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Ordinary Love, superb, three superior Canadian films and...
The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Check Your Privilege @ Gateway, Arts Club
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...
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
Aug 29th, 2019
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...
Jan 31st, 2019
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
Dec 13th, 2018
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...
Dec 28th, 2017
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.
The Canadian Press
Oct 24th, 2015
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
Sep 3rd, 2015
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.
May 5th, 2015
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.
Sep 30th, 2013
VIFF picks for Wednesday and Thursday
Ralph Fiennes plays Charles Dickens and Felicity Jones his out-of-wedlock lover in The Invisible Woman
Sep 30th, 2013
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...
Apr 25th, 2013