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When it was built in the mid ’80s, the geodesic dome that these days houses Science World provided a vision of the future loaded with an instant touch of nostalgia. This tension...
With his Oscar-winning Dallas Buyer’s Club still fresh in our minds, the Vancouver International Film Festival has scored Quebecois director Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest, Wild, for...
He’s the missing link between Thin Lizzy and the Sex Pistols, Scott Walker and glam rock, and the former teen star who tried, along with his Live Aid partner Bob Gel­dof, to feed...
Among his other accomplishments—writer, director, actor, Marc Jacobs model—Matthew Gray Gubler makes a fantastic idiot. “You have to kind of cut off your peripheral vision when...
At Deer Lake Park on Thursday, August 28 Jack White in the bucolic setting of Deer Lake Park shouldn’t compute. He’s always looked like something that was hatched from a huge egg...
Images of a Dictatorship (Canada) At any given time the world is blighted by military dictatorships, but the Pinochet regime that seized and terrorized Chile in the early ’70s...
Esther Somewhere (Cuba) Esther Somewhere is the perfect title for anyone looking for a little light, if poignant, entertainment. Fresh from its multiple-prize-winning run at the...
Workers (Mexico/Germany) José Luis Valle’s very dark comedy is the kind of archly stylized flick that always lights up the festival circuit. Not surprising, then, that this tale...
On March 18, over 300 protesters rushed the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, occupying the building for the next five days while thousands more gathered outside. Their beef was over a...
On Friday (August 22), at Mercer Stadium in New Westminster, Matt Frame chained himself to a coconut and embarked on a 24-hour, 109.2km walk. The stunt—described in the filmmaker...

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