Julia Roberts

VIFF picks: Fun with the Italian Mafia, tension with Ben the addict and what’s with this piece by Banksy?

Also some rule-breaking flamenco and two war stories from the Balkans, one by a Vancouverite.

George Clooney’s take on Wall Street, Dheepan’s refugee act and four more DOXA picks

  We’ve got two new films in town plus more to see at DOXA and if that’s not enough consider these: It’s Friday the 13th and if that calls for some horror entertainment here are two...

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

The Hunger Games end right, Brooklyn is sweet, Seth Rogen’s Christmas movie is a hoot

There are also two fine BC documentaries and two sub-standard films from some very big stars.

Her, August Osage County and Lone Survivor: reviews

Joaquin, Meryl and Mark face stress, each in their own way, in the week’s new films.

Mirror Mirror, Wrath of the Titans and eight other new films reviewed

Julia Roberts has fun playing it evil in the Snow White send-up, Mirror Mirror

Should politicians legalize the sex trade?

I have mixed feelings about the sex trade.  I feel men and women enter the sex trade as a result of many complex social issues such as drug addiction, poverty, and a history of sexual abuse....

Transformers Dark of the Moon, Larry Crowne, The Mountie and a Czech retrospective

The shapeshifting toys are back in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, one of the biggest movies of the summer but a blow to history. (read more)

Canadians Honored at Oscar Wilde Awards

In October of 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived by train in New Brunswick to give a lecture on "The practical application of the principals of the Aesthetic Theory to exterior and interior house decorations...

Eat, Pray, Love attracts crowds of Vancouver women to Park Theatre

Julia Roberts sails away with sensitive/macho uber hunk Javier Bardem: a match made in middle age heaven.