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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
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.
Nov 13th, 2015
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
Sep 22nd, 2015
'Divinely delicious': Good Noise Gospel Choir rocks Vancouver
A quick report from the Affordable Vancouver series
Jun 3rd, 2013
The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method, Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Contraband
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?
Jan 12th, 2012
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)
Oct 11th, 2010
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)
Oct 4th, 2010
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)
Sep 28th, 2010