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Your numerology cycles April 16–30
Disney wildlife times two, a blast at American politics and...
Your numerology cycles April 1–15
More streaming ideas take you to Brazil, low-life China and...
Movie theatres are shut down, so what’s streaming?
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Three women lead off a long line-up of new movies in town
Pixar’s new one, Onward, new laughs from Greed and a new...
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
Ordinary Love, superb, three superior Canadian films and...
World War II
More streaming ideas take you to Brazil, low-life China and two Jesse Eisenberg films
As well as a cleverly-plotted trip to Barcelona thanks to Netflix
Mar 27th, 2020
Reviews of a Stephen King sequel, an old-style war movie and a fresh take on Christmas
Also fun amid the California wildfires (filmed in BC) and two film festivals, one new, one a regular
Nov 8th, 2019
More hacking exploits by Lisbeth Salander, gay aversion slammed in Boy Erased and a hypnotic mystery from Korea
Also a teen girl tries to escape her problems through improv theatre
Nov 8th, 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
Wonder Woman and some POWs in Land of Mine reflect on war while tragedy hits a jazzman
And is this week’s animated film good for your children?
Jun 1st, 2017
A true newsroom horror, a wartime horror exposed and comic relief in music
Also Tatiana Maslany and her real-life boyfriend in a bi-polar romance
Dec 1st, 2016
Masculine power tales in Doctor Strange, Hacksaw Ridge and Moonlight
Also Trolls, great for kids; Tower, notes on a mass shooting; Spa Night, two strains of male identity and Lavender, a Canadian Gothic
Nov 3rd, 2016
Mommy, a Canadian classic, Fury, an old war, The Best of Me, another Nicholas Sparks romance
Anne Dorval gives a powerful performance in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, Canada’s Academy Award entry. (Photo credit : Shayne Laverdière)
Oct 17th, 2014
VIFF picks for the weekend, including a near-masterpiece from Germany
Nina Hoss in Phoenix, trying to figure out if her husband betrayed her to the Nazis
Oct 3rd, 2014
Pompeii is buried, spies shoot up Europe and the nature of art is considered in the week’s new movies
A Toronto-generated vision of ancient Rome’s doomed city of Pompeii
Feb 21st, 2014