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More action from Spider-Man, a pagan cult in Midsommar and Wild Rose hurting to sing country
Also: Because We Are Girls, a stunning real story from here in BC, and Too Late To Die Young, a Chilean film that hides its politics
Jul 4th, 2019
Another hit of Trainspotting for happy cynics, Power Rangers for the kids and Life for space horror fans
Also new films with Kristen Stewart, Woody Harrelson, seniors in Toronto reclaiming their life and family yearnings in Japan
Mar 23rd, 2017
More X-Men, another Alice fantasy and two films about the status of women
There are five of these “smaller” films: Love & Friendship, Sunset Song, The Boy and the Beast, Truman and Borealis
May 27th, 2016
Scottish climber lives to tell tale of attack by grizzly in the Rockies
Greg Boswell says he's "OK, just a little shook up and sore," after attack near Banff.
The Canadian Press
Dec 1st, 2015
New angst from Woody Allen, boxing by Jake Gyllenhaal and killer stories in 'The Look of Silence'
... And much more, including a film all in sign language, a Scottish musical, a Chinese re-made rom-com, and the attack of killer arcade games from outer space.
Jul 24th, 2015
Lessons from the UK: why Canada needs proportional representation
Britain, the so-called birthplace of democracy, has just come through another wasteful, unbalanced, damaging first-past-the-post (FPTP) national election. And although two-thirds of Britons would...
May 9th, 2015
VIFF picks for the weekend, including a near-masterpiece from Germany
Nina Hoss in Phoenix, trying to figure out if her husband betrayed her to the Nazis
Oct 3rd, 2014
Photos: Franz Ferdinand plays the Commodore
Lead singer and guitarist Alex Kapranos and his Scottish Indie rock band Franz Ferdinand plays to a sold out crowd at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.
Apr 27th, 2014
Hit and Run and Premium Rush, Trump bullies critics, Jane Fonda and Frank Langella play seniors and ghost stories go Boo
They come in pairs this week: two chase movies; two about seniors and two ghost stories.
Aug 24th, 2012
Mayor Robertson and Counc. Carr busted in 'greenest city' Scottification scam
Secret tapes reveal shocking hidden cultural agenda for Vancouver.
David P. Ball
Dec 20th, 2011