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Dessert-as-appetizer @ Van Opera
Films about a son’s addiction, the continuing assault on...
Graceful ageing, with help from friends
Shave and a haircut => ragout!
Your numerology cycles October 16–31
Three films of big journeys: to the moon, to a seedy motel...
VIFF picks: Fun with the Italian Mafia, tension with Ben...
VIFF picks to start a new week, from Italy, Poland and, an...
The road to hell: B.C. will struggle to meet its emissions...
A Star is Born, a triumph, The Sisters Brothers, Canadian-...
45 Years, a gem about seniors; big-sea action in The Finest Hours, and short Oscar hopefuls
Also Al Purdy, a Canadian poet you should know more about, and a young boy’s angst in The Demons
Jan 29th, 2016
Furious 7, Woman in Gold and While We’re Young: reviews
Car stunts, court cases and unease about aging lead a long and varied movie menu for Easter
Apr 2nd, 2015
Vancouver Movies: Three newly arrived films and looking back at my best 10 of 2014
Boyhood is my choice for best film of last year
Jan 1st, 2015
New at the movies: modern takes on a popular fairy tale, the bad old west and life on a farm
Angelina Jolie sparks as the wicked fairy Maleficent
May 29th, 2014
The real story of the Canadian-Iran caper; Atom Egoyan’s take on the West Memphis 3 and I, Frankenstein
Ken Taylor on the Iran Hostage crisis, as well as three legally-railroaded teens and a new version of Frankenstein’s monster lead the new films this week
Jan 24th, 2014
A few VIFF picks for the weekend, including Le Week-End
Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan spend their anniversary in Paris but find a lot has changed
Oct 2nd, 2013
VIFF picks for Thursday and Friday: The Hunt, Liverpool, Breakfast With Curtis and three films with illegal immigrants
Mads Mikkelsen stars in The Hunt as a man falsely accused of child abuse.
Oct 4th, 2012
Best new movies to see in Vancouver this weekend
Starbuck is a Canadian film well worth celebrating. It played at VIFF and is now in general release.
Oct 14th, 2011
Films worth seeing this weekend at VIFF
Patrick Huard learns about family, growing up and fatherhood in Starbuck, the hit film from Quebec, screening at VIFF.
Oct 6th, 2011
50/50, Restless, Breakaway and VIFF picks for Days 3 and 4
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen find the lighter side of cancer in 50/50
Sep 30th, 2011