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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
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and then rampant juvenilia with Hellboy
And more: the real Mary Magdalene story; the origin of Stockholm syndrome and a growing young again fantasy called Little. (Plus, three also rans).
Apr 11th, 2019
Impossible Tom Cruise stunts, teen life in Eighth Grade and real journalism in Shock & Awe
Plus class and race issues in Blindspotting, three good ones at the VanCity, and, for the kids, Teen Titans playing around with the movies
Jul 26th, 2018
Han Solo’s back story, a style maven’s triumph and a small festival of indie films
Another week, another blockbuster. Solo is the new one and that’s three in theatres right now and more lined up to come. If they’re not your thing you could take the advice the Wall Street Journal...
May 24th, 2018
No to Will Ferrell in Get Hard; yes to Queen & Country, It Follows and White God
Will Ferrell has made some good ones, like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Get Hard is not an equal. Better to check out John Boorman’s new one, a Hungarian animal rebellion or a creepy teen...
Mar 26th, 2015
More VIFF picks to start the week: Vancouver Asahi, The Fool, Everything Will Be
Hollywood dreams and a Vancouver baseball team lead off today
Sep 29th, 2014
New slang and new self-awareness for native teens in Vancouver high schools
Seven native teenagers stand under a bus shelter bench at Commercial Drive and Broadway in East Vancouver. The teens toss jokes back and forth. Some smoke, others pace around. They gesture and talk....
Apr 13th, 2011
Matt Damon In Iraq, Robert Pattinson in New York and a Feisty Teen in England Top the New Movies This Week
The Iraq war is suddenly back in movie theaters, in three films. Matt Damon mixes action and eye-opening expose in his new one. (Read more)
Mar 12th, 2010