Folk Music

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...

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

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)

A girl and her ukulele

Meet Francesca Belcourt, the freshest talent on the Canadian West Coast.

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)

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

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...

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