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Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Three women lead off a long line-up of new movies in town
Pixar’s new one, Onward, new laughs from Greed and a new...
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
Ordinary Love, superb, three superior Canadian films and...
The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Will Smith and Eddie Murphy come back strong, Meryl Streep follows the money and one final VIFF pick
And there’s more: a scathing portrait of Trump’s role model and Xavier Dolan’s latest look at “friendship”
Oct 11th, 2019
Super hero fun, a not so good Stephen King adaptation and a daffy Ronaldo clone
And more: a guitar maker keeps the old ways, a banned Iranian filmmaker carries on, pre-World War I tremors in Europe, the underclass in Brazil and thoughts on fidelity in Toronto
Apr 5th, 2019
More VIFF recommendations: a Haida tale, sailing with refugees and a cheeky Bible story
Also an edifying rural tale by a master Iranian filmmaker
Oct 3rd, 2018
Incredible superhero home life, remembering Mr. Rogers and a teenager’s rule-choked Iran
Also a best-selling mystery from Italy and the return of blaxploitation with Superfly
Jun 14th, 2018
Kong is big but unremarkable, Window Horses is diverse and whimsical and The Last Word welcomes back Shirley MacLaine
And notice especially the passionate defense of journalistic courage in All Governments Lie
Mar 10th, 2017
The Salesman, high drama from Iran, The Comedian, a De Niro dud, and The Space Between Us, sci-fi romance for teens
Also the bittersweet lament and history lesson Quebec My Country and the clumsy chiller Rings
Feb 3rd, 2017
A young Iranian helps Syrian refugees adjust to Canada
A young Iranian, himself, new to Canada reaches out to help Syrian refugees settle here. But with the war in Syria, tensions between Iranians and Syrians are rising. How will he succeed?
Oct 12th, 2016
After the Paris attacks, connecting with each other and ourselves
Speaking with those in Paris during the attacks and a friend from the Middle East — give human context to a terrible event.
Nov 23rd, 2015
Stellar VIFF picks: Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi
Steve Fonyo’s Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi drive and two more films
Sep 30th, 2015
Reviews of Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes and Trainwreck plus four international films
Also Suite Francaise from France, About Elly from Iran, Jimmy’s Hall from Ireland and Strangerland from Australia with Nicole Kidman
Jul 17th, 2015