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C.R. Avery was in fine form when the Georgia Straight asked him what he’ll be performing at Saturday’s (March 15) Pete Seeger Tribute Concert at the Rickshaw Theatre. Besides...
Any western press about Mayday invariably mentions the “Beatles of the Chinese world”, but U2 crossed with a little One Direction might be more accurate. The songs are chiming and...
Brent Butt is so good at what he does that we run the risk of not even noticing. His Leo Falloon character in the new feature No Clue (now playing) is a classic creation; a lowly...
Has Vancouver ever produced anything quite like Afterparty? Michelle Ouellet’s feature is almost entirely improvised—that’s not so unusual—but there’s a seductively modest and low...
It was a little jarring to see Steve Coogan sitting there at the Oscars. Not that he didn’t deserve that best screenplay nomination for Philomena, but the versatile British actor...
If it’s diversity you want, then opening your film festival with a supernatural rape-revenge movie made by a female Chinese-Canadian director is a pretty great way to go. When the...
Some people fled the cinema when Cheap Thrills played at last November’s Whistler Film Festival. The only surprising thing about that is that David Koechner is surprised at all. “...
Spirit of the West joins Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, and Sarah McLachlan in getting its own star on Granville Street’s “Star Walk on Theatre Row”. The Celtic folkers will be...
Yes, Cate Blanchette won for Best Actress—we all knew that would happen—but Matthew McConaughey's Oscar for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers Club was never a complete certainty.  But...
John Ridley's Best Adapted Screenplay win for 12 Years a Slave is one of those class awards that the important movies get while the popcorn-sellers like Gravity clean up in the...

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