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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 9th, 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 5th, 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 3rd, 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 22nd, 2017
Jennifer Lawrence in mother!, Dylan O’Brien in American Assassin and Catherine Deneuve with The Midwife
Also what rodents can tell us about society in Rat Film
Sep 14th, 2017
A new and creepy It, perky Reese in Home Again and a contrary view of those volatile Paris suburbs
Also a fun trip with an elephant named Pop-Aye and bizarre doings in the Canadian film Blood Honey
Sep 7th, 2017
News and notes from the VIFF look-ahead press conference
Wonderstruck, from a YA novel, is the VIFF closing film this year.
Sep 6th, 2017