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VIFF Film Reviews: Side by Side; Karajan — Second Life; Hebreo: the Search for Salaman Rossi; Wagner’s Dream.

Three specialized screenings at the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival this September 27. Side by Side (Documentary, 99 minutes, USA, director Christopher Keneally). This history of digital film from its invention in the 1960s to the present has Keanu Reeves … Continue reading

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VIFF Film Reviews: Love in the Medina; Mountain Runners; Hunter’s Bride

Reviews of three films from the Vancouver International Film Festival. Love in the Medina. (Drama, 113 mins, Morocco, dir. Abdelha├» Laraki). When I first visited it in 1965, Casablanca was mostly a dull, westernized port city. But the old city, … Continue reading

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What not to (cough) do during the opera

Went to the opera Saturday night. It was great, my companions informed me. I have to take their word for it because for me much of it was drowned out by the constant coughing of a woman in the row … Continue reading

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