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Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a director's story and dreams in animation
And more: a calming Little Forest, a Free Trip to Egypt to connect with Muslims and two Film Noirs by a woman director
Aug 2nd, 2019
Three true stories: about Vincent van Gogh, a Sikh-Canadian boxer and a prosecutor at Nuremberg
Also a caution about too much star-gazing, a master filmmaker’s latest from Turkey and three more from the European Film Festival
Nov 30th, 2018
Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of modern politics and the perils of war reporting
Also an ingenious take on the migrant crisis, and a second appreciation this year of Ingmar Bergman that adds to what we already know from the first
Nov 8th, 2018
Free-spirited Swedish pop star Tove Lo plays the Vogue: Photo Highlights
Swedish singer and songwriter Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson played at the Vogue yesterday. You're probably wondering: who the heck is that? Ebba realized her Swedish name may be an obstacle as an...
Oct 7th, 2015
Movies about our digital age, a dirty history, a judge on trial and a beloved children’s book
And a hit Swedish film takes a funny tour through history.
Oct 9th, 2014
Three VIFF picks for Monday including the funniest film in the festival
A bride has just learned a shocking truth about her new husband in the laugh riot Wild Tales
Oct 6th, 2014
New at the movies: modern takes on a popular fairy tale, the bad old west and life on a farm
Angelina Jolie sparks as the wicked fairy Maleficent
May 29th, 2014
Of Monsters and Men Erupts at The Orpheum
I kind of have a thing for Europe. Specifically Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. The bands and musicians that come from that area seem to have a greater appreciation for music (so do the fans)...
May 15th, 2013
Thousands of gay marriages from Canada may not be legal
The Canadian government is arguing that thousands of same-sex couples who travelled to Canada to get married are not legally wed, according to The Globe and Mail. The government is contending...
Jan 12th, 2012
European Union Film Festival kicks off Friday
The 14th European Union Film Festival (EUFF) starts this Friday (Nov 25 - Dec 8) to showcase the most compelling, engaging award winning films across the Atlantic Ocean...
Nov 24th, 2011