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Comfort Me, Gilmore Girls

These stressful times demand your small-town, screwball dramedy. Welcome back.

By Shannon Rupp, 25 Nov 2016


‘Arrival’: A Welcome Film about Unity and Communication

And about how language constructs reality. We’ve never needed it more.

By Dorothy Woodend, 17 Nov 2016


‘The Damage Done’: A Documentary that Listens to Veterans

In it, three generations of Canadian soldiers reflect on war’s impacts. Let’s hear them.

By Frederick Blichert, 11 Nov 2016


Will Trump, the First Anti-Hero Presidential Candidate, Win or ‘Die Hard’?

To understand his campaign, look to the movies and TV.

By Bill Tieleman, 8 Nov 2016


‘Miss Hokusai,’ ‘Moonlight’ and Fall Film Brilliance

Skip away from TV this weekend, with much goodness on offer in actual movie theatres.

By Dorothy Woodend, 5 Nov 2016



Trump, Gadhafi, computer utopian idealists... Adam Curtis’s new film tries to make sense of our current cultural moment.

By Dorothy Woodend, 24 Oct 2016


New CBC Shows Mostly a Step Forward for Asian Canadians

‘Kim’s Convenience’ could even become a Canadian classic. But I have a few questions.

By Kai Nagata, 14 Oct 2016


‘Manchester by the Sea’ and the Power of Shared Experience

VIFF screening creates collectivity of emotion in audience.

By Dorothy Woodend, 10 Oct 2016


‘Maudie,’ or the Difference between Great and Good Films

VIFF opener has many strengths, but misses the messiness of reality. Plus, Woodend’s festival picks.

By Dorothy Woodend, 1 Oct 2016


Who Gets to Die? A New Documentary Asks Hard Questions

CBC explores implications of Canada’s new medical assistance in dying law.

By Frederick Blichert, 30 Sep 2016


‘The Tunnel’: A Thrilling Break from Summer’s Limp Cinema

Amid the standard buffet of blammo and sausage parties, finally: a film to love.

By Dorothy Woodend, 26 Aug 2016


Zombie Politics

Korea’s latest horror flick asks whether people eaters can digest a hedge fund manager.

By Dorothy Woodend, 29 Jul 2016


Oh Well, Lady ‘Ghostbusters.’ You Tried

Not too offensive, not too feminist, it’s not too much of anything. Still, there are spectres of a decent flick.

By Dorothy Woodend, 18 Jul 2016


'The Wailing': A Horror Revealed in Hindsight

The latest from South Korean director Na Hong-jin may be best watched backwards.

By Dorothy Woodend, 18 Jun 2016


'Lady Dynamite': TV's Weirdest, Funniest Show Is also the Truest

Maria Bamford's autobiographical hallucination is hilariously brave.

By Dorothy Woodend, 3 Jun 2016


All About the Moment: Kelly Reichardt's Long, Bittersweet Gaze

Five-film program at Cinematheque catches balance of sorrow and joy in a world of hard times and bad choices.

By Dorothy Woodend, 21 May 2016


Ojibwa Brothers Reopen Colonial Scars at DOXA

Adam and Zack Khalil take us on an unforgettable trip, confronting legacies of colonialism in 'INAATE/SE/.'

By Frederick Blichert, 14 May 2016


How Maya Angelou Rescued Me

The famed black artist's testimony of pain and pride proved 'we can overcome.'

By Rebecca Carroll, 14 May 2016


'Nothing about Us Without Us': Women Filmmakers Fight for Equality

Bonnie Sherr Klein reflects on a hard-won struggle, and new films at DOXA.

By Frederick Blichert, 12 May 2016


After Arab Spring Came Arab Fall, and Now?

How film artists are making sense of a generation's detoured ideals.

By Zeina Zahreddine, 9 May 2016