Janet Smith

Style and arts editor Janet Smith is a Carleton University arts-journalism grad who sits on the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. Over two decades covering Vancouver's cultural scene, she's witnessed opera performed in giant bird cages, ballerinas banging their heads to heavy metal, dancers writhing in sticky mud and cardboard boxes, artists smashing the hell out of computers with baseball bats, and more nudity than at Hugh Hefner's last birthday party.


VIFF 2018: Le Grand Bal

This long but fascinating French doc vividly captures the sprawling Grand Ball that happens in the middle of the Allier countryside in France each year—and also the universal...

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.