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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
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...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Will Smith and Eddie Murphy come back strong, Meryl Streep follows the money and one final VIFF pick
And there’s more: a scathing portrait of Trump’s role model and Xavier Dolan’s latest look at “friendship”
Oct 10th, 2019
Four good ones at VIFF take us to The Vatican, India, the Arctic and Hong Kong:
We watch two Popes, Hindu thugs, Ottawa’s control of the Inuit and a trippy dream in Hong Kong
Oct 7th, 2019
Smile with the Joker, at VIFF grieve along with Daughter and protect our coast for the whales
Also: explore Niagara Falls for its reputation and catch a couple of notable German films
Oct 4th, 2019
At VIFF, new work by Juliette Binoche, Belgium’s Dardenne Brothers and Quebec’s François Girard
Plus a shameful case of indigenous hurt in Canada, an extraordinary mother from Germany and an ancient play made contemporary in both Sicily and Beirut
Oct 2nd, 2019
New VIFF picks: Modern work by Ken Loach, hot for teacher in England and a bad dad in Iran
Also safe cryptocurrency explained, I think
Sep 29th, 2019
Judy Garland revived; a yeti wonderfully animated and more picks to see at VIFF
Including three superior Canadian films, two men acting up a storm in a lighthouse and another visit with 12 now long-time friends
Sep 27th, 2019
Some early Film Festival picks, including my #1
Films from Morocco, Spain, Korea, California and Hamilton, Ontario. Plus, a documentary about a scary future
Sep 24th, 2019
VIFF announces the opener, closer and a very promising schedule for this year’s festival
A scene from Parasite, the Cannes winner that will be also screen at VIFF
Sep 4th, 2019
VIFF picks: Fun with the Italian Mafia, tension with Ben the addict and what’s with this piece by Banksy?
Also some rule-breaking flamenco and two war stories from the Balkans, one by a Vancouverite.
Oct 9th, 2018
VIFF picks to start a new week, from Italy, Poland and, an unsettling one, from right here
Also a comedy with bite from the Czech Republic and a not so good hostage drama with opera singing inserted
Oct 7th, 2018