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A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
Your numerology cycles December 16–31
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a...
Cognitive dissonance on LNG as B.C. pursues climate goals
Poverty tales in The Florida Project, musings on death in Lucky and a celebration of learning in Ex Libris
Also films about big-wave surfing, fighting forest fires, creating Winnie the Pooh, querying van Gogh’s death and hunting a killer in Norway
Oct 20th, 2017
Deep Throat vs Nixon, Jackie Chan vs the IRA and Olivia Cooke super in a serial killer tale from Victorian times
Also a suspense-cum-horror movie entertains by copying Groundhog Day
Oct 12th, 2017
Borg vs McEnroe, one of two real-life male contests in today’s VIFF picks
The other shows Engels prodding Marx to get more revolutionary. Plus, ratings of two other films.
Oct 10th, 2017
Five more films worth catching at VIFF
Including an early award winner, a wildly funny party, a sad Swedish parallel to our treatment of indigenous people and the star architect who designed our latest hi-rise
Oct 8th, 2017
We’ve got a new Blade Runner, Victoria greets Abdul and My Little Pony faces new dangers
Also watch J.D. Salinger learn to write and Kate Winslet get lost in our Mountains
Oct 5th, 2017
Looking towards the weekend with a few more film picks at VIFF
Including whimsy from Agnès Varda, cynicism from Michael Haneke and a startling transgender actor
Oct 4th, 2017
Penelope Cruz sends up movie people and a bit of politics in The Queen of Spain, one of my VIFF picks
Also: Arty types get their due in The Square and Western finds today’s European colonialism
Oct 2nd, 2017
Battle of the Sexes back on the court, plus a few more VIFF picks for the weekend
There’s so much choice right now. All those film festival offerings plus Emma Stone and Steve Carell mixing it up on the tennis court, Ellen Page in a re-made near-death flick and Tom Cruise flying...
Sep 29th, 2017
What to see at the film festival: here are a few early picks
VIFF starts today. The Vancouver International Film Festival is showing over 300 films this year. Even though many of those are shorts there’s no way anybody can catch all or even most of them. Some...
Sep 28th, 2017
More dapper action in Kingsman The Golden Circle, an inspiring Stronger and a third-rate Lego movie
Also Ben Stiller feels inferior Brad’s Status and Joan Collins is back in diva form in The Time of Their Lives
Sep 21st, 2017