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A touching drama about dementia, a daredevil rock climb and another 007 spoof
Also a teen’s life lessons from skateboarders and a cold war anachronism with submarines
Oct 25th, 2018
Big sequels to Mamma Mia and The Equalizer plus Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant’s return with Don’t Worry …
More? How about Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein, Arrhythmia, the real Russia, Prodigals, a BC look eastward, and memories of horror with The Accountant of Auschwitz
Jul 20th, 2018
Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival
And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn
Mar 2nd, 2018
Federal Court opens door for former KGB employee to rejoin family in Canada
Mikhail Lennikov voluntarily left six years of church sanctuary in Vancouver just months before a Federal Court overturned his failed application for permanent residence.
The Canadian Press
Jan 6th, 2016
Canadian author Ruth Ozeki wins Russian literary award from heir of Leo Tolstoy
Canadian author wins prestigious Russian literary award from Leo Tolstoy's great-great grandson.
Oct 31st, 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
Asteroid apocalypse presents unique culinary challenges
A run-down of 5 Asteroid Apocalypse Culinary Quandaries and suggested recipes and solutions.
Oct 11th, 2013
Failed apocalypse cries out for stupidity award
Many concerned citizens went to great lengths in preparation for the Mayan apocalypse of 2012. For the record, it didn’t happen. And while most of us are simply left with an overstocked pantry full...
Jan 21st, 2013
Four stars for Anna Karenina, less for Hitchcock, Killing Them Softly and Back to 1942
Keira Knightley plays literature’s elegant but most suffering-for-love woman, Anna Karenina.
Nov 30th, 2012
Exxon nabs Arctic oil deal with Russia
Exxon Mobil has won a deal to explore oil in the Russian part of the Arctic region. The company reached a deal with Rosneft, Russia's state oil company -- earlier this year, a similar deal was...
Aug 30th, 2011