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Films about race and poverty in Paris, low-life exuberance in London and Werner Herzog re-tracing a friend’s quest
Also: damning memories from and since the Viet Nam war, an innovative dance choreographer in 3-D, the latest unhinged act by Nicolas Cage and a new but unseen version of The Turn of the Screw
Jan 23rd, 2020
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories of the swinging 60s
Also: a tulips and Mafia fantasy in Italy and the troubling lives of three skateboarders
Sep 6th, 2018
Films with a pre-Rebel James Dean, Tom Hardy as twin gangsters and a future queen at play
Also corruption in Russia, resisting oppression in Iran and new movies from Europe and Vancouver
Dec 4th, 2015
TOPSHOP Unique and Ryan Lo at London Fashion Week
Topshop brings high-street fashion into couture-worthy pieces on the catwalk during London Fashion Week.
Feb 16th, 2014
I Am Nasrine is a great rendition of a common theme
At times the film has remarkable subtlety, and at others, it is in-your-face emotional.
Feb 8th, 2013
Robert Redford launches Sundance in London
Actor, filmmaker and activist Robert Redford launched the inaugural Sundance London Film and Music Festival at a press conference in London today. Redford was joined by John Cooper, Director of...
Apr 26th, 2012
Sundance London review: LUV
Set in Baltimore, LUV follows 11 year-old Woody (Michael Rainey jr.) as he spends the day with his Uncle Vincent (Common), recently released from prison. Written and directed by Sheldon Candis, the...
Apr 24th, 2012
Amy Winehouse's dad thinks alcohol detox killed her
Final medical results aren't in, but he thinks a withdrawal-related seizure claimed her.
Sep 9th, 2011
Fall into colour
This season, it's all about colour and decades of styles. Look towards the 40s and 70s as sources of inspiration, but with a modern and tailored twist. Colour me reckless With little of what's...
Aug 31st, 2011
Review into Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot to be released this week
Authors studied causes, police role, lessons learned (or not) from riot in '94 -- and how to avoid a repeat in future.
The Canadian Press
Aug 29th, 2011