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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
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Flashy adventure with the Guardians, corrosive poverty for Daniel Blake, Vancouver’s housing crisis on screen
Also America’s original celebrity chef and a crime that shakes two families
May 4th, 2017
BP gets off too easy in Deepwater Horizon and BC looks gorgeous in Koneline, one of my VIFF picks
Also Tim Burton’s new one, a winner from Africa, a low-class comedy from the US and more film fest recommendations
Sep 29th, 2016
The Big Short and Joy on American capitalism; Concussion on a sport hazard and Tarantino’s chatty new violence
Also a 90s favorite is remade: the new and different Point Break
Dec 23rd, 2015
Our best director goes Hollywood; two Chinese stars in a comic romp, J.D. Salinger’s story re-told and art thieves at work
Denis Villeneuve makes his first Hollywood film with Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano
Sep 19th, 2013