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Wise talk by The Two Popes; a media circus for Richard Jewell and big action in Jumanji
Also: That Higher Level as a free gift from the National Film Board and a clumsy seasonal theme in The Kindness of Strangers
Dec 13th, 2019
Four good ones at VIFF take us to The Vatican, India, the Arctic and Hong Kong:
We watch two Popes, Hindu thugs, Ottawa’s control of the Inuit and a trippy dream in Hong Kong
Oct 7th, 2019
Anthony Hopkins playing with Transformers, Harmonium’s potent Japanese drama and something not to do on vacation
Also the only bank indicted for 2008’s financial crisis, a “nice Jewish girl” finally getting recognition for her photography and Keanu Reeves in a dystopian novelty
Jun 22nd, 2017
New Anthony Hopkins thriller to premiere at smalltown B.C. drive-in
A major motion picture shot in British Columbia will have it's premiere showing at a small Okanagan community's drive-in theatre. Blackway will hit theatres across North America on June 10, a week...
The Canadian Press
Apr 29th, 2016
Four stars for Anna Karenina, less for Hitchcock, Killing Them Softly and Back to 1942
Keira Knightley plays literature’s elegant but most suffering-for-love woman, Anna Karenina.
Nov 30th, 2012
Thor, Even the Rain, some hot documentaries and two tepid history lessons
Thor wants the summer blockbuster crown. Fast Five beat him to it last week. But does he bring any fun along with that giant hammer?
May 6th, 2011
McCabe and Mrs. Miller returns. The Illusionist, The Mechanic, Casino Jack, The Company Men and The Rite
Six new films arrive, and a 40-year-old masterpiece beats them all. McCabe and Mrs. Miller is back to help Vancouver celebrate. (Read more)
Jan 28th, 2011
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger at the Elgin Theatre
"Genius is a word that gets thrown around in festivals like this. Most of the time, it's not true. But sometimes it applies. And in this case, I'm talking about my cast," says Woody Allen at...
Sep 14th, 2010
Valentine’s Day, The Wolfman, Percy Jackson and Shah Rukh Khan Try to Compete with the Olympics
It’s a tough job pulling us away from the Olympics on TV. A few new films are trying though including this made-in-Vancouver fantasy. (read more)
Feb 12th, 2010