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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
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
Thor lightens up; Wonderstruck offers a time-spanning fantasy; Una is timely about sex abuse
Also harsh payback in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, nuns in training in Novitiate and more wild antics in A Bad Moms Christmas
Nov 2nd, 2017
Spectacular scenes at Dunkirk, poignant fantasy in A Ghost Story and movie treasures found in Dawson City
Also Marion Cotillard goes sexy in her latest film and Sikh history is corrected in The Black Prince
Jul 20th, 2017
Music people as seen by Terrence Malick, bank robbery as revenge by seniors and a Smurfy surprise
Also the seeds of David Lynch’s art, a wrestling rom-com and European films at the Reel to Real Festival
Apr 6th, 2017
A classic love story for Carol, the origins of Moby Dick and guilt in 3-D from Wim Wenders
Also a surreal essay on, well, almost everything by Laurie Anderson and a funny look at Canadian politics
Dec 10th, 2015
Peter Pan like never before; our soldiers fighting for Hyena Road and predatory capitalism invading 99 Homes
Also a true heroine named Malala, creepy thrills in Goodnight Mommy and prosecuting war criminals in Labyrinth of Lies
Oct 8th, 2015
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
Oscar-nominated shorts are special; Side Effects and Identity Thief, just ordinary
Paperman and Maggie Simpson are among the short films with Academy Award nominations this year.
Feb 7th, 2013
It's a wonderful time for the Oscars
It's been an underwhelming year for movies, but the Muppets will increase the ratings.
Feb 24th, 2012
The 2012 Academy Awards red carpet predictions
What will Hollywood's leading ladies be wearing at the Oscars this year? VO has predictions on all the big fashion labels on the red carpet.
Jan 29th, 2012
Murdered by America: "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
Why did David Fincher fix a movie that wasn't broken?
Linda Solomon Wood
Dec 28th, 2011