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Films to see at VIFF on Days 6 & 7: Wednesday and Thursday
A shocking miscarriage of justice is exposed in Give Up Tomorrow, possibly the strongest film this year at VIFF.
Oct 4th, 2011
Films to see at VIFF on Days 5 & 6: Monday and Tuesday
Once again, coincidentally, documentaries take more recommendations than fiction these next two days. You can find Donald Trump, Wiebo Ludwig, a battered woman and some African street musicians....
Oct 3rd, 2011
50/50, Restless, Breakaway and VIFF picks for Days 3 and 4
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen find the lighter side of cancer in 50/50
Sep 30th, 2011
Films to see at VIFF on Days 1 & 2
Isabelle Huppert plays a mom who exploits her daughter in the French film My Little Princess.
Sep 28th, 2011
Moneyball, Abduction, Dolphin Tale, Killer Elite, Higher Ground and two documentaries at the Denman Theatre
Brad Pitt plays a baseball boss with big ideas and few resources in Moneyball. (read more)
Sep 23rd, 2011
Drive, The Guard, Lion King 3-D, I Don’t Know How She Does It and a VIFF update
Ryan Gosling doesn’t say a great deal but communicates a lot in Drive. To find out what, read more.
Sep 16th, 2011
Contagion, Warrior, Gainsbourg, The Interrupters vs. gang violence and a restored masterpiece
In Contagion, Kate Winslet tries to get a viral epidemic taken seriously before it spreads worldwide.
Sep 9th, 2011
Hope and concern at VIFF: the film festival announces its 30th season
Circumstance, set in Iran and soon to play at VIFF, co-stars a young Port Moody woman. For more on that and other glimpses ahead to this year's festival, read more.
Sep 7th, 2011
The Debt, Blank City, Beauty Day, Crazy, Stupid Love (again) and three unpreviewed new ones
Helen Mirren tries to correct an old mistake in the thriller with a Holocaust theme, The Debt. (Read more)
Sep 2nd, 2011
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Sarah’s Key, Vincere, Cosmonaut and Our Idiot Brother
Guy Pearce and his flashlight stalk the creatures his daughter stirred up in the basement in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. (read more)
Aug 26th, 2011