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Michael Hayward

"Cedar, Salmon and Weed is probably not the Great Canadian Novel—but it could be the Great Bamfield Novel; it seems to have few competitors for that distinction." more

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VIFF 2016: "Paterson"

A sweet, eccentric, and nearly perfect film about poetry, English bulldogs, Ohio Blue Tip Matches, and Paterson, New Jersey. more

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VIFF 2016: "I Called Him Morgan"

Bebop jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan had been resurrected: back from his heroin addiction and playing as good as ever. Until one snowy, fatal night in New York City, 1972. more

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VIFF 2016: "Personal Shopper"

Kristen Stewart stars in a new film from French director Olivier Assayas, in a story that genetically recombines elements of both the thriller and horror genres. more

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VIFF 2016: "The Death of Louis XIV"

Doctors and courtiers hover anxiously in the wings as the Sun King, Louis XIV, suffers through the final stages of gangrene. more

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VIFF 2016: "The Last Family"

A fascinating take on the biopic genre, presenting the life—idiosyncratic, oddly charming, and ultimately tragic—of Polish surrealist painter Zdzisław Beksiński, between 1977 and 2005. more

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VIFF 2016: "Maliglutit (Searchers)"

A harrowing story of brutality, kidnapping and revenge from the director of "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner", shot entirely in the Artic and in the Inuktitut language. more

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VIFF 2016: "RiverBlue"

A look at the damaging environmental effects on the rivers of the world, caused by the textile and tanning industries, with "fast fashion" and blue jeans the primary culprits. more

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VIFF 2016: "The Trap (Ottaal)"

Kuttappayi, an orphan, lives a life of rural poverty with his grandfather in Kuttanad, south India. When his grandfather falls ill, his future must be decided. more

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VIFF 2016: "Weirdos"

It's July of 1976, and 15-year-old Kit is running away from the small Cape Breton town of Antigonish, heading for the big city: Sydney, NS, where his glamorous, artistic mother lives. more

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VIFF 2016: "Strangers on the Earth"

A professional cellist decides to walk the Camino—a 600-mile journey across northern Spain—carrying his cello on his back. more

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Review: "Paths of the Soul"

A group of Tibetans villagers leave their village to make a 1200 km "bowing pilgrimage" to Lhasa, continuing a further 1000 km to the "holy mountain" of Kailash, laying their bodies flat on the ground every few steps. more

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Jim Christy and the editors who worked on Rogues, Rascals, and Scalawags Too should be congratulated for their uncanny ability to squeeze every last euphemism out of their thesauri. more

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"To properly understand Mayor Gregor Robertson’s ongoing bicyclification of Vancouver, I think we need more books like Jon Day’s Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, an extended essay about 'the bicycle in the cultural imagination.'" more

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Michael Hayward reviews a number of travelogues by Daniel Canty and Bill Porter. more

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Down and Out 1 in Old Paris

An absorbing new book from Luc Santé, documenting the unsavoury underside of old Paris; and a deluxe DVD and Blu-ray box set of Jacques Rivette's "Out 1" (1971), his legendary 12 hour and 53 minute film of the French "nouvelle vague." more

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Between the two cover photographs is the story of a fascinating life; fascinating not because Sacks led a life of high adventure—just the opposite, in fact. more

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Michael Hayward reviews Everything Rustles by Jane Silcott and Born Out of This by Christine Lowther. more

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"If cities can be said to be alive, how many of them dream of growing up to become Paris?" Michael Hayward reviews How Paris Became Paris by Joan DeJean. more

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VIFF 2015: "45 Years"

45 Years is a film about things that have been buried and all but forgotten, and what happens when they are brought into the light once again. more

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