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Your numerology cycles July 16–31
Candid scenes with Leonard Cohen and his muse, housing...
Holy Dips at Vancouver Sangam
Sahibs & subalterns; Raj "Ends Well?"
More action from Spider-Man, a pagan cult in Midsommar and...
Your numerology cycles July 1–15
Deeeeep detritus => haute couture
Beatles tunes and fantasy in Yesterday, a mesmerizing...
All-you-can-eat hors d'oeuvres @ Bard
Conflicting toy movies and two films to mark National...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories of the swinging 60s
Also: a tulips and Mafia fantasy in Italy and the troubling lives of three skateboarders
Sep 6th, 2018
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high profile line-up
Both The Hummingbird Project and The Front Runner have Canadian connections
Sep 5th, 2018
Reviews of Juliet, Naked (stars and fans), Searching (stories via computer) and Generation Wealth (examining excess)
Also: a Buddhist tale of reincarnation, watching a chaotic childhood and gagging with the horrors of war
Aug 31st, 2018
Reviews: The Bookshop, classy, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, gay conversion slammed, and 1945, post-war ill will
Also: Support the Girls, in the serving staff, Papillon, in and out of an infamous prison, Breath, grow up and surf, The Happytime Murders, of puppets, and Little Italy, love and rival pizzas
Aug 24th, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians, family pressure, Alpha, life pre-history, Wall, the Middle-East divide
Also: sky watching and wondering in Cielo; sympathy for Nico and violence and Mark Wahlberg at Mile 22
Aug 17th, 2018
Spike Lee takes on the KKK, McQueen reveals a fashion rebel and Summer 1993 offers a rare look at childhood
Also: a woman’s self-discovery in Puzzle, canine antics in Dog Days, creepy chills in The Crescent , and two other films explained but not reviewed
Aug 10th, 2018
A new tale of Winnie the Pooh, a spy comedy in need of laughs and Scotty’s sordid tales of old Hollywood
Also how Elvis reflects America and what a Surrey filmmaker reveals about China
Aug 2nd, 2018
Impossible Tom Cruise stunts, teen life in Eighth Grade and real journalism in Shock & Awe
Plus class and race issues in Blindspotting, three good ones at the VanCity, and, for the kids, Teen Titans playing around with the movies
Jul 27th, 2018
Big sequels to Mamma Mia and The Equalizer plus Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant’s return with Don’t Worry …
More? How about Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein, Arrhythmia, the real Russia, Prodigals, a BC look eastward, and memories of horror with The Accountant of Auschwitz
Jul 20th, 2018
The Rock to the rescue again, brothers separated at birth and Whitney Houston’s wild life
Also Drac and family go on vacation, Mexican migrants make the best of it in New York, a telemarketer learns power selling, a teen fights depression and one man’s ideas to change soccer
Jul 13th, 2018