fairy tales

Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week

Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China

The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like

  It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...

Must-see films for children (Frozen) and mature folks (Nebraska and Philomena)

Disney, Dern and Dench lead the pack this week in three wonderful films.

Jack the Giant Slayer, 21 and Over and three valuable documentaries reviewed

Jack and the Beanstalk becomes a giant 3D spectacle but not for little kids

Fashion maven Diana Vreeland has the most interesting film this week, not Parker or Hansel and Gretel

She promoted the bikini and blue jeans, 60s pop music and style. Diana Vreeland is fêted in a lively new documentary.

Reviews of Moonrise Kingdom, Snow White, Bernie, Piranha 3DD and more, including two gems

Young love and old love contrast and compete in Wes Anderson’s quirky new film, Moonrise Kingdom.

Valentine's Day: looking for a healthy other

Now that you're working towards becoming a “healthy me," you feel ready to hook up with a partner, someone to curl up with when the Vancouver weather gets nasty, someone to share the good times and...

The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method, Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Contraband

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?

Tangled and three new films aimed at American Thanksgiving audiences

You’ve never seen Rapunzel portrayed like this before but you’ll want to, in Disney’s Tangled. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 11: Sunday

Another very busy day at VIFF brings us two BC athletes, unexpected blasts at education and a kind of green energy and a harrowing and mysterious pre-Holocaust story. (read more)