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William Friedkin talks Killer Joe and The Exorcist
TORONTO—William Friedkin has been making movies for more than 40 years, and now, at 77, he says he will keep making them because he won’t give up on the ultimate challenge: to...
Killer Joe favours the single shot
TORONTO—Like many people, Emile Hirsch had his life changed by a movie, one in which he actually starred. Five years ago, he played a true-life adventurer named Chris McCandless...
The Dark Knight Rises' Christian Bale reflects on life in the batsuit
LOS ANGELES—Surprisingly, Christian Bale’s Batman days almost ended before they began. When he showed up to shoot Batman Begins, he had a panic attack. The costume he was given...
Christopher Nolan finishes his Batman tale with The Dark Knight Rises
LOS ANGELES—All film directors have different approaches to their craft. Some feel most comfortable with making epic films that fuse storytelling with the latest technology....
The Amazing Spider-Man’s Emma Stone shares Gwen Stacy’s smarts
NEW YORK—Emma Stone had a good year in 2011. The Help and Crazy, Stupid, Love. were hits and won acclaim for the comedienne. However, she was not as well known in early 2010,...
Andrew Garfield gets into spidey angst in The Amazing Spider-Man
NEW YORK—Andrew Garfield will be 29 in August. That’s a good age for playing Biff in Death of a Salesman on Broadway, for which he recently won a Tony nomination. But it’s...
Take This Waltz director Sarah Polley dances to the end of love
TORONTO—The expectations are running so high, you wonder if Sarah Polley can possibly meet them. She has returned to the Toronto International Film Festival with her second film,...
Mary J. Blige acts out for Rock of Ages role
LOS ANGELES—When director Adam Shankman started casting the musical Rock of Ages, he knew two things: he wanted Tom Cruise to play the film’s aging rock star and he needed a great...
Ethan Hawke hones his character in The Woman in the Fifth
TORONTO—Ethan Hawke started out as a child star, not usually the best option for male actors looking for a lengthy career. However, not only has Hawke managed to have a long...
Director Adam Shankman amps up for Rock of Ages
LOS ANGELES—Adam Shankman was a high-profile choreographer who had produced and directed several films when he was approached about directing a filmed version of the Broadway...
Sex workers in Canada: 17 interesting facts from a new report
Winners and losers in the B.C. teachers' strike
Elias Ishak: Compulsory schooling destroys our humanity
Gregor Robertson skips debate sponsored by ex-NPA vice president Rob Macdonald's company
Vancouver candidates band together to siphon votes from Vision and NPA
Your horoscope from September 18 to 24, 2014
Gwynne Dyer: Scotland stays
More questions than answers in strike deal
Beyond Vij’s: Meet the folks behind Vancouver’s other Indian restaurants
Vancouver International Film Festival 2014 review guide
As parents rally for their kids' education, Christy Clark plans on spending billions on a new bridge
Brenda McNeill: Why are school administrators silent on B.C. teachers’ strike?
Teachers' strike, Christy Clark's popularity falls, and Election Act charges against two B.C. Liberals
Elton John and his killer band conquer Vancouver, with the help of a giant jellyfish
Elton John not thrilled by the Newt's review of his Vancouver show
Tentative agreement reached in B.C. teachers strike
Why do so many Vancouver firefighters make six figures? And other questions raised by city salaries
B.C. premier Christy Clark calls tentative six-year teachers’ deal a "game changer"
Gwynne Dyer: ISIS and the coalition of the unwilling
Cultural chauvinism poses economic risk for Canada
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