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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Reviews of Their Finest, superb, Maudie, heartrending, Black Code, a digital-age warning
Also Canadian films get a special day (in some places a week) and a pilgrim trek suitable for Easter
Apr 11th, 2017
A new Jennifer Lawrence, a new Madame Bovery and a scary chiller from Australia
Also: three movies with strong B.C. connections
Dec 4th, 2014
The Lone Ranger flubs, Despicable Me 2 amuses and Redgrave and Stamp charm in Unfinished Song
The old west is back, visually at least, in The Lone Ranger.
Jul 4th, 2013
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.
Jan 25th, 2013
Megamind, Due Date, Fair Game, Tamara Drewe, The Tempest, The Father of My Children, A Film Unfinished and Three Film Festivals
Once again it’s an animated film that’s the flashiest newcomer. How good is it ? (Read on)
Nov 5th, 2010
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