VIFF

Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high profile line-up

Both The Hummingbird Project and The Front Runner have Canadian connections

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...

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.

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

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

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...

News and notes from the VIFF look-ahead press conference

Wonderstruck, from a YA novel, is the VIFF closing film this year.

Seven new VIFF picks take us to dramas in Massachusetts, Paris and Belgium

… and then on to Hollywood, Italy, Hong Kong and more

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

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