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VIFF picks to start a new week, from Italy, Poland and, an unsettling one, from right here
Also a comedy with bite from the Czech Republic and a not so good hostage drama with opera singing inserted
Oct 7th, 2018
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high profile line-up
Both The Hummingbird Project and The Front Runner have Canadian connections
Sep 5th, 2018
The real Steve Jobs, a spy swap by Tom Hanks and our local south Asian gangsters by Deepa Mehta
Also a sex comedy, a lesbian fight for rights, a movie surrealist, a film pioneer and a five-continent study of issues around breastfeeding
Oct 15th, 2015
A feisty Grandma, a sweet Intern, a chess war and new picks at VIFF
Plus high profile Canadian films Hyena Road and Beeba Boys outdone by a small summer tale
Sep 25th, 2015
'Man from UNCLE', rappers' 'Outta Compton' and sexy stuff in a 'Teenage Girl’ diary
Also a quick history of Women’s Lib, a wannabe screwball comedy and uplifting homilies beautifully animated
Aug 13th, 2015
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
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: DVD/BLU RAY review
Gary Oldman stars in a new and compelling adaptation of John Le Carre’s classic cold war thriller.
Mar 16th, 2012
Christmas movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes 2, Mission Impossible 4 and Young Adult
Gary Oldman is the new George Smiley, the spy fiction favorite from John Le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Dec 16th, 2011
CIA secretly kept eye on Canadian economy, tar sands, mining during Cold War
Declassified reports say Trudeau was torn between urge to play leader of Third World and desire to hold his own with industrial giants.
Aug 7th, 2011
Captain America, Friends with Benefits, Life Above All and portraits of an Eco-Pirate and a paranoid chess master
Captain America, the comic book hero from the 1940s is brought back in a big new film. To what effect? (read more)
Jul 21st, 2011