Blisters and bonhomie

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • Next month it will be 20 years since I walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the medieval … Read more

Rites of passage

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • Last month, Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave his approval for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. After years of government hard-sell … Read more

The best of flicks and docs

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • Under normal circumstances, a tournament as big as the World Cup must be a big drain on summer … Read more

DOXA preview

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • Spring is here and with it a new batch of top-notch, international documentaries at the DOXA Festival (www.doxafestival.ca), … Read more

The same, but different

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • The truth will out. The surprise in romantic drama The Face of Love (due out on the 18th) … Read more

It’s eerie in Finsterworld

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • The annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (www.womeninfilm.ca) takes place at Vancity Theatre from March 6-9. The … Read more

Dreams of fame and glory

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • Few sporting heroes have had as precipitous a fall from grace as Lance Armstrong. He’d beaten cancer and … Read more

Fan-funded films

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead • Retiring VIFF artistic director Alan Franey said he was amazed only four 35-mm films screened at this past … Read more