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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
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
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Reviews of Juliet, Naked (stars and fans), Searching (stories via computer) and Generation Wealth (examining excess)
Also: a Buddhist tale of reincarnation, watching a chaotic childhood and gagging with the horrors of war
Aug 31st, 2018
Spectacular scenes at Dunkirk, poignant fantasy in A Ghost Story and movie treasures found in Dawson City
Also Marion Cotillard goes sexy in her latest film and Sikh history is corrected in The Black Prince
Jul 20th, 2017
Issue films at VIFF: the harm that blue jeans do, a woman fights a developer and Tony Blair cashes in
Also the future of energy and a tragic drama from India based on a Chekhov story
Oct 3rd, 2016
Suicide Squad for comic book fans and four other movies for more thoughtful viewers
In those four others you get young love, a remarkable story about autism, women in India pondering their rights and Werner Herzog pondering the internet
Aug 4th, 2016
M. Night’s unremarkable Visit, Marlon Brando’s own story and shaky justice in an Indian Court
It’s a slow week at the movies but it’s brought two very good ones: Court and Listen to Me Marlon
Sep 10th, 2015
'Menstrual Man' speaks on finding a simple solution to a global problem
School dropout Arunachalam Muruganantham is effecting real change for rural women in India and beyond.
Jul 9th, 2015
'Taj Mahal Foxtrot' author riffs on Mumbai's forgotten jazz age
Naresh Fernandes speaks at the Indian Summer Festival July 18 about India's history of jazz.
Jul 9th, 2015
Mumbai artist maps out web of wire at VAG Offsite
Reena Saini Kallat leads off the Indian Summer Festival with her global tapestry installation, 'Woven Chronicle' on West Georgia Street.
Jun 8th, 2015
Now screening: Entourage, Love & Mercy, Insidious
Hollywood excess, charting the Beach Boys and a scary Chapter 3 , plus two docs on daredevils and fractured families
Jun 4th, 2015
Reviews: Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, Blake Lively in The Age of Adeline and robots in Ex-Machina
Also notes on new documentaries, including DOXA
Apr 24th, 2015