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Big sequels to Mamma Mia and The Equalizer plus Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant’s return with Don’t Worry …
More? How about Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein, Arrhythmia, the real Russia, Prodigals, a BC look eastward, and memories of horror with The Accountant of Auschwitz
Jul 20th, 2018
Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival
And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn
Mar 2nd, 2018
News and notes from the VIFF look-ahead press conference
Wonderstruck, from a YA novel, is the VIFF closing film this year.
Sep 6th, 2017
Reviews of Their Finest, superb, Maudie, heartrending, Black Code, a digital-age warning
Also Canadian films get a special day (in some places a week) and a pilgrim trek suitable for Easter
Apr 11th, 2017
Bond shoots again, Suffragettes fight the power and a boy named Theeb tops them all
Also Drew and Toni as friends, the man who felled the Golden Spruce and three film festivals
Nov 6th, 2015
New VIFF picks including a shattering Holocaust drama and some climate change optimism
Hungary’s Son of Saul, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, BC’s Charlotte’s Song and Albert Mayles’ last one, In Transit
Oct 7th, 2015
The Walk, Sicario and Coming Home and more VIFF picks
Reviews of The Walk, Sicario, Coming Home and at VIFF: Dheepan, Eadweard and Ellen Page’s latest
Oct 1st, 2015
Late August fare: two smart films, two Canadian, a bit of imperialism and a lot of dancing
'The End of the Tour' and 'Mistress America' lead the pack but a 'Backcountry' horror and some B.C. mountain men aren’t far behind.
Aug 27th, 2015
Two big Hollywood sequels and a batch of worthy indies
Reviews of 'Terminator Genisys', 'Magic Mike XXL', 'Infinitely Polar Bear', 'The Overnight', 'The Wolfpack' and 'Martin’s Pink Pickle.'
Jul 2nd, 2015
A few-must see films at VIFF this year
VIFF, like Reese Witherspoon, is ready to go. She's in the opening film, Wild
Sep 24th, 2014