanks as a hero pilot, Robinson Crusoe mangled in animation and Hieronimus Bosch’s fantastic art up close
Also a scholarly-scandalous hybrid at The Academy of the Muses
Sep 8th, 2016
VIFF will open with Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins in Nova Scotia
And end with Terrence Malick contemplating the universe
Sep 7th, 2016
Michael and Alicia bring tears; Natalie Portman laments Israel’s history and a big French star gets small
Also an eerie war movie, redemption in Quebec and a mystery thriller filmed in Vancouver
Sep 1st, 2016
Home invasion blunders, a singer battling cancer and a Latin American film festival
Also a football player’s ALS fight and a chilly but amusing Scandinavian revenge plot
Aug 26th, 2016
Ben-Hur re-made again, a modernized western and one of the best animated films of the year
Also: women and Wall Street in Equity, a moving drama of Little Men growing up and two Canadian films with broken families
Aug 19th, 2016