Corruption

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
John Horgan, BC NDP, Leader of the Official Opposition, B.C. legislature

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.

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

More VIFF picks to start the week: Vancouver Asahi, The Fool, Everything Will Be

Hollywood dreams and a Vancouver baseball team lead off today

VIFF picks for Wednesday and Thursday

Ralph Fiennes plays Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones his out-of-wedlock lover in The Invisible Woman

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.