Mexico

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

Gender war and wit in France, battling drug gangs in Mexico and sharp new images from under the sea

A few film notes to start … The VanCity Theatre is about to kick off its annual series of films for Black History month. It seems less necessary these days with Green Book, Beale Street, Black...

Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a best, Mary Queen of Scots, not an equal

Also a rare Peter Jackson-produced dud, a toned-down Deadpool re-release, a self-destructive country singer and a Clint Eastwood film under-promoted around here

One new film, with fireworks, and my picks for the year’s best

I’ve only got one new film to evaluate this week and a whole bunch to praise as the best of 2017. The new one is first.   BRIMSTONE & GLORY: You think it's neat sitting down on the beach at...

Canadian flights scheduled to resume after Hurricane Patricia weakens

Canadians in Mexico pitched in to help prepare - but Category-5 monster dissipated soon after making landfall.

Robert Redford takes a walk, Steve Jobs pushes his gadgets and a new Transporter runs the road

And of special note: Latin America is featured in both a festival and some vigilante action

Bestselling author John Vaillant's road to "The Jaguar's Children"

Vancouver Author John Vaillant discusses his latest book, "The Jaguar's Children," and how he became a best selling writer.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors: an autistic boy's journey

An autistic boy in New York gets lost in the subway system for 11 days in a bold new film by Sam Fleischner.

VIFF picks for Wednesday and Thursday

Ralph Fiennes plays Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones his out-of-wedlock lover in The Invisible Woman

A Little Bit of Magic at the Chan

Abundance. That was a word that came up frequently during Lila Downs’ set at The Chan Centre on Sunday night. This Mexican-aboriginal-British-American performer is full of it. She sang for just under...