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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Beatles tunes and fantasy in Yesterday, a mesmerizing woman quest in China and Buddy, a treat for dog lovers
Also the return of a candid biography of Gordon Lightfoot
Jun 27th, 2019
On Oscar weekend, six new movies arrive with gods, ski jumpers, a mermaid and Michael Moore
Also dirty cops, Freudian fears on the prairie and a gem about conflict in the Balkans
Feb 25th, 2016
The Walk, Sicario and Coming Home and more VIFF picks
Reviews of The Walk, Sicario, Coming Home and at VIFF: Dheepan, Eadweard and Ellen Page’s latest
Oct 1st, 2015
Foxcatcher, award ready; Horrible Bosses 2, no prize; and fun with race issues in Dear White People
Steve Carell as you've never seen him before. Also a stroll through Chinatown and nutty antics in Dog River, Sask.
Nov 27th, 2014
Eccentrics, boy sopranos and hockey players show up in the last few VIFF picks
Laura-Kay Prophet is an eccentric from Vancouver in John Zaritsky’s documentary Different Drummer.
Oct 6th, 2014
12 Years a Slave, a masterpiece, leads a long list of new movies now playing
Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o are sure to be nominated for their superb acting in 12 Years a Slave.
Nov 1st, 2013
Mirror Mirror, Wrath of the Titans and eight other new films reviewed
Julia Roberts has fun playing it evil in the Snow White send-up, Mirror Mirror
Mar 30th, 2012
One Day, Terri, Fright Night, Spy Kids 4, The Help upgraded, a flashy car racer and one of the funniest films ever
Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway play the almost lovers in One Day. Popular novel, but what of the movie?
Aug 19th, 2011
Sanctum, A Drummer’s Dream, What Women Want (Chinese version) and Guido, Superstar. But not The Roommate.
James Cameron takes us underwater again, and spelunking, in Sanctum. Read more about the thriller he supervised but didn’t direct.
Feb 4th, 2011
Earth Day Lingers and Jennifer Lopez, an Oscar-winning Mystery from Argentina and a Sad Local Computer Tale Arrive
Do you love this planet? A Disney film and a festival let you keep on marking Earth Day a while longer, although there are alternatives. (Read more)
Apr 19th, 2010