Film

Sarah Polley captivates in Stories, Nicole Kidman sensual in Paperboy, Canadian Rebelle shines: review

Sarah Polley searches for the truth about her father, her family and herself in Stories We Tell.

A terrific Argo by Ben Affleck, plus Seven Psychopaths, Sinister, and Antiviral: reviews

Ben Affleck in Argo. He heads to Iran for the rest of the Canadian Caper story.

VIFF: last chance to catch a spirited drama and three documentaries

Three great documentaries and a drama are playing in the last two days of the 31st Vancouver International Film Festival.  Come As You Are: This one is true crowd-pleaser – it won...

VIFF picks: Amour, The Minister, No Job for a Woman and The Angels’ Share

In No Job for a Woman, women changed war reporting for decades to come.

Weekend VIFF picks: Amour, Rebelle, Revolution plus a story from Bellingham

French acting legends Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva in the award-winner Amour.

VIFF's Tectonics: the architecture of immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border

Tectonics deconstructs border issues through film and architecture.

My favourite VIFF films

Don't miss these documentaries...

The Invisible War unveils horror of rape in U.S. military

At VIFF, The Vancouver Observer is sponsoring The Invisible War, a brave documentary that shines a light on rape in the U.S. military.

Mehta and Rushdie weave intricate history

 I must confess, I’ve never read a Salman Rushdie book. Nor have I ever seen a Deepa Mehta film. The latter is more shocking considering what a film nerd I am and the fact that my parents were...

Clint Eastwood prevails in Trouble With the Curve; Jennifer Lawrence brave in House at the End of the Street

Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams deal with much more than baseball in Trouble With the Curve.