‘Maps To The Stars’ Film Review

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‘Maps To The Stars’ Film Review

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

Maps to the Stars is David Cronenberg’s most accessible film since Eastern Promises, and represents another in a long line of commercial and artistic showpieces.

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24 Hour Movie Marathon @ The Cinematheque

Back by popular demand, Vancouver’s Pacific Cinematheque hosts a 24 hour film feast that you simply must attend! It’s the film event of the year, with tons of prizes to be had.

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Covers Uncovered: Cream ‘Crossroads’

‘Crossroads’ is a blistering bravado live performance from the power trio Cream that starts off quick and from there it accelerates until it reaches about 150 miles an hour to a place where no guitarist has been before or since without crashing and burning.

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Album of the Week: Punch Brothers ‘ The Phosphorescent Blues’

4.6 out of 5
Rating: 4.6

The band has never performed better, and the cohesive way they’ve melded genres together suggests there is genuine artistry at play. Right now the Brothers do have the world spinning under their thumbs.

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Steve Earle ‘Terraplane’ Album Review

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

Steve Earle’s divorce album ‘Terraplane’ is a tour de force, a killer record of confessional blues and sex-drenched regret that is a spellbinder.

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Victoria Film Festival 2015 Final Recap

We wrap up our coverage of the VFF with two film delights: one from China, the other from the rustic side of Montreal.

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Album of the Week: Diana Krall ‘Wallflower’

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

‘Wallflower’ is beautifully drawn out from beginning to end, almost constituting an incredibly tender act of love from Diana Krall to her audience.

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New Grooves: Title Fight, Father John Misty

Two very different, very good albums are featured in this week’s New Grooves column: Pennsylvia punks-take-on-shoegaze Title Fight, and the inimitable and quite brilliant Father John Misty.

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Vivascene Spotlight: VFF 2015’s Indigenous Film Program

We look closely at two of the five offerings in a VFF special series of important indigenous films: The Lodge and Sumé: The Sound of a Revolution.

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Victoria Film Festival 2015 Capsule Reviews Part 2

Part 2 of our series covering the Victoria Film Festival reveals another round of cinematic delights.

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