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BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
Your numerology cycles December 16–31
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a...
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
Syrian refugee crisis, Surrey gangs and Haida Gwaii tragedy among powerful topics covered by VIFF films
As blockbuster movies dominate the theatres, VIFF showcases ambitious, engaging and challenging films from around the world.
Sep 8th, 2015
Wreck-It-Ralph, Flight, The Sessions, Midnight’s Children and The Invisible War: reviews
John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch are the main voices in the very entertaining animated movie Wreck-It-Ralph
Nov 2nd, 2012
Mehta and Rushdie weave intricate history
I must confess, I’ve never read a Salman Rushdie book. Nor have I ever seen a Deepa Mehta film. The latter is more shocking considering what a film nerd I am and the fact that my parents were...
Sep 26th, 2012
Best VIFF documentary and drama picks through the weekend
Midnight’s Children kicks it off but the documentaries are extra strong at the film festival this year.
Sep 26th, 2012
Local filmmaker Richard Bell called to exclusive TIFF program
Writer/Director Richard Bell has been invited to attend the exclusive Talent Lab at TIFF this September.
Aug 30th, 2010