country music

US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year

Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale

The Boss is crass and Everybody Wants Some pleases but Hank Williams gets a bland bio pic

Also a thriller from Argentina, The Clan, a strange form of recovery from grief, Demolition, and a rigorous look at right-wing media, The Brainwashing of My Dad

Two new films and 10 favorites of 2015

Only two new ones this week, both at the Van City Theatre. And even though one of them is a three-parter, I’ve got room to look back on a pretty good movie year and pick my favourites.   Here’s...

Crash complicates Canadian tour of country singer Jason Aldean

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Country star Jason Aldean might be mulling a new hit single about a truck and a cowboy singing the blues, but if he records it, the song won't be fictional. Aldean's 2015 Burn It...

A Canadian's travel guide to Nashville, Tennessee

As someone who admittedly has a distaste for most country music, I never thought I'd find myself in Nashville. Instead, what I discovered in Nashville was much more than just country music.

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.

Keith Urban brings country rock to Rogers Arena

Keith Urban walked onto the stage at Rogers Arena on Monday night, all smiles as he bounced up and down, pounding out a long stream of rock songs and heartfelt ballads. His guitar playing was...

Country Strong, Season of the Witch and On Tour

The world of country music is scrutinized once again as Gwyneth Paltrow makes like Patsy Taylor and LeAnn in Country Strong. (read more)

Buffaloswans, Jess Hill and Magpie Ulysses Western Caravan Tour sports alternative country music and slam poetry

Murder ballads, thoughtful reckoning & danceable Americana folk rock all in one finely crafted road show guaranteed to harvest your emptiest of despairs, and spin them into the most chaotic joy imagin

At DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2010, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

Mercedes Grant will be covering a few of the DOXA documentary film festival selections this year, including The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, a film by Director Leane Pooley. Stay tuned for further