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VIFF picks with music, scary ships, a relaxing garden and three unusual dramas
It’s back. The Vancouver International Film Festival opens up tomorrow for its 35th year. Fans have been planning their schedules for days, even a week or two, wondering can they get from...
Sep 28th, 2016
Great summer in The Way, Way Back; big noise in Pacific Rim and Adam Sandler missteps in Grown Ups 2
Parents or the waterpark? Coquitlam’s Liam James has to choose in The Way, Way Back
Jul 11th, 2013
Cowboys & Aliens, The Trip, Project Nim, The Smurfs, Werner Herzog in a cave in 3D, and more
Daniel Craig turns up an old west we’ve never seen before in this week’s biggest film, Cowboys & Aliens. (read more)
Jul 29th, 2011
A girl and her ukulele
Meet Francesca Belcourt, the freshest talent on the Canadian West Coast.
Feb 11th, 2011
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 8 & 9: Thurs and Fri
My picks for the next two days at VIFF include two ugly duckling tales, one for children, the other showing off Gemma Arterton. (read more)
Oct 7th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 3
Volkmar Richter’s best bets for Saturday at VIFF include a celebrated acting performance by Javier Bardem, a rousing equal pay campaign, a violent samurai battle and real soldiers fighting in Afghanis
Sep 30th, 2010
Our recommended events in Vancouver this weekend, curated by Lorien Henson
Social butterfly Ajay Puri is adventuring in Nepal and India for the next 6 weeks. While Ajay is gallivanting the globe, I’m delighted to guest write the Vancouver Observer’s Weekend Top 3...
Jul 16th, 2010
At DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2010, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
Mercedes Grant will be covering a few of the DOXA documentary film festival selections this year, including The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, a film by Director Leane Pooley. Stay tuned for further
May 11th, 2010