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Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary...
Renowned Tibetan monk Mingyur Rinpoche to speak in Vancouver
Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed
Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada,...
Your numerology cycles June 1–15
Mission Control: "Ce qu'on attend de moi"
Aladdin drops in again, the Booksmart girls wonder what...
Photos: Elle King shakes up Vancouver
Broaching a Bake-off w/o a recipe
Violence and style from John Wick, bios of two history...
Now that the final stages of death and dying are happening to me...
I have a raft of doctors. And I now have them all over the country on account of my rare tumour and the collective expertise of the neuro-specialists at Toronto Western Hospital. Toronto...
Jul 11th, 2011
The King’s Speech, The Tourist, Black Swan, Trigger and Enter the Void
England’s King George VI had to struggle against a stuttering handicap. Now Colin Firth gives an award-worthy portrayal in The King’s Speech. (read more)
Dec 10th, 2010
A young woman fights for independence, despite personal tragedy
In 2008, I met a young woman who had more barriers than most girls. Maria* was 17 when I met her. Her mother had just died from cancer. She was diagnosed with borderline autism as a child and had a...
Loretta A. Cella
Nov 13th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for the last two days: Thursday & Friday
My picks for the last two days include Incendies, the VIFF film that shook me the most. Also a ghost story, thoughts on marriage and one very speedy bank robber. (read more)
Oct 13th, 2010