Canadian films

A new and creepy It, perky Reese in Home Again and a contrary view of those volatile Paris suburbs

Also a fun trip with an elephant named Pop-Aye and bizarre doings in the Canadian film Blood Honey

Ghost in the Shell, weak, The Zookeeper’s Wife, muddled, and The Boss Baby, great fun

Also notice the choreography super star Mr. Gaga and the one-time pop-up O, Brazen Age

A new and splendid Beauty and the Beast plus two contrasting Canadian films, the Goon sequel and Weirdos

And so much more: a defense of trees, a city tour with cats, a plane hijacker’s own story, disaster experiences from Japan and a subtle English novel squeezed into a movie.

Ben-Hur re-made again, a modernized western and one of the best animated films of the year

Also: women and Wall Street in Equity, a moving drama of Little Men growing up and two Canadian films with broken families

Meryl Streep sings again, a politician crashes and Disney brings another fine family film

You can also watch Brian Cranston outwit drug dealers, a top Nazi get targeted, an Toronto everyman flounder, wine collectors get scammed and Seth Rogen curdle your ears with some R-rated animation

Classics re-done in a Disney sequel, a literary history and a home-made copy of a blockbuster

Also Canadian angles on burlesque and dysfunctional families and breaking procedure in a French courtroom

A stunning Holocaust drama, young adults battling invaders and Robert De Niro in a stinker

Also Noam Chomsky on the seeds of inequality and Canada’s first 3-D movie rediscovered

Room, Haida Gwaii among top picks for VIFF this week

Room is a gem, Haida Gwaii a paradise, Remember a well-acted implausibility and Amina Profile recalls an international deception

Syrian refugee crisis, Surrey gangs and Haida Gwaii tragedy among powerful topics covered by VIFF films

As blockbuster movies dominate the theatres, VIFF showcases ambitious, engaging and challenging films from around the world.

New movies in Vancouver

  It’s a Canada weekend. That’s represented in three new films getting the usual short play in theaters and, on Sunday, the Canadian Screen Awards on TV. They celebrate excellence though not...
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