Film noir

Women of various types, in Atomic Blonde, Lady Macbeth and a typical film noir

Also a film series about faith and transcendence visits traditional healers in the Amazon and blares against noise pollution everywhere

Johnny Depp gets evil in Black Mass, climbers perish on Everest and A Hard Day is great fun

An Asian man from Reno, another dystopian future for teens and a couple of faith-based films fill out the schedule

Rockin’ Meryl Streep, creepy 'Gift', the Vancouver birth of Greenpeace and brilliant 'Shaun the Sheep'

There’s also deadpan humour from Norway in "1001 Grams" and a mystery dud, "Dark Places", undone by too much plot.

19 Zwart Straat: a short film for the broken-hearted

The latest short film from Vancouver director Machete Cortez, a short film noir for the broken-hearted.

Short films, live art and a fountain of chocolate at Crazy 8s screening gala

The event showcases six new short films that were created by some of Vancouver’s talented up-and-coming filmmakers. The films range from noir thrillers, to dramatic comedies and science fiction.

More VIFF picks: films to see Monday and Tuesday

A young boy from Africa is on the run from police in Le Havre, the French port city and this charming film playing at VIFF.

The Tempest, The Change-Up, Another Earth, plus horror in a tunnel and film noir angst

Ben Whishaw as Ariel and Helen Mirren as Prospera in a reworked The Tempest. How does Shakespeare’s last play fare with them? (Read more)

Get Low, The Other Guys, Step Up 3D and a VIFF sneak peak

Robert Duvall shows again that he is one of the movies' best actors. In Get Low he stars in a modern folk tale about a man who wants to attend his own funeral. (read more)