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Another hit of Trainspotting for happy cynics, Power Rangers for the kids and Life for space horror fans

Also new films with Kristen Stewart, Woody Harrelson, seniors in Toronto reclaiming their life and family yearnings in Japan

More X-Men, another Alice fantasy and two films about the status of women

There are five of these “smaller” films: Love & Friendship, Sunset Song, The Boy and the Beast, Truman and Borealis

Scottish climber lives to tell tale of attack by grizzly in the Rockies

Greg Boswell says he's "OK, just a little shook up and sore," after attack near Banff.

New angst from Woody Allen, boxing by Jake Gyllenhaal and killer stories in 'The Look of Silence'

... And much more, including a film all in sign language, a Scottish musical, a Chinese re-made rom-com, and the attack of killer arcade games from outer space.
First past the post, Proportional representation, Canadian politics

Lessons from the UK: why Canada needs proportional representation

Britain, the so-called birthplace of democracy, has just come through another wasteful, unbalanced, damaging first-past-the-post (FPTP) national election. And although two-thirds of Britons would...

VIFF picks for the weekend, including a near-masterpiece from Germany

Nina Hoss in Phoenix, trying to figure out if her husband betrayed her to the Nazis
Photography by Craig Fleisch

Photos: Franz Ferdinand plays the Commodore

Lead singer and guitarist Alex Kapranos and his Scottish Indie rock band Franz Ferdinand plays to a sold out crowd at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.

Hit and Run and Premium Rush, Trump bullies critics, Jane Fonda and Frank Langella play seniors and ghost stories go Boo

They come in pairs this week: two chase movies; two about seniors and two ghost stories.

Mayor Robertson and Counc. Carr busted in 'greenest city' Scottification scam

Secret tapes reveal shocking hidden cultural agenda for Vancouver.