Africa

New films with Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert and Helen Mirren, one of them not so good

And new and old films in a series for Black History Month

A new Tarzan for our times, a friendly giant for the kids and De Palma talking about himself

Also a second-tier John Le Carré, a dialed-down Ibsen play, a slow-starting but strong Italian film and a weird comedown for Daniel Radcliffe

Ebola debacle the latest in a series of crises ignored by developed countries

Talk of Ebola is now ubiquitous. Preparations – or lack thereof – for the coming storm are being discussed in every major news media outlet in North America and around the world. Morally marginal...

After Earth, Now You See Me, a new documentary with Roméo Dallaire and four other films reviewed

Will Smith and his son Jaden make a nerve-racking visit to our planet in the space adventure After Earth

Linda Svendsen Imagines Life At 24 Sussex

Most Canadians know that the Prime Minister lives at 24 Sussex Drive while Parliament is in session. But most Canadians probably couldn’t tell you what the inside of the first house looks like or...

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.

VIFF picks for Tuesday and Wednesday: Lore, Tabu, Helpless, Haydn and Johnny Cash

Facing up to World War 2 damage and guilt in the VIFF film called Lore.

Love out, love in with SummerSkin

Chelsea Maier has "upendo" tattooed along her ribcage, the Swahili word for love.  This ink is a constant memory of working in Africa and defines her apparel and accessories line, SummerSkin....

The Dark Knight Rises and almost wows, Trishna fumbles a classic and Beasts of the Southern Wild may just be one

Christian Bale as The Dark Knight broods, sulks and finally swoops onto screens all over.

Best new movies to see in Vancouver this weekend

Starbuck is a Canadian film well worth celebrating. It played at VIFF and is now in general release.