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More action from Spider-Man, a pagan cult in Midsommar and Wild Rose hurting to sing country
Also: Because We Are Girls, a stunning real story from here in BC, and Too Late To Die Young, a Chilean film that hides its politics
Jul 4th, 2019
Looking towards the weekend with a few more film picks at VIFF
Including whimsy from Agnès Varda, cynicism from Michael Haneke and a startling transgender actor
Oct 5th, 2017
Just in time for Trump, The Founder, thoughts on feminism, 20th Century Women, and M. Night’s rebound, Split
Also a fanciful take on a poet’s political perils, Neruda, and a late-arriving Studio Ghibli animation, Ocean Waves
Jan 20th, 2017
Black rage in The Birth of a Nation, countering Holocaust Denial and more VIFF picks
Also Two Lovers and a Bear with Tatiana Maslany and The Girl on the Train with Emily Blunt
Oct 7th, 2016
Three movies tell real stories: Spotlight, The 33 and Mavis
Also a rare visit to remotest Nepal and a Robert De Niro film going straight to video on demand.
Nov 13th, 2015
One million evacuated after 8.3 magnitude quake strikes Chile
A magnitude 8.3 earthquake that struck Chile has triggered tsunami alerts across the Pacific Rim.
Sep 16th, 2015
Canadian students crushed by debt
Is it time to follow the example of Chile and Quebec and protest against high tuition and student debt?
Mar 8th, 2015
Spider-Man swoops back; Joe is a backwoods gothic and DOXA’s documentaries enlighten
Too many villains keep Spider-Man hopping in his latest movie.
May 1st, 2014
Remakes, love stories for Valentine’s Day and an exceptional Canadian film now in theatres
Robocop and that flying horse are only fantasies; the “weed princess” brings a dose of reality
Feb 14th, 2014
The Wolverine is murky, The To Do List is all about sex and Crystal Fairy is too airy
Hugh Jackman is back in his most famous role: the Alberta-born Marvel Comics mutant Wolverine.
Jul 25th, 2013