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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Smile with the Joker, at VIFF grieve along with Daughter and protect our coast for the whales
Also: explore Niagara Falls for its reputation and catch a couple of notable German films
Oct 4th, 2019
At VIFF, new work by Juliette Binoche, Belgium’s Dardenne Brothers and Quebec’s François Girard
Plus a shameful case of indigenous hurt in Canada, an extraordinary mother from Germany and an ancient play made contemporary in both Sicily and Beirut
Oct 2nd, 2019
New VIFF picks: Modern work by Ken Loach, hot for teacher in England and a bad dad in Iran
Also safe cryptocurrency explained, I think
Sep 29th, 2019
Judy Garland revived; a yeti wonderfully animated and more picks to see at VIFF
Including three superior Canadian films, two men acting up a storm in a lighthouse and another visit with 12 now long-time friends
Sep 27th, 2019
Some early Film Festival picks, including my #1
Films from Morocco, Spain, Korea, California and Hamilton, Ontario. Plus, a documentary about a scary future
Sep 24th, 2019
Coming back to Downton Abbey, Brad Pitt on a space trip in Ad Astra and Robbie Robertson’s tales of The Band
Also: some angry race relations, a cool Miles Davis, a Chinese surprise and a 5th from John Rambo
Sep 19th, 2019
Angry history in Official Secrets, dubious flash in Hustlers and a muddle in The Goldfinch
VIFF has just added this: Michael Moore will be here to show and give a creator talk about the film that made his career: Roger and Me. It was the most popular documentary where it premiered at VIFF...
Sep 12th, 2019
Stephen King’s evil clown is back, A Colony leads three good Quebec films and young players learn their music and tour
Also a creepy art project and protest in The Proposal
Sep 5th, 2019
VIFF announces the opener, closer and a very promising schedule for this year’s festival
A scene from Parasite, the Cannes winner that will be also screen at VIFF
Sep 4th, 2019
Brittany vs her image, Mexican kids vs the drug cartels and the history of Fiddler on the Roof
Also the danger in some everyday products you use and another Canadian comedy with excitable Italians
Aug 29th, 2019