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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
The Hobbit rarely thrills; FDR gets playful in Hyde Park on Hudson and more classic animation from Japan’s Studio Ghibli
Before Lord of the Rings, there came The Hobbit. More adventure with some favorite characters.
Dec 14th, 2012
High praise for the 5-decade film diary 56 UP, women of India in The World Before Her and Japan’s Studio Ghibli animations
Fifty years ago they were children; today they’re facing middle age. The celebrated Up Series has followed more than a dozen ordinary English folks all that time and offers the latest update.
Dec 7th, 2012
Big praise for Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook. Red Dawn, not so much.
Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook get my highest recommendation this week.
Nov 23rd, 2012
Canada at the American Film Market 2012
From the invention of the game of basketball in 1891 by James Naismith of Toronto to the first SCTV broadcast in Toronto in 1976, Canadians have been out and about, entertaining the world. Canadian...
Nov 20th, 2012
Wreck-It-Ralph, Flight, The Sessions, Midnight’s Children and The Invisible War: reviews
John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch are the main voices in the very entertaining animated movie Wreck-It-Ralph
Nov 2nd, 2012
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.
Oct 17th, 2012
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.
Oct 11th, 2012
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...
Oct 11th, 2012
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.
Oct 8th, 2012
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.
Oct 6th, 2012