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David Chen: Burning the fields before the election

By mass upzoning most of Vancouver, this takes away the financial risk to developers to create high-density housing and it will sacrifice huge amounts of developer fees needed to build community amenities like community centres and green spaces.


VIFF 2018: Carmen and Lola

Perhaps the most telling detail of Carmen and Lola, a competent, detailed portrait of adolescent awakening in the giant closet of a Spanish gitanos community, is how Lola and Carmen talk to each other.


VIFF 2018: At War

Ruthless in exposing the pathologies of corporate culture and the fatuousness of its defenders (and its victim-enablers), Stéphane Brizé’s red-blooded drama is structured as a series of conflicts that lead to that final showdown.


VIFF 2018: The Sisters Brothers

Jacques Audiard’s new western starts disorientingly in the dark, with a few shouts before you make out the orange burst of gunfire in the night.


VIFF 2018: Seder-Masochism

Covering millennia of religious wars, plus lots of plagues and pestilence, it also has the highest body count of any film in the festival.


Big savings? I think so.

I confess, I’ve been using my student ID card to get discounts on stuff. Looots if stuff. I haven...


Al Halbrich trail

It was after three and I asked you about Neverland Falls as we crossed paths. I made it and got...