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Notable films for Easter, Canada and Earth Day
Huffing in a henhouse
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...
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
Young adult action in Insurgent and two wonderful road movies
Spain’s Living is Easy With Eyes Closed and China’s Lost and Love are worth seeking out
Mar 20th, 2015
Misfires from Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood but also two gems: Winter Sleep and Paddington
Human relations and the weather get chilly in the Turkish film Winter Sleep.
Jan 15th, 2015
Trade Minister's trip gets B.C. "on equal footing" for exporting to Asia
Trade mission accomplished, Teresa Wat says.
Nov 18th, 2014
China overtakes USA as world's largest economy
"One hundred million trips were taken by Chinese people outside the country last year -- one hundred million!" says Canadian China affairs expert.
Oct 8th, 2014
A few-must see films at VIFF this year
VIFF, like Reese Witherspoon, is ready to go. She's in the opening film, Wild
Sep 24th, 2014
Canada must deepen relationship with Asia, experts say
Canada lacks a national strategy for responding to the rise of Asia: experts say it's a problem.
Jun 8th, 2013
Polluting the three most important things in life
I’m visiting China for the first time this week, and the scale of the pollution has really shocked me.
Apr 25th, 2013