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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
Porn cinema celebrates corybantic double release
Apart from the Holy Family, very little good art has come of virginity—it's the seedy stuff that we like best—so what could be better than an intimate solo piano recital in a converted porn cinema?
Mar 6th, 2014
The hunt for Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, Mickey Cohen by the Gangster Squad and a tsunami in The Impossible
Jessica Chastain is Maya, the woman who found Osama Bin Laden. The Navy Seals finished the hunt in Zero Dark Thirty.
Jan 10th, 2013
VIFF picks for Tuesday and Wednesday: Lore, Tabu, Helpless, Haydn and Johnny Cash
Facing up to World War 2 damage and guilt in the VIFF film called Lore.
Oct 2nd, 2012
Vancouver Concert Opera Society showcases the music of Verdi's Rigoletto
Opera buffs, rejoice: VanCOCO brings a stellar cast to perform Verdi's "Rigoletto" in Vancouver and White Rock this February.
Feb 1st, 2012
Violinist Corey Cerovsek and conductor Rossen Milanov deliver strong performance with VSO
Vancouver-born international violinist Corey Cerovsek and conductor Rossen Milanov delivered an unforgettable evening of music by Debussy, Korngold and Berlioz at the Orpheum on...
Jan 8th, 2012
Waste Land, Vision and a Festival of new films from Europe
Can art change people? Waste Land asks the question but does it deliver? (read more)
Nov 26th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 10: Saturday
My best bets for Saturday at VIFF can’t be contained in a short list. From Juliet Binoche to Carlos the Jackal, comedies, art and even hockey, there’s just too much. (read more)
Oct 9th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri
My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)
Oct 7th, 2010
Stefan Jackiw's role model is Yo Yo Ma
Violin prodigy Stefan Jackiw brings his exceptional talent to the Pacific Northwest this summer
May 18th, 2010