dementia

A touching drama about dementia, a daredevil rock climb and another 007 spoof

Also a teen’s life lessons from skateboarders and a cold war anachronism with submarines

Five movies about women and a Johnny Depp dud

Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lopez star in three of the new movies with women’s stories.

Into The Storm, wild; 100-Foot Journey, pleasant and Calvary, a priest in crisis

Notice also how music can help fight dementia in Alive Inside

After Earth, Now You See Me, a new documentary with Roméo Dallaire and four other films reviewed

Will Smith and his son Jaden make a nerve-racking visit to our planet in the space adventure After Earth

Drugs targeting blood vessels may be candidates for treating Alzheimer’s

University of British Columbia researchers have successfully normalized the production of blood vessels in the brain of mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by immunizing them with amyloid beta, a...

A few more recommended films for VIFF’s last three days, Wed., Thurs. and Fri.

The Kid With a Bike brings a deeply affecting finale to the 30th anniversary VIFF

Some challenges facing Canada's health care system

OTTAWA -- Despite a 10-year agreement to invest in and fix Canada's health-care system, there are significant challenges that remain. The Canadian Nurses Association has identified several key ones...

Cross Words

One of the distinct pleasures of being a retired geezer is taking a break mid-morning for a second cup of coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle.

Walkabout

The 1985 film, Cocoon, (trailer above) is a fantasy about redemption from old age. In real life, aging is something you just have to get used to, the author of a new VO blog says.