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Films to see at VIFF on Days 5 & 6: Monday and Tuesday
Once again, coincidentally, documentaries take more recommendations than fiction these next two days. You can find Donald Trump, Wiebo Ludwig, a battered woman and some African street musicians....
Oct 3rd, 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
Flaherty concedes that global turmoil will impact economy, but will "monitor closely"
Opposition presses finance minister to use stimulus, aim for job creation and growth.
Aug 19th, 2011
The BiBo: An uncompromisingly authentic Italian experience
The Bibo serves delicious traditional Italian cuisine.
May 12th, 2011
Young pianist Tristan Teo strikes a chord with competition judges
Gruelling daily schedule lifts teen into the big leagues.
Apr 17th, 2011
The American, Going the Distance, Life During Wartime, Machete and two gems at the VanCity Theatre arrive
George Clooney doesn’t say much as The American, a killer hiding out in Italy. But watch those facial expressions and those eyes. ( and read more)
Sep 3rd, 2010
Vancouver’s newest ballet company marries art and science
A group of dancers gathered in front of the ballet bar that runs the length of the airy rehearsal space above Davie Street. They chatted softly, laughing and unfurling long limbs as they took...
Aug 30th, 2010
Eat Pray Love, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Animal Kingdom and Still Walking
Julia Roberts cycles off to find food, spirituality and romance in Eat Pray Love. Does she match the beloved book? (Read more)
Aug 13th, 2010
Salt and L’Affaire Farewell both feature Russian spies. Solitary Man and I Am Love both have characters straying off course.
Angelina Jolie gets into some fast, heavy action in the spy thriller Salt. There’s a more realistic view of spies in Farewell but it’s not nearly as much fun. (Read more)
Jul 23rd, 2010
Canada: a great power?
Could Canada become a great power? Ask this question to most Canadians and you will probably be rebuked with an emphatic no, or polite chuckles. It is a question, however, that Canadians and...
Jul 20th, 2010