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Your numerology cycles September 16–30
Black paint on a blackboard
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor...
Lounge lizards' lair; new life for old den
Marion Bridge; pro-Life menage à trois
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories...
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high...
Your numerology cycles September 1–15
Reviews of Juliet, Naked (stars and fans), Searching (...
Squamish Nation celebrates court victory and urges Trudeau...
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
New in theatres: weak sci fi, strong Oscar contenders and a vampire in Iran
Song of the Sea is an animated masterpiece
Feb 5th, 2015
Films about real people: Stephen Hawking, Edward Snowden and Jon Stewart’s tale of a journalist jailed in Iran
Your alternative is some dumb foolery with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels
Nov 14th, 2014
VIFF's "Turbulence" highlights the emotional toll of war on Kurdish survivors
A young Kurdish Iranian woman's harrowing descent into Vancouver's drug scene shows the difficulties of rehabilitating after a war.
Oct 2nd, 2014