“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 more


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 more

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 more

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 more

JFL NorthWest Presents… Chris Griffin: I’m Not Your Family, Guy

Live Comedy Taping on Thursday, October 18 at The Biltmore Cabaret Two Shows – 7pm & 9:30pm Tickets on Sale Now JFL NorthWest is pleased to present Chris Griffin – the comedian, not the cartoon character – for two performances at The Biltmore Cabaret on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. This will be … Read more

VIFF 2018: Oscar contenders and Hollywood star power in Special Presentations

VIFF unveils Special Presentations slate for 2018 edition 37th Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 – October 12, 2018   The Vancouver International Film Festival’s (VIFF) Special Presentations series features 16 of the most highly anticipated and acclaimed films of the festival season. Canadian films in the series include the late Rob Stewart’s final testament, … Read more

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 more

VIFF 2018 Gateway stream features the latest from masters of East Asian cinema Jia Zhangke, Lee Changdong and Hong Sangsoo

37th Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 – October 12, 2018   The 2018 Vancouver International FIlm Festival’s (VIFF) Gateway stream will once again illustrate that Vancouver’s ties to the Pacific Rim are not only geographic and economic; the city is also a vital port of call for East Asia’s finest cinema. From China, Gateway … Read more

Exploring Famous Film Locations in and Around Vancouver

How often do you find yourself sitting enthralled in a movie theatre or in front of your television at home, living vicariously through the characters in your favorite movies or TV shows? If you are fortunate enough to call Vancouver home you don’t have to venture far to visit the filming locations of some of … Read more

VIFF 2018 hosts Dr. Jane Goodall and VIFF Impact Award

37th Vancouver International Film Festival September 27 – October 12, 2018 As part of its Impact programming stream, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is partnering with the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI Canada) to host a special charity screening of the documentary Jane followed by a 45-minute Q&A with Dr. Goodall herself on … Read more

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