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New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
A new tale of Winnie the Pooh, a spy comedy in need of laughs and Scotty’s sordid tales of old Hollywood
Also how Elvis reflects America and what a Surrey filmmaker reveals about China
Aug 2nd, 2018
Impossible Tom Cruise stunts, teen life in Eighth Grade and real journalism in Shock & Awe
Plus class and race issues in Blindspotting, three good ones at the VanCity, and, for the kids, Teen Titans playing around with the movies
Jul 26th, 2018
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 9th, 2016