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King of Hearts trumps all jacks
More hacking exploits by Lisbeth Salander, gay aversion...
Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of...
War on Xmas: Ralphie gets a gun
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Melissa’s forgeries, Rami’s dead-on Freddie Mercury and a...
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Bro'hood: believe it or else...
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 2nd, 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
BP gets off too easy in Deepwater Horizon and BC looks gorgeous in Koneline, one of my VIFF picks
Also Tim Burton’s new one, a winner from Africa, a low-class comedy from the US and more film fest recommendations
Sep 29th, 2016
VIFF will open with Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins in Nova Scotia
And end with Terrence Malick contemplating the universe
Sep 7th, 2016
New VIFF picks including a shattering Holocaust drama and some climate change optimism
Hungary’s Son of Saul, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, BC’s Charlotte’s Song and Albert Mayles’ last one, In Transit
Oct 7th, 2015