B.C. films

VIFF picks with music, scary ships, a relaxing garden and three unusual dramas

It’s back. The Vancouver International Film Festival opens up tomorrow for its 35th year.  Fans have been planning their schedules for days, even a week or two, wondering can they get from...

Syrian refugee crisis, Surrey gangs and Haida Gwaii tragedy among powerful topics covered by VIFF films

As blockbuster movies dominate the theatres, VIFF showcases ambitious, engaging and challenging films from around the world.

Reviews of Cloud Atlas, The Imposter, In Their Skin, and The Color Wheel

Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and others play multiple characters in Cloud Atlas.

Rock of Ages, That's My Boy, The Artist is Present, Foreverland and more films reviewed

Tom Cruise is the scene stealer in the film version of the Broadway’s Rock of Ages.

21 Jump Street, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Jeff, Who Lives at Home: reviews

A slacker not only abides but gets a favorable portrayal in Jeff, Who Lives at Home

A few more recommended films for VIFF’s last three days, Wed., Thurs. and Fri.

The Kid With a Bike brings a deeply affecting finale to the 30th anniversary VIFF

More VIFF picks: films to see Monday and Tuesday

A young boy from Africa is on the run from police in Le Havre, the French port city and this charming film playing at VIFF.

Films worth seeing this weekend at VIFF

Patrick Huard learns about family, growing up and fatherhood in Starbuck, the hit film from Quebec, screening at VIFF.

Sanctum, A Drummer’s Dream, What Women Want (Chinese version) and Guido, Superstar. But not The Roommate.

James Cameron takes us underwater again, and spelunking, in Sanctum. Read more about the thriller he supervised but didn’t direct.

Incendies, Another Year, No Strings Attached, and more, plus a new film festival

Incendies is one of two exceptional films newly arrived this week. It’s our hope for the Oscars. (Read more).