Volkmar Richter covers VIFF from start to finish. Starting here.
By Volkmar Richter Bruce Willis has hair and then he doesn’t. That’s one of the oddities the new films bring us this week. There’s also the last toke for Julian, Ricky and Bubbles. (read more)
The drought has eased. Leftovers are over. The films that arrived today are truly new and at least one, maybe two or three, are very good. (Read more)
Where's Kate? Where's Carrie? Is Elijah any better at choosing his films? Or maybe you prefer an altogether different quest, by a young Buddhist. (read more)
The high-profile opening gala movie at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival is .... A Shine of Rainbows. It's said to be about "acceptance, kindness and the healing power of...
It’s like the end of a season sale. Smaller films and studio leftovers get a late summer shot at finding an audience. We just have to search through them extra carefully. (Read more)
One more hit of Woodstock? Yes, there’s a light and friendly sidebar to the big festival at the top of the list this week. After that, things get serious. (Read more)
Three versions of reality lead off the movies opening today: real facts in a documentary, biting satire and history by Tarantino. (Read more).
A Vancouver-based filmmaker this week gets a major launch onto the world stage – and beyond. Today’s lead review explains why. Plus, there’s a wide variety in the many other new films. (Read...
Food and music top the list this week. Enjoy them while you can because there’s different stuff down below. Unease, fear, world weary men and one very conflicted priest. (Read more).