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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
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
More VIFF recommendations: a Haida tale, sailing with refugees and a cheeky Bible story
Also an edifying rural tale by a master Iranian filmmaker
Oct 3rd, 2018
VIFF picks: New work from Patricia Rozema, a cinematic ode to our mountains and some very funny Animal Behaviour
Also science whiz kids, a kid tragedy in a Welsh summer, a Palestinian girl with ambitions and refugees on the move
Oct 1st, 2018
Yeti meets Smallfoot, and from VIFF, Transit and Colette, both excellent
Plus other VIFF picks: Kingsway, very local, Firecrackers, Parallel’s time shifting, constant dancing at Le Grand Bal and Maria Callas, as she saw herself
Sep 28th, 2018
Seven films to see in VIFF's first few days
Viewers can check out six good documentaries and one shocking holiday tale.
Sep 26th, 2018
Michael Moore's hope in the Trump era; The Wife’s marriage seems happy and Life Itself can bring tears
There’s also a muddled children’s film about a house haunted by a clock and a teen film about girls who fight back
Sep 20th, 2018
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor and bad blood Under the Tree
Also Nicolas Cage really flips out over Mandy and The Cakemaker romances his lover’s widow
Sep 13th, 2018
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories of the swinging 60s
Also: a tulips and Mafia fantasy in Italy and the troubling lives of three skateboarders
Sep 6th, 2018
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high profile line-up
Both The Hummingbird Project and The Front Runner have Canadian connections
Sep 5th, 2018
Reviews of Juliet, Naked (stars and fans), Searching (stories via computer) and Generation Wealth (examining excess)
Also: a Buddhist tale of reincarnation, watching a chaotic childhood and gagging with the horrors of war
Aug 31st, 2018
Reviews: The Bookshop, classy, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, gay conversion slammed, and 1945, post-war ill will
Also: Support the Girls, in the serving staff, Papillon, in and out of an infamous prison, Breath, grow up and surf, The Happytime Murders, of puppets, and Little Italy, love and rival pizzas
Aug 24th, 2018