Room

The Revenant and Mad Max lead the Academy Awards nominations

 OSCAR NOMINATIONS: They came down today close to what most observers expected. With a few surprises. The Revenant, with 12, got too many, I think. And with two slots for Best Picture left blank...

Two new films and 10 favorites of 2015

Only two new ones this week, both at the Van City Theatre. And even though one of them is a three-parter, I’ve got room to look back on a pretty good movie year and pick my favourites.   Here’s...

Creepy brilliance in Room, lament for TV news in Truth and political games in Our Brand Is Crisis

Also night moves in Berlin, royal intrigue in old China and Bradley Cooper as a chef in England

Room, Haida Gwaii among top picks for VIFF this week

Room is a gem, Haida Gwaii a paradise, Remember a well-acted implausibility and Amina Profile recalls an international deception

BookNet Canada's August bestseller lists

This fall, everyone is picking up a book, and with good cause: The Vancouver International Writers Festival is coming up in October, so let's all help promote Canadian and international writers...

Booker Prize nominee Emma Donoghue speaks Wednesday night at the Vancouver Writers Festival

I catch Irish-Canadian author and Booker Prize nominee Emma Donoghue for a phone interview shortly after she gets to her hotel on Granville Island. We have about 30 minutes.