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: The Third Wife

Sumptuous, sensuous visuals play off devastating repression in 19th-century rural Vietnam in this stunning first feature.

VIFF 2018: All Good

The common German phrase “Alles ist gut” is Janne’s mantra as she tries to move on from a sexual assault that happens after a drunken high-school reunion.