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More action from Spider-Man, a pagan cult in Midsommar and Wild Rose hurting to sing country
Also: Because We Are Girls, a stunning real story from here in BC, and Too Late To Die Young, a Chilean film that hides its politics
Jul 4th, 2019
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a best, Mary Queen of Scots, not an equal
Also a rare Peter Jackson-produced dud, a toned-down Deadpool re-release, a self-destructive country singer and a Clint Eastwood film under-promoted around here
Dec 13th, 2018
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
Jan 19th, 2018
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
Apr 8th, 2016
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...
Dec 31st, 2015
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...
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Oct 6th, 2015
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.
Oct 13th, 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
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...
Sep 27th, 2011
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)
Jan 7th, 2011