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Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week
Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China
Jun 3rd, 2016
The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like
It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...
Apr 22nd, 2016
Must-see films for children (Frozen) and mature folks (Nebraska and Philomena)
Disney, Dern and Dench lead the pack this week in three wonderful films.
Nov 29th, 2013
Jack the Giant Slayer, 21 and Over and three valuable documentaries reviewed
Jack and the Beanstalk becomes a giant 3D spectacle but not for little kids
Feb 28th, 2013
Fashion maven Diana Vreeland has the most interesting film this week, not Parker or Hansel and Gretel
She promoted the bikini and blue jeans, 60s pop music and style. Diana Vreeland is fêted in a lively new documentary.
Jan 25th, 2013
Reviews of Moonrise Kingdom, Snow White, Bernie, Piranha 3DD and more, including two gems
Young love and old love contrast and compete in Wes Anderson’s quirky new film, Moonrise Kingdom.
May 31st, 2012
Valentine's Day: looking for a healthy other
Now that you're working towards becoming a “healthy me," you feel ready to hook up with a partner, someone to curl up with when the Vancouver weather gets nasty, someone to share the good times and...
Feb 4th, 2009
The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method, Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Contraband
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?
Jan 13th, 2012
Tangled and three new films aimed at American Thanksgiving audiences
You’ve never seen Rapunzel portrayed like this before but you’ll want to, in Disney’s Tangled. (read more)
Nov 24th, 2010
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 11: Sunday
Another very busy day at VIFF brings us two BC athletes, unexpected blasts at education and a kind of green energy and a harrowing and mysterious pre-Holocaust story. (read more)
Oct 10th, 2010