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Beatles tunes and fantasy in Yesterday, a mesmerizing woman quest in China and Buddy, a treat for dog lovers
Also the return of a candid biography of Gordon Lightfoot
Jun 27th, 2019
Young adult action in Insurgent and two wonderful road movies
Spain’s Living is Easy With Eyes Closed and China’s Lost and Love are worth seeking out
Mar 20th, 2015
Eccentrics, boy sopranos and hockey players show up in the last few VIFF picks
Laura-Kay Prophet is an eccentric from Vancouver in John Zaritsky’s documentary Different Drummer.
Oct 6th, 2014
Iron Man 3 wows; Still Mine charms and DOXA documentaries stir the pot
It’s Iron Man 3 but for Robert Downey Jr. that’s four flights now as the Marvel Comics character; and his best.
May 2nd, 2013
Hot environmental fight in Promised Land, 60s nostalgia in Not Fade Away and special films from Quebec and Argentina
In Promised Land, Matt Damon, as a shill for the energy industry, bumps up against small-town resistance sparked by Hal Holbrook.
Jan 4th, 2013
Big Time Movie stars Trevor Devall as big time villain
After an impressive career in the voice-over industry spanning over 12 years, Trevor Devall has returned to the on-camera world with the lead villain role in Big Time Movie. The film,...
Mar 19th, 2012
Oh, that magic feeling, nowhere to go
Retirement makes some people feel like a zero. But it doesn't have to be that way.
May 27th, 2011
Live music at Whineo's on Granville near Nelson Street
Nov 18th, 2009
Welcome to IndieVan
Musician John Tanner introduces himself and his column.
Oct 2nd, 2009
Near Harrison Hot Springs, the camping is fine
Driving past Surrey on Highway One for a weekend away, I knew what was ahead. Lakes. Canyons. Fun.
Linda Solomon Wood
Jul 3rd, 2009