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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...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
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 25th, 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 6th, 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
Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and a local boy who shines in a mediocre movie
Also: documentaries about Toni Morrison and the power of water and an action thriller with Gerard Butler
Aug 22nd, 2019
Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is musically Blinded by the Light and a stunning history is uncovered
And in other films: Octavia Spencer accuses, Cate Blanchett breaks down, Julianne Moore manipulates, Leslie Jones faces the Angry Birds and four teen girls attract sharks
Aug 16th, 2019
Women mobsters in The Kitchen, country ways in Honeyland and TV journalism as Mike Wallace did it
Also: stardom as David Crosby endured it, a dystopian tale and a wise dog yarn, both filmed in Vancouver, and two more that I haven’t seen
Aug 8th, 2019
Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a director's story and dreams in animation
And more: a calming Little Forest, a Free Trip to Egypt to connect with Muslims and two Film Noirs by a woman director
Aug 2nd, 2019