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Lady Gaga

Chloe meets Greta, Ruben Brandt steals art and Jean-Luc Godard ponders the state of the world in his Image Book

Also dancers on an acid trip in Climax and four other movies not available for review

A Star is Born, a triumph, The Sisters Brothers, Canadian-American, and new VIFF picks like The Happy Prince

Also Marvel’s newest and VIFF’s looking back at the disco and jazz eras, thinking about democracy and watching youth in two countries get into trouble

Reviews of Captain Phillips, Watermark, Romeo and Juliet, Haute Cuisine and more

Tom Hanks is captured by Somali pirates in the true story of Captain Phillips

Vancouver punk rockers Childsplay sweep the West with anti-bullying tour

The Mohican-haired lead singer leaped across the stage, screaming into the mike and slamming on his guitar as his drummer let loose his machine-gun blast beats in the finest traditions of Vancouver...

Why do girls like Instagram?

Instagram, the hottest app recently acquired by Facebook, allows for easy editing and sharing. What do girls like about this application and why is it so popular?

Kazaky in Madonna's new "Girl Gone Wild" video

Buzz surrounding Ukrainian all male dance group Kazaky increases with appearance in Madonna's new "Girls Gone Wild" music video.

Japanese idol Kyary Pamyu Pamyu comes under the Illuminati microscope

The eccentric pop star becomes a target of a North American conspiracy theory.

Holiday make-up guide: 5 eye-catching looks

This season it's all about the allure of your eyes.  Cat CallNo, it's not that one. But the drama of this look will certainly draw much attention to your peepers. Rock a fierce cat eye this...

Justin Bieber “Most Elfed Celebrity”

Justin Bieber elfed, busts out groovy dance moves.

Halloween advice for procrastinators

Halloween, like other major holidays, separates people into two categories. As October 31 approaches, some are busy adding the final flourishes to painstakingly crafted costumes, anxiously waiting...