Film

Oscar-nominated shorts are special; Side Effects and Identity Thief, just ordinary

Paperman and Maggie Simpson are among the short films with Academy Award nominations this year.

Jack the Giant Slayer, 21 and Over and three valuable documentaries reviewed

Jack and the Beanstalk becomes a giant 3D spectacle but not for little kids

Sundance music documentaries that will rock your world

If you love music documentaries you will be excited to hear about some exciting films premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Sound City Musician Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame...

The haunting story of local filmmaker Daniel Northcott's dying wish

When Vancouver’s Erin Northcott inherited the estate of her late brother, 29 year old filmmaker Daniel Northcott, she found herself in possession of over 1,000 hours of verite-style footage from each...

Fashion maven Diana Vreeland has the most interesting film this week, not Parker or Hansel and Gretel

She promoted the bikini and blue jeans, 60s pop music and style. Diana Vreeland is fêted in a lively new documentary.

Ridge Theatre closing in February, after 63 years of enriching Vancouver film culture

It's another sad day for movie buffs: one of Vancouver's most storied independent movie theatres, The Ridge, will be closing its doors on February 3, Festival Cinemas announced today in a press...

From Steve Jobs to the godfathers of beat poetry: 3 biopics to watch at Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival is in full gear in Park City this week with a phenomenal line-up of films. Here are three buzz worthy biopics premiering at the festival this year, starting with jOBS:...

Amour is cinema art, Quartet, The Last Stand and Camera Shy entertain

Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant, two veterans of classic French films, re-appear in the intensely emotional Amour.

Lincoln earns 12 Oscar nominations. Canada’s Rebelle still in the running too.

Lincoln leads the Oscar race, Life of Pi is second. But there are more than a few surprises among the nominations.

Hot environmental fight in Promised Land, 60s nostalgia in Not Fade Away and special films from Quebec and Argentina

In Promised Land, Matt Damon, as a shill for the energy industry, bumps up against small-town resistance sparked by Hal Holbrook.