gospel music

Three movies tell real stories: Spotlight, The 33 and Mavis

Also a rare visit to remotest Nepal and a Robert De Niro film going straight to video on demand.

My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon

Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy

'Divinely delicious': Good Noise Gospel Choir rocks Vancouver

A quick report from the Affordable Vancouver series

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

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 12: Monday

Mike Leigh’s new film Another Year is my best pick for today but check out some others too, including some great repeats. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 6 & 7: Tues and Wed

Volkmar Richter’s picks for the next two days include a surreal winner at Cannes and a spellbinding biography of David Suzuki. (read more)

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 1& 2

Volkmar Richter’s best bets for Thurs and Friday at VIFF include a Mordecai Richler tale, a riot that produced gay pride, a sexy ballet and some good old gospel music. (Read more)