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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
Mar 10th, 2017
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...
Oct 1st, 2014
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.
Apr 3rd, 2014
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.
Mar 27th, 2014
Movie recommendations for the last three days of VIFF 2013
The VIFF judges picked The Dick Knost Show as their best B.C. Film
Oct 7th, 2013
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
Oct 2nd, 2013
VIFF picks for Wednesday and Thursday
Ralph Fiennes plays Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones his out-of-wedlock lover in The Invisible Woman
Sep 30th, 2013
VIFF picks for Monday and Tuesday
There’s droll and oddball humor in the popular Dutch film Matterhorn
Sep 30th, 2013
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.
Jan 18th, 2013
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)
Apr 19th, 2010