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Breach of the Bard
Wave a wand to win class war
The Rock to the rescue again, brothers separated at birth...
Les Miz: stagecraft to die for
Born-again bliss @ Chan
Silly fun with Ant-Man; off-the grid emotions in Leave No...
Vancouver: wild at heart
American Animals, a fine heist movie, Sicario 2, evil on...
Your numerology cycles July 1–15
Finding help for a new mother, battling a rich creep and cruising the big issues in DOXA’s documentaries
The Avengers are still hogging the audience. That’s why there are only two new films to write about this week, and this unexpected plus: extra space to consider some of the documentaries playing at...
May 3rd, 2018
Miss Canada uses beauty pageant to fight China on human rights
Anastasia Lin says when she first learned about allegations the Chinese government was harvesting organs from religious prisoners to fuel its transplant industry, she decided to use an unconventional...
Dec 20th, 2016
Political lobbyists in America, a French woman re-building her life and two critical swipes at China
Also serious music for a rough neighborhood in Brazil in The Violin Teacher
Dec 8th, 2016
Seven new VIFF picks take us to dramas in Massachusetts, Paris and Belgium
… and then on to Hollywood, Italy, Hong Kong and more
Oct 11th, 2016
Snowden’s entire story, Bridget Jones’s latest chapter and The Beatles’ tales of touring
Also the Blair Witch, as filmed in our own woods, and two Buddhist films from China
Sep 15th, 2016
Illegal venomous snakes found in mail Canada Post distribution centre in B.C.
Three mountain pit vipers were inside a package destined for Manitoba.
The Canadian Press
Jul 15th, 2016
Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week
Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China
Jun 3rd, 2016
Soft Diplomacy: bravura “Opera Warriors” showcases Chinese performing arts
The rise and fall and resurgence of a Peking Opera troupe mirrors the resilience of Chinese cultural traditions.
Jan 10th, 2016
Creepy brilliance in Room, lament for TV news in Truth and political games in Our Brand Is Crisis
Also night moves in Berlin, royal intrigue in old China and Bradley Cooper as a chef in England
Oct 29th, 2015
M. Night’s unremarkable Visit, Marlon Brando’s own story and shaky justice in an Indian Court
It’s a slow week at the movies but it’s brought two very good ones: Court and Listen to Me Marlon
Sep 10th, 2015