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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
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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
VIFF's Tectonics: the architecture of immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border
Tectonics deconstructs border issues through film and architecture.
Oct 5th, 2012
My favourite VIFF films
Don't miss these documentaries...
Oct 3rd, 2012
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.
Sep 28th, 2012
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...
Sep 26th, 2012
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.
Sep 20th, 2012