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Africa

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.

Films to see at VIFF on Days 5 & 6: Monday and Tuesday

Once again, coincidentally, documentaries take more recommendations than fiction these next two days. You can find Donald Trump, Wiebo Ludwig, a battered woman and some African street musicians....

Films to see at VIFF on Days 1 & 2

Isabelle Huppert plays a mom who exploits her daughter in the French film My Little Princess.

Captain America, Friends with Benefits, Life Above All and portraits of an Eco-Pirate and a paranoid chess master

Captain America, the comic book hero from the 1940s is brought back in a big new film. To what effect? (read more)

Living in the aftermath of David Kato's death

Being out like Mr. Kato, who was murdered in January, is simply NOT an option.

The power of $100

"My goal is to help all the kids who cannot afford school uniforms to be dressed up and go to school," writes Miriam Egwalu in the story that follows.

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 10: Saturday

My best bets for Saturday at VIFF can’t be contained in a short list. From Juliet Binoche to Carlos the Jackal, comedies, art and even hockey, there’s just too much. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri

My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)

Good Morning Africa!

There's a moment in the film where Margaret, the journalist from Uganda, goes to the countryside and talks to the women and tries to explain to them that they can protect themselves through the use of