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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Check Your Privilege @ Gateway, Arts Club
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Some early Film Festival picks, including my #1
Films from Morocco, Spain, Korea, California and Hamilton, Ontario. Plus, a documentary about a scary future
Sep 24th, 2019
Films about Alita, a troubled cyborg, Mads, lost in the Arctic and Rebel lost in a dream
Also films attached to the big comedy festival in town right now
Feb 14th, 2019
Tom Hanks as a hero pilot, Robinson Crusoe mangled in animation and Hieronimus Bosch’s fantastic art up close
Also a scholarly-scandalous hybrid at The Academy of the Muses
Sep 8th, 2016
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
May 26th, 2016
Young adult action in Insurgent and two wonderful road movies
Spain’s Living is Easy With Eyes Closed and China’s Lost and Love are worth seeking out
Mar 20th, 2015
Two sides of the American way: Man of Steel and Dirty Wars. Also, a Spanish Snow White and The East
Superman is back with a new suit and a new attitude
Jun 13th, 2013
Spain's Princess Letizia: royal, but not immune to sexism in media
A divorced journalist will be the future Queen of Spain. Letizia Ortiz, an educated woman, is judged harshly by the media for her appearance and marital status.
May 9th, 2012
You All are Captains: a film on filmmaking with Moroccan children
You All are Captains recounts the experiences of an European director teaching filmmaking to a group of disadvantaged children in Morocco.
Mar 5th, 2012
A Spanish caravan of films arrives Friday in Vancouver
Animation, documentaries and sweeping historical drama takes over Vancouver screens this week.
Feb 10th, 2012
A few more recommended films for VIFF’s last three days, Wed., Thurs. and Fri.
The Kid With a Bike brings a deeply affecting finale to the 30th anniversary VIFF
Oct 10th, 2011