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King of Hearts trumps all jacks
More hacking exploits by Lisbeth Salander, gay aversion...
Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of...
War on Xmas: Ralphie gets a gun
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Your numerology cycles November 1–14
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Thor lightens up; Wonderstruck offers a time-spanning fantasy; Una is timely about sex abuse
Also harsh payback in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, nuns in training in Novitiate and more wild antics in A Bad Moms Christmas
Nov 2nd, 2017
Matt Damon as a suburbanite; Andrew Garfield as a polio victim and Ai Weiwei tracking the refugee crisis
Bit of a break this week; only a few new movies have arrived and two weren’t available for review. You can think ahead to next week when a whole batch arrives plus both the Jewish and the Asian Film...
Oct 26th, 2017
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