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Michael Hayward

Review: "The Irishman"

Director Martin Scorsese gets the whole gang back together—Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel—for an epic 3 1/2 hour long mob film, which has a brief theatrical run before settling into an exclusive Netflix residency. Read more

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Review: "The King"

In which the first of several Netflix-funded feature films receives a short theatrical release in preparation for this year's awards season. Read more

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Michael Hayward on an anthology of noir fiction set in neighbourhoods around Vancouver. Read more

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VIFF 2019: "The Painted Bird"

Václav Marhoul’s bleak and brutal film version of Jerzy Kosiński’s 1965 novel, about a young boy traveling alone through a landscape in the throes of war. Read more

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VIFF 2019: "Joan of Arc"

Controversial French auteur Bruno Dumont's take on the Joan of Arc story, a sequel to his 2017 film Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc. Read more

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VIFF 2019: "Sorry We Missed You"

A working class family living in Newcastle-upon-Tyne struggles to stay afloat, in a new film from director Ken Loach. Read more

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VIFF 2019: "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom"

A young Bhutanese teacher, wrestling with his commitment to that career, is sent to the remote Himalayan village of Lunana, to fulfill the final year of his contract. Read more

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Unreliable narrator, post-modernist self-reference and contemporary literary references—Michael Hayward on the nature of the autobiography. Read more

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VIFF 2019: "The Lighthouse"

A new black and white horror from Robert Eggers, filmed in Nova Scotia and starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, which—while not a satire—has a lot of fun playing with the genre's tropes. Read more

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VIFF 2019 preview: "One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk"

The latest feature film from Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk ("Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner") dramatizes a key moment from Inuit oral history: a 1961 encounter on spring sea ice, between Noah Piugattuk, an Inuit camp leader, and an Indian Agent. Read more

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VIFF 2019 preview: "Miel-Emile"

An absorbing portrait of Emile Raaijmakers, also known as Miel, who lives a solitary life in the eastern Pyrenees of France. Miel-Emile, now almost 80 years of age, reflects upon the events of his life, and describes his personal philosophy. Read more

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Michael Hayward on the perfect setup for a classic “film noir.” Read more

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Michael Hayward on I Will Never See the World Again by Ahmet Altan Read more

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Michael Hayward on one book you should read this year. Read more

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Michael Hayward on a selection of work from the writing collective known as "the Beats" Read more

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Michael Hayward on a collection of conversations with Brion Gysin—writer and counterculture legend. Read more

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The final volume of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle allows us to compare Karl Ove’s literary edifice with others of similar ilk—and bulk. Read more

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Michael Hayward drove across the country to see Stephen Fry's Mythos. Read more

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Beau Dick was an Indigenous artist best known for his carved cedar masks. Read more

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Michael Hayward on Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions by Alberto Manguel. Read more

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Why do you always write “such as” instead of the easier, quicker and more down-to-earth “like,” in a phrase with one or more examples?

 
—Theresa G., Greater Vancouver
 

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