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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Angry history in Official Secrets, dubious flash in Hustlers and a muddle in The Goldfinch
VIFF has just added this: Michael Moore will be here to show and give a creator talk about the film that made his career: Roger and Me. It was the most popular documentary where it premiered at VIFF...
Sep 12th, 2019
Three films of big journeys: to the moon, to a seedy motel and to personal empowerment
Also visualizing human damage to the earth, meeting an uncommon pop star and learning about a Canadian’s unusual success story
Oct 11th, 2018
Johnny Depp gets evil in Black Mass, climbers perish on Everest and A Hard Day is great fun
An Asian man from Reno, another dystopian future for teens and a couple of faith-based films fill out the schedule
Sep 17th, 2015
A third Hobbit, a new Annie and a persecuted genius in The Imitation Game
Also check out The Vancouver Asahi for a bit of local history seen through Japanese eyes.
Dec 19th, 2014
Apes rampage, Keira Knightley sings and Roger Ebert gets a review of his own life
And also note the return of two master directors: Bertolucci and Jodorowsky
Jul 11th, 2014
Jack Ryan, Charles Dickens, plus singing oil sands workers and Canada’s “best” films
A mobile spy, a revered writer and a cross-dressing entrepreneur are featured in the new movies this week.
Jan 16th, 2014
Four stars for Anna Karenina, less for Hitchcock, Killing Them Softly and Back to 1942
Keira Knightley plays literature’s elegant but most suffering-for-love woman, Anna Karenina.
Nov 30th, 2012
Brave, four new indies (including a must-see) and Hot Docs reviewed
Brave is like a newly-found Grimm Brothers fairy tale except for one very independent princess.
Jun 22nd, 2012
The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method, Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Contraband
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?
Jan 12th, 2012
Pirates of the Caribbean, Last Night, The Beaver and a batch of other new films (plus a few old ones)
Johnny Depp is back in his most famous role, Cpt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean #4. Read more about its joys and its disappointments.
May 20th, 2011