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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
Who is John Horgan and why should you care?
He's a cautious man, but he may be the only politician in B.C. who stands a chance of defeating Premier Christy Clark.
Jun 2nd, 2016
Movies this week examine Russian corruption, hockey, American crime and health care in France
Leviathan, an Oscar possibility, Red Army, A Most Violent Year. They lead this week but check out Hippocrates too
Jan 30th, 2015
More VIFF picks to start the week: Vancouver Asahi, The Fool, Everything Will Be
Hollywood dreams and a Vancouver baseball team lead off today
Sep 29th, 2014
VIFF picks for Wednesday and Thursday
Ralph Fiennes plays Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones his out-of-wedlock lover in The Invisible Woman
Sep 30th, 2013
Big praise for Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook. Red Dawn, not so much.
Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook get my highest recommendation this week.
Nov 23rd, 2012
Mexican whistleblower Karla Lottini fights corruption, death threats and deportation
"Tell her I came to say hi," a man told the journalist's sister – and showed her a gun. In this VO exclusive, Karla Lottini tells the tale of her fight to lead a safe life in Canada.
David P. Ball
Jan 19th, 2012
Will Canada take Fukushima's radioactive rods?
Canada is "one of the more logical choices" for storing Fukushima's radioactive rods, a sobering article in an international journal says.
Linda Solomon Wood
Jun 9th, 2011
Why the BC Rail deal sucks. And why you should care.
It was the beginning of the end when the Basi Virk lawyers won the right to ask Martyn Brown about Kelly Reichart and Kevin deBruyckere. It was bad news for the prosecution and worse news for former
Oct 20th, 2010