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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Four good ones at VIFF take us to The Vatican, India, the Arctic and Hong Kong:
We watch two Popes, Hindu thugs, Ottawa’s control of the Inuit and a trippy dream in Hong Kong
Oct 7th, 2019
Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada, defying convention in Bollywood
Also Denys Arcand’s rant about the evils of money, a compassionate court dealing with sex trade workers and a series coming soon to showcase a celebrated woman filmmaker from France
May 31st, 2019
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