refugees

Yeti meets Smallfoot, and from VIFF, Transit and Colette, both excellent

Plus other VIFF picks: Kingsway, very local, Firecrackers, Parallel’s time shifting, constant dancing at Le Grand Bal and Maria Callas, as she saw herself

Matt Damon as a suburbanite; Andrew Garfield as a polio victim and Ai Weiwei tracking the refugee crisis

Bit of a break this week; only a few new movies have arrived and two weren’t available for review. You can think ahead to next week when a whole batch arrives plus both the Jewish and the Asian Film...

Amy Adams does sci fi in Arrival, plus other women’s stories Our Little Sister and The Eagle Huntress

Also the refugee crisis in Fire at Sea and lurid scenes with The Handmaiden
Bill Gates at the Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference

Bill Gates says Trudeau's approach to immigration, refugees good for business

Canada's open approach to immigration and its willingness to welcome tens of thousands of Syrian refugees is an "enlightened" move that will benefit the country's business sector, Microsoft co-...

VIFF will open with Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins in Nova Scotia

And end with Terrence Malick contemplating the universe

George Clooney’s take on Wall Street, Dheepan’s refugee act and four more DOXA picks

  We’ve got two new films in town plus more to see at DOXA and if that’s not enough consider these: It’s Friday the 13th and if that calls for some horror entertainment here are two...

The Walk, Sicario and Coming Home and more VIFF picks

Reviews of The Walk, Sicario, Coming Home and at VIFF: Dheepan, Eadweard and Ellen Page’s latest

Government eases rules on Syrian refugee claims but maintains security paramount

Government will issue "thousands more," refugee visas, speed up applictions, and more diplomats to be posted overseas to help handle resettlement.

Mayor to join partners at new refugee housing construction project

This is adapated from a news alert by the City of Vancouver. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is joining with community partners to inspect construction progress of the new Immigrant Services Society...

More Paranormal Activity, a couple of VIFF favorites and word of a new film festival

Only one new movie this week: looking for chills inside the latest Paranormal Activity