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A touching drama about dementia, a daredevil rock climb and another 007 spoof
Also a teen’s life lessons from skateboarders and a cold war anachronism with submarines
Oct 25th, 2018
Five movies about women and a Johnny Depp dud
Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lopez star in three of the new movies with women’s stories.
Jan 23rd, 2015
Into The Storm, wild; 100-Foot Journey, pleasant and Calvary, a priest in crisis
Notice also how music can help fight dementia in Alive Inside
Aug 8th, 2014
After Earth, Now You See Me, a new documentary with Roméo Dallaire and four other films reviewed
Will Smith and his son Jaden make a nerve-racking visit to our planet in the space adventure After Earth
May 28th, 2013
Drugs targeting blood vessels may be candidates for treating Alzheimer’s
University of British Columbia researchers have successfully normalized the production of blood vessels in the brain of mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by immunizing them with amyloid beta, a...
Mar 6th, 2013
A few more recommended films for VIFF’s last three days, Wed., Thurs. and Fri.
The Kid With a Bike brings a deeply affecting finale to the 30th anniversary VIFF
Oct 10th, 2011
Some challenges facing Canada's health care system
OTTAWA -- Despite a 10-year agreement to invest in and fix Canada's health-care system, there are significant challenges that remain. The Canadian Nurses Association has identified several key ones...
The Canadian Press
May 29th, 2011
One of the distinct pleasures of being a retired geezer is taking a break mid-morning for a second cup of coffee and the New York Times crossword puzzle.
Feb 17th, 2011
The 1985 film, Cocoon, (trailer above) is a fantasy about redemption from old age. In real life, aging is something you just have to get used to, the author of a new VO blog says.
Feb 4th, 2011