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Reviews of Monkey Kingdom, True Story, Unfriended and two social realist films from France

Cyberbullying, street hustlers, youth gangs, home invasion, wife and child killing, and warring wildlife. We’ve got them all at the movies this week. Also ethics, or not, in journalism.

Reviews of Danny Collins, Clouds of Sil Maria, Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet and more

Age and other issues confront Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche and Kyle Catlett as T.S. Spivet in three of the many new movies this week

Furious 7, Woman in Gold and While We’re Young: reviews

Car stunts, court cases and unease about aging lead a long and varied movie menu for Easter

No to Will Ferrell in Get Hard; yes to Queen & Country, It Follows and White God

  Will Ferrell has made some good ones, like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Get Hard is not an equal. Better to check out John Boorman’s new one, a Hungarian animal rebellion or a creepy teen...

Young adult action in Insurgent and two wonderful road movies

Spain’s Living is Easy With Eyes Closed and China’s Lost and Love are worth seeking out

Love triumphs in Cinderella, stagnates in GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

And four new documentaries demonstrate strong, courageous journalism

Chappie, Wild Tales, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Also notice two new Canadian films: The Valley Below and Elephant Song

New movies in Vancouver

  It’s a Canada weekend. That’s represented in three new films getting the usual short play in theaters and, on Sunday, the Canadian Screen Awards on TV. They celebrate excellence though not...

My Oscars picks: Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel, Still Alice and CitizenFour

Boyhood vs Birdman. It looks like a dead heat right now.
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