“What They Had”   “What They Had” is a moving drama about difficult decisions and the interplay of family members as they search for solutions. Bridget (Hilary Swank) is phoned from her home in California by her brother Nick (Michael Shannon), telling her that she is needed in Chicago to help solve a concern with … Read moreVIFF – “WHAT THEY HAD”


VIFF – the “Docs” “Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable”   The Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 is in full swing, providing movie lovers with a veritable gold mine of films to see every morning, afternoon and evening from now through October 12th. Contemporary World Cinema (including a special focus on both France and Italy), … Read moreVIFF – THE “DOCS”

VIFF 2018 – More to see…

    Here is a brief review of two more films you’ll soon be able to see at VIFF 2018. The Sisters Brothers   “The Sisters Brothers” is a cowboy movie with a twist. Instead of being entertained by two upstanding citizens trying to tame the Wild West in 1851, we meet Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) … Read moreVIFF 2018 – More to see…

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects

Lawren Harris –  “Tamarack Swamp, Algoma”   Vancouver Art Gallery “A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects” The Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibition features 90 works of art from the Gallery’s permanent collection. Chosen from among the nearly 12 000 pieces owned by the VAG, the show includes an eclectic variety of historical and contemporary paintings, … Read moreA Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects

VIFF – a film worth considering…

VIFF – another film to consider…   Ala Changso   The following is another short review of a Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 option.   “Ala Changso”, a Chinese film which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay in Shanghai this year, is enjoying its North American Premiere at VIFF 2018. Beautifully set in … Read moreVIFF – a film worth considering…

VIFF – Films To Consider Seeing

Vancouver International Film Festival As the 37th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival draws closer, we will be featuring some short reviews of films that movie buffs will want to add to their “must see” list. “The Heiresses” Already critically acclaimed in several countries, “The Heiresses”, a film from Paraguay, will have its Canadian Premiere during … Read moreVIFF – Films To Consider Seeing

Kim’s Convenience – a review by Judy Robb

  Kim’s Convenience Pacific Theatre’s production of Kim’s Convenience captivates the audience from the moment they enter the theatre. A colourful set, understated music, crisp dialogue, a strong dose of humour and dynamic acting combine for a 75 minute performance that seems to fly by. Mr. Kim (James Yi), called Appa at home, is a … Read moreKim’s Convenience – a review by Judy Robb

Vancouver International Film Festival

The 2018 Vancouver Film Festival begins soon and is shaping up to be a spectacular event. From Thursday, September 27th through Friday, October 12th, movie goers will have the opportunity to see some of the festival’s 334 films produced in 55 countries. Feature films, short films, documentaries, narrative films and a variety of premieres are … Read moreVancouver International Film Festival