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B'way meta-magic @ Malkin
Big sequels to Mamma Mia and The Equalizer plus Joaquin...
Your numerology cycles July 16–31
Breach of the Bard
You're toast, YVR
Wave a wand to win class war
The Rock to the rescue again, brothers separated at birth...
Les Miz: stagecraft to die for
Born-again bliss @ Chan
Han Solo’s back story, a style maven’s triumph and a small festival of indie films
Another week, another blockbuster. Solo is the new one and that’s three in theatres right now and more lined up to come. If they’re not your thing you could take the advice the Wall Street Journal...
May 24th, 2018
Borg vs McEnroe, one of two real-life male contests in today’s VIFF picks
The other shows Engels prodding Marx to get more revolutionary. Plus, ratings of two other films.
Oct 10th, 2017
Five more films worth catching at VIFF
Including an early award winner, a wildly funny party, a sad Swedish parallel to our treatment of indigenous people and the star architect who designed our latest hi-rise
Oct 9th, 2017
Penelope Cruz sends up movie people and a bit of politics in The Queen of Spain, one of my VIFF picks
Also: Arty types get their due in The Square and Western finds today’s European colonialism
Oct 3rd, 2017
What to see at the film festival: here are a few early picks
VIFF starts today. The Vancouver International Film Festival is showing over 300 films this year. Even though many of those are shorts there’s no way anybody can catch all or even most of them. Some...
Sep 28th, 2017
News and notes from the VIFF look-ahead press conference
Wonderstruck, from a YA novel, is the VIFF closing film this year.
Sep 6th, 2017
Seven new VIFF picks take us to dramas in Massachusetts, Paris and Belgium
… and then on to Hollywood, Italy, Hong Kong and more
Oct 11th, 2016
Black rage in The Birth of a Nation, countering Holocaust Denial and more VIFF picks
Also Two Lovers and a Bear with Tatiana Maslany and The Girl on the Train with Emily Blunt
Oct 7th, 2016
Heartrending welfare stories in I, Daniel Blake and reviews of five other films at VIFF
They include films on the arms industry, an infamous piece of TV history and fictions about a gay birdwatcher, a hockey tough guy and teen lovers on the run
Oct 5th, 2016
Issue films at VIFF: the harm that blue jeans do, a woman fights a developer and Tony Blair cashes in
Also the future of energy and a tragic drama from India based on a Chekhov story
Oct 3rd, 2016