Chinese films

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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)