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Notable films for Easter, Canada and Earth Day
Your numerology cycles: April
Magic reelism: smoke & mirrors
Rx for youngsters: Take physic, pomp
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and...
"Never the Last," a virtuosic séance
A rock and a hard place
Super hero fun, a not so good Stephen King adaptation and a...
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
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...
Feb 27th, 2015
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.
Jan 9th, 2015
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
May 9th, 2013
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
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.
Apr 12th, 2013
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
Mar 14th, 2013
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.
Oct 17th, 2012
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...
Jul 16th, 2012