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Frederick Blichert

Frederick Blichert is a Vancouver-based film critic and journalist. You can reach him with story ideas or questions and comments at

Stories by Frederick Blichert


Ojibway Playwright Finds Humour and Universal Truth in Tragedy

Drew Hayden Taylor revisits his '60s Scoop family drama two decades later.

By Frederick Blichert, 9 Nov 2017


‘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


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


Satanic Panic and Homophobia Collide in ‘Southwest of Salem’

Four women tell stories of wrongful conviction in doc showing at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

By Frederick Blichert, 10 Aug 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


'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


Suicidal Politics: A '60s Activist's Last Act

'Left on Purpose' was supposed to celebrate a life, but the hero had other aims in this edgy DOXA doc.

By Frederick Blichert, 7 May 2016


After Tragedy Struck, Kathryn Calder Found a New Voice

Musician and her mother battle ALS in 'A Matter of Time', playing at DOXA.

By Frederick Blichert, 6 May 2016


Black Identities Take Centre Stage in DOXA Special Program

Guest curator Rebecca Carroll reflects on her own experience in 'Black Life Is, Ain't and Still Rises.'

By Frederick Blichert, 4 May 2016


Burnaby's Pinball Wizard Scores at DOXA

Robert Gagno plays a mean game while living with autism in 'Wizard Mode.'

By Frederick Blichert, 30 Apr 2016


Daredevils Unite in 'Aim for the Roses'

A stuntman, musician, and filmmaker: three obsessions come together in DOXA doc.

By Frederick Blichert, 28 Apr 2016


She Got Game: Mighty 'Pistol Shrimps' Coming to DOXA

Vancouver filmmaker takes us courtside with hilarious story of LA basketball league.

By Frederick Blichert, 23 Apr 2016