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All-you-can-eat hors d'oeuvres @ Bard
Conflicting toy movies and two films to mark National...
Giacometti & peers: "no lack of void”
Bronco & Buster mutually saddle up
Your numerology cycles June 16–30
Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary...
Nest ½ Empty, House ½ Full
Renowned Tibetan monk Mingyur Rinpoche to speak in Vancouver
Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed
Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada,...
Directed by Clint Eastwood, Changeling is a true account of the unbelievable events surrounding the 1928 disappearance of nine-year-old Walter Collins. It tells the astounding story of the LAPD's...
Nov 9th, 2008
Sita Sings the Blues at VIFF
Nina Paley (Fetch, Dandaka Dharma) parallels the Indian epic The Ramayana, with her own story of a bitter break-up, in a beautifully orchestrated animated work of art, Sita Sings the Blues....
Oct 11th, 2008
Blue Gold: World Water Wars/More from VIFF
Sam Bozzo's film Blue Gold: World Water Wars, based on the book by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, is a bold and important look at the present day water crisis. It takes a hard look at the...
Oct 9th, 2008
Captain Abu Raed Brings Jordan to VIFF
Captain Abu Raed is a tragic loving tale of an elderly man, Abu Raed (Nadim Sawalha), who comes across a discarded airline captain's hat and is mistaken for a pilot by one of the local...
Oct 9th, 2008
VIFF's Firaaq Tells a Tale of Human Darkness
Director Nandita Das's Firaaq is a dramatic look at the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat riots in India.Told through the stories of four Hindi and Muslim families, it tells a striking tale of...
Oct 4th, 2008
VO Reviewer Says: "Catch Mothers and Daughters at VIFF"
Carl Bessai's latest film, Mothers and Daughters, is a comedic drama that looks at the relationships between three mother and daughter pairs, exploring the needs, desires, denials, and short...
Oct 4th, 2008
Paruthiveeran: VIFF Lemon
Director Ameer's Paruthiveeran was a huge disappointment, mainly because of the potential of a good film locked within a very lengthy not so good film. The present day scenes with Paruthiveeran...
Oct 2nd, 2008
Stone of Destiny: A VIFF Feel Good Movie
Based on the book, The Taking of the Stone, by Ian Hamilton, Director Charles Martin Smith's film, Stone of Destiny, is of an ancient stone used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of...
Sep 30th, 2008
The Good The Bad The Weird
The Good The Bad The Weird, now playing in the Vancouver International Film Festival, is definitely that and a bag of chips. South Korean director Kim Jee-Woon's film is a glorious mix of western...
Sep 26th, 2008
Eden: A Little Slice of Heaven at the Granville Theatre
Eugene O'Brien's award winning play of the same name is stunningly brought to the big screen by veteran television director and first time feature filmmaker Declan Recks. Filmed in a small...
Sep 25th, 2008