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Festival Ouverture: Tout de Suites
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
Tom Hanks on the run in Inferno and BC progress and tradition in Koneline
Also Demon updating a Jewish myth and Miss Hokusai explaining a Japanese icon
Oct 27th, 2016
New action with Tom Cruise, our Academy Awards hopeful and the return of a classic
And much more: two glimpses inside North Korea, a cool Canadian film, a cameraperson’s scrapbook and Ewan McGregor’s shaky debut as a director
Oct 20th, 2016
An unusual Accountant, a portrait of American Honey and some animated girl power
Also Martin Sheen as a priest, Carol Shields’ last novel now a movie and a BC award winner called Violent
Oct 14th, 2016
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 30th, 2016
Denzel and The Magnificent 7, great fun with Storks and Antonio’s science scrap in Altamira
Also a disappointing revenge quest by Kate Winslet as The Dressmaker
Sep 23rd, 2016