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Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Three films of big journeys: to the moon, to a seedy motel and to personal empowerment
Also visualizing human damage to the earth, meeting an uncommon pop star and learning about a Canadian’s unusual success story
Oct 11th, 2018
VIFF picks: Fun with the Italian Mafia, tension with Ben the addict and what’s with this piece by Banksy?
Also some rule-breaking flamenco and two war stories from the Balkans, one by a Vancouverite.
Oct 9th, 2018
VIFF picks to start a new week, from Italy, Poland and, an unsettling one, from right here
Also a comedy with bite from the Czech Republic and a not so good hostage drama with opera singing inserted
Oct 8th, 2018
A Star is Born, a triumph, The Sisters Brothers, Canadian-American, and new VIFF picks like The Happy Prince
Also Marvel’s newest and VIFF’s looking back at the disco and jazz eras, thinking about democracy and watching youth in two countries get into trouble
Oct 5th, 2018
More VIFF recommendations: a Haida tale, sailing with refugees and a cheeky Bible story
Also an edifying rural tale by a master Iranian filmmaker
Oct 3rd, 2018
VIFF picks: New work from Patricia Rozema, a cinematic ode to our mountains and some very funny Animal Behaviour
Also science whiz kids, a kid tragedy in a Welsh summer, a Palestinian girl with ambitions and refugees on the move
Oct 1st, 2018
Yeti meets Smallfoot, and from VIFF, Transit and Colette, both excellent
Plus other VIFF picks: Kingsway, very local, Firecrackers, Parallel’s time shifting, constant dancing at Le Grand Bal and Maria Callas, as she saw herself
Sep 28th, 2018
Seven films to see in VIFF's first few days
Viewers can check out six good documentaries and one shocking holiday tale.
Sep 26th, 2018
Michael Moore's hope in the Trump era; The Wife’s marriage seems happy and Life Itself can bring tears
There’s also a muddled children’s film about a house haunted by a clock and a teen film about girls who fight back
Sep 20th, 2018
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor and bad blood Under the Tree
Also Nicolas Cage really flips out over Mandy and The Cakemaker romances his lover’s widow
Sep 13th, 2018