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Your numerology cycles April 16–30
Disney wildlife times two, a blast at American politics and...
Your numerology cycles April 1–15
More streaming ideas take you to Brazil, low-life China and...
Movie theatres are shut down, so what’s streaming?
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Three women lead off a long line-up of new movies in town
Pixar’s new one, Onward, new laughs from Greed and a new...
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
Ordinary Love, superb, three superior Canadian films and...
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
Sep 23rd, 2015
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
Sep 17th, 2015
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
Sep 10th, 2015
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 9th, 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 28th, 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 7th, 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