Canadian films

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

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.

New movies in Vancouver

  It’s a Canada weekend. That’s represented in three new films getting the usual short play in theaters and, on Sunday, the Canadian Screen Awards on TV. They celebrate excellence though not...

Selma, Inherent Vice plus Canada’s 10 Best and a festival of Italian films

A civil rights campaign led by Martin Luther King is recreated in the most prominent of the week’s new films.

The Great Gatsby parties wild, Blackbird finds paranoia and jail, Kon-Tiki re-creates a perilous ocean voyage

Leonardo DiCaprio is the upward-climbing nouveau riche The Great Gatsby

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.

Ryan Gosling does tremendous job in The Place Beyond the Pines

Ryan Gosling is the chief reason why The Place Beyond the Pines gets a high rating this week.

New movie reviews: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Call, Stoker, Barbara, Cloudburst, Bestiaire and No.

Steve Carell vs Jim Carrey: a comedy of dueling Las Vegas magicians in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Sarah Polley captivates in Stories, Nicole Kidman sensual in Paperboy, Canadian Rebelle shines: review

Sarah Polley searches for the truth about her father, her family and herself in Stories We Tell.

Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin on his latest film Keyhole

Canadian film director Guy Maddin spoke to The Vancouver Observer about some of his cinematic influences, the Keyhole cast, and more before the DVD/Blu-Ray release of his latest film...