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Serena Jost's new solo CD recorded live in historic...
Xtreme room service @ Nigredo Hotel
Michael Moore's hope in the Trump era; The Wife’s...
Step to rear; mind gaps; hang on tight
Your numerology cycles September 16–30
Black paint on a blackboard
Doomed to repeat it? Indelible history
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor...
Lounge lizards' lair; new life for old den
Marion Bridge; pro-Life menage à trois
American Animals, a fine heist movie, Sicario 2, evil on the Mexican border, and Hearts Beat Loud, amiable
Also: visit a fashion icon, an anime rarity, basketball stars as actors, a creepy Canadian thriller and a post-Holocaust story told with humor and chutzpah
Jun 29th, 2018
A new and creepy It, perky Reese in Home Again and a contrary view of those volatile Paris suburbs
Also a fun trip with an elephant named Pop-Aye and bizarre doings in the Canadian film Blood Honey
Sep 7th, 2017
Ghost in the Shell, weak, The Zookeeper’s Wife, muddled, and The Boss Baby, great fun
Also notice the choreography super star Mr. Gaga and the one-time pop-up O, Brazen Age
Mar 30th, 2017
A new and splendid Beauty and the Beast plus two contrasting Canadian films, the Goon sequel and Weirdos
And so much more: a defense of trees, a city tour with cats, a plane hijacker’s own story, disaster experiences from Japan and a subtle English novel squeezed into a movie.
Mar 17th, 2017
Ben-Hur re-made again, a modernized western and one of the best animated films of the year
Also: women and Wall Street in Equity, a moving drama of Little Men growing up and two Canadian films with broken families
Aug 19th, 2016
Meryl Streep sings again, a politician crashes and Disney brings another fine family film
You can also watch Brian Cranston outwit drug dealers, a top Nazi get targeted, an Toronto everyman flounder, wine collectors get scammed and Seth Rogen curdle your ears with some R-rated animation
Aug 12th, 2016
Classics re-done in a Disney sequel, a literary history and a home-made copy of a blockbuster
Also Canadian angles on burlesque and dysfunctional families and breaking procedure in a French courtroom
Jun 17th, 2016
A stunning Holocaust drama, young adults battling invaders and Robert De Niro in a stinker
Also Noam Chomsky on the seeds of inequality and Canada’s first 3-D movie rediscovered
Jan 21st, 2016
Room, Haida Gwaii among top picks for VIFF this week
Room is a gem, Haida Gwaii a paradise, Remember a well-acted implausibility and Amina Profile recalls an international deception
Sep 28th, 2015
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.
Sep 9th, 2015