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A remarkable thing happened after the release of Oliver Stone’s JFK in 1991. “The JFK Records Act was passed [the following year] as a result of the brouhaha around the film,”...
Look out: Gemma Teller Morrow is coming to Merritt. It’ll be under her civilian identity, but she’s bringing the Sons of Anarchy house band with her when actor Katey Sagal and the...
Down River was named this year’s Best Motion Picture at the Leo Awards on Sunday (June 1). It was a satisfying win for writer-director Ben Ratner’s aggressively local feature,...
Well, he has the locals fooled. When Brendan Gleeson took on the role of Murray in the Newfoundland-set comedy The Grand Seduction (opening Friday [May 30]), his biggest obstacle...
It’s not a well-known fact, but Times Square was built in Vancouver. Same goes for St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Ditto Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. In fact, some 60...
It seemed like every worthwhile band in Vancouver was crammed onto one of the numerous stages at last year’s Khatsahlano festival, right? Wrong! When the biggest block party in...
You know you’re in for something different when a filmmaker considers remaking his own movie “once I know what it’s about”. Vancouver-based A.J. Bond readily admits that his meta-...
As writing mentors go, you probably couldn’t do much better than Woody Allen. “He just gave me, as he says, his ‘merciless feedback’,” says John Turturro, with a laugh, discussing...
One of the greatest environmental problems facing us today is Barbra Streisand. Having introduced a vinyl-donation program to last year’s Main Street Record Fair, designed to help...
Vancouver’s neo-prog upstarts We Are the City head to Cannes this week to present Violent as an official selection in the film festival’s Perspective Canada program. Originally...

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