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Growing up on Sing Street; floundering on Mother’s Day and a sneak peak at one oddball DOXA film
But there’s more: a drag queen singing, a conflicted detective, a Maori chess teacher, a hot comedy duo and a video game’s move to the big screen
Apr 29th, 2016
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 23rd, 2015
As Ireland's Marriage Equality vote passes, Villagers sing loud and proud here
O' Brien tackles the difficulties that arise with being a gay man in Ireland, and having to deal with 'homophobes' and 'bigots.'
Jul 2nd, 2015
Vancouver welcomes Hozier with open arms at sold out Commodore Show
When 24 year old Andrew Hozier-Byrne first popped onto the scene in 2013 with his single "Take Me to Church" debuting on YouTube, the video went viral. Racking up near 14 million views, and...
Mar 7th, 2014
Dancing at Lughnasa: five sisters, five personalities, one house
Dancing for Lughnasa tells the story of five Irish sisters fending for themselves in their very Catholic Baile Beag ("Little Town").
Nov 20th, 2012
Vancouver's The Travel Guys to air in Canada
They've gotten up close and personal with panda bears in Xian, China, snorkeled along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and dressed as samurai warriors in Osaka, Japan. All in a days work for...
May 22nd, 2012
It takes an Effin village to get through to Facebook
Irish woman wants social media site to cut her unfortunately named village some slack.
Dec 13th, 2011
Canada has 'tools to deal with new recession'
Country will take a battering if the world tanks, but it has strong companies, a working banking system and a sound fiscal position, says governor of central bank.
Sep 24th, 2011
Drive, The Guard, Lion King 3-D, I Don’t Know How She Does It and a VIFF update
Ryan Gosling doesn’t say a great deal but communicates a lot in Drive. To find out what, read more.
Sep 16th, 2011
Vic Sarin and A Shine of Rainbows
"I think what makes life rich is the experience of life. It's not the money, it's not the fame, it's the experience of life. And how you get those experiences is by doing different things all the time
Apr 4th, 2010