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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...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
Your numerology cycles December 16–31
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a...
Cognitive dissonance on LNG as B.C. pursues climate goals
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets to the screen and World War I is re-visioned
Also: Holmes and Watson take a pass, it seems
Dec 23rd, 2018
Green Book, the film of the year so far, plus new visits by Robin Hood and Ralph
Also, another Rocky-driven bout, patriarchy and medicine in old Vienna and the start of a brand new film festival
Nov 22nd, 2018
Films about a son’s addiction, the continuing assault on sharks and a Halloween killer's return
Also films on modern romance, politics and Thanksgiving, a youth version of Black Lives Matter, a hapless small town cop and some very funny animation from France
Oct 18th, 2018
Spike Lee takes on the KKK, McQueen reveals a fashion rebel and Summer 1993 offers a rare look at childhood
Also: a woman’s self-discovery in Puzzle, canine antics in Dog Days, creepy chills in The Crescent , and two other films explained but not reviewed
Aug 10th, 2018
A sailing yarn for summer; a parson’s turn to social responsibility and a quest for true love by an older woman
And much more: an environmental artist, young love crashing on a beach, colonial errors in South America and a black cop’s misdeeds here in Canada
May 31st, 2018
Canadians need to talk about racism and Islamophobia, legal advocacy groups say
A deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque is a "harsh reminder" of the reality of Islamophobia, and citizens and politicians need to talk more openly about racism in Canadian society, legal advocacy...
Feb 1st, 2017
Before Harry Potter, before the Supreme Court and a better teen comedy filmed in Surrey
Also an unusual musical, a recycled orchestra, a real estate rebel and the Canadian filmmakers who fooled NASA
Nov 18th, 2016
VIFF picks with music, scary ships, a relaxing garden and three unusual dramas
It’s back. The Vancouver International Film Festival opens up tomorrow for its 35th year. Fans have been planning their schedules for days, even a week or two, wondering can they get from...
Sep 28th, 2016
Tina Fey goes to war; Judy Hopps goes to Zootopia and cultures clash in the Amazon
Also a Norwegian disaster movie, The Wave, machine gun attacks in London Has Fallen and a killer barber in The Legend of Barney Thompson
Mar 3rd, 2016
Survival and revenge in The Revenant, Italian films old and new and Canada’s 10 Best
Also a horror thriller that loses its way in The Forest
Jan 7th, 2016