New Movies

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Reviews of the new Star Wars movie, The Danish Girl, Sisters and Youth

Also three at the VanCity Theatre for fans of movies, modern art or animation

A classic love story for Carol, the origins of Moby Dick and guilt in 3-D from Wim Wenders

Also a surreal essay on, well, almost everything by Laurie Anderson and a funny look at Canadian politics

Films with a pre-Rebel James Dean, Tom Hardy as twin gangsters and a future queen at play

Also corruption in Russia, resisting oppression in Iran and new movies from Europe and Vancouver

A Hollywood black mark in Trumbo, a new Rocky in Creed and an infamous psych experiment at Stanford

Also new European films, a slacker’s turnaround and dinosaurs for the kids

The Hunger Games end right, Brooklyn is sweet, Seth Rogen’s Christmas movie is a hoot

There are also two fine BC documentaries and two sub-standard films from some very big stars.

Three movies tell real stories: Spotlight, The 33 and Mavis

Also a rare visit to remotest Nepal and a Robert De Niro film going straight to video on demand.

Bond shoots again, Suffragettes fight the power and a boy named Theeb tops them all

Also Drew and Toni as friends, the man who felled the Golden Spruce and three film festivals

Creepy brilliance in Room, lament for TV news in Truth and political games in Our Brand Is Crisis

Also night moves in Berlin, royal intrigue in old China and Bradley Cooper as a chef in England

Seeking laughs in Afghanistan, chasing Nazis in the U.S. and testing oneself on one difficult mountain

New films with Bill Murray, Christopher Plummer, Vin Diesel, ghosts, music fans and music makers

The real Steve Jobs, a spy swap by Tom Hanks and our local south Asian gangsters by Deepa Mehta

Also a sex comedy, a lesbian fight for rights, a movie surrealist, a film pioneer and a five-continent study of issues around breastfeeding
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