Vancouver films

Kong is big but unremarkable, Window Horses is diverse and whimsical and The Last Word welcomes back Shirley MacLaine

And notice especially the passionate defense of journalistic courage in All Governments Lie

Mid-week VIFF picks: Preggoland, Two Step, Mr. Turner and more

 Jason Reitman, of Juno fame, has a new film. Alex R. Johnson has his first. And Sonja Bennett may have a hit with the first one she’s written. For different reasons, they’re my next picks for...

Captain America Takes on Robert Redford; Donald Rumsfeld doesn’t give an inch and Jason Priestley makes a movie

Comic book fantasy mixes with real-world politics at the movies this week.

Noah and his ark like you’ve never seen before, plus two Vancouver and a lot of French films

Russell Crowe is the moody zealot and ark builder Noah.

Movie recommendations for the last three days of VIFF 2013

The VIFF judges picked The Dick Knost Show as their best B.C. Film

A few VIFF picks for the weekend, including Le Week-End

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan spend their anniversary in Paris but find a lot has changed

VIFF picks for Wednesday and Thursday

Ralph Fiennes plays Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones his out-of-wedlock lover in The Invisible Woman

VIFF picks for Monday and Tuesday

There’s droll and oddball humor in the popular Dutch film Matterhorn

Amour is cinema art, Quartet, The Last Stand and Camera Shy entertain

Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant, two veterans of classic French films, re-appear in the intensely emotional Amour.

Earth Day Lingers and Jennifer Lopez, an Oscar-winning Mystery from Argentina and a Sad Local Computer Tale Arrive

Do you love this planet? A Disney film and a festival let you keep on marking Earth Day a while longer, although there are alternatives. (Read more)