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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...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
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
Big stars in Tulip Fever, intimidation in The Teacher and genuine Aboriginal anger in Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Also an enterprising crack at hip hop fame by Patti Cake$
Aug 31st, 2017
A shiny new Robert Pattinson, a skewed Bruce Lee and some not-for-kids animation
Also sharing dad’s mistress, watching an inspirational teacher and learning some BC hippie history
Aug 24th, 2017
Logan Lucky, Step and Dave Made a Maze: late summer fun at the movies and a dash of uplift
Also The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which tries to be fun, Ingrid Goes West, a timely caution, and Nocturama’s musings on revolution or is it terrorism?
Aug 18th, 2017
Family dysfunction in The Glass Castle and contrasting aboriginal lives in Wind River and Rumble
Also a rare peek inside a Hasidic enclave, anguish over infidelity in New York and mild scares from a haunted doll
Aug 11th, 2017
Racist police in Detroit, Al Gore undeterred in his Inconvenient Sequel and Coogan and Brydon on the road again
Also Stephen King’s Dark Tower, classy Moka from France, fantasy with Brigsby Bear and up close with the Wiki Leaks guy in Risk
Aug 4th, 2017
Women of various types, in Atomic Blonde, Lady Macbeth and a typical film noir
Also a film series about faith and transcendence visits traditional healers in the Amazon and blares against noise pollution everywhere
Jul 27th, 2017
Spectacular scenes at Dunkirk, poignant fantasy in A Ghost Story and movie treasures found in Dawson City
Also Marion Cotillard goes sexy in her latest film and Sikh history is corrected in The Black Prince
Jul 21st, 2017