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Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
A glorious debut, a little-known racial history and a summer thriller with surfing and a shark
Also a lurid rant about fashion models and a repeat invasion from outer space
Jun 24th, 2016
Classics re-done in a Disney sequel, a literary history and a home-made copy of a blockbuster
Also Canadian angles on burlesque and dysfunctional families and breaking procedure in a French courtroom
Jun 17th, 2016
Reviews of Maggie’s Plan, a modern screwball comedy, and two sequels, The Conjuring 2 and Now You See Me 2
With the jazz fest not far off, the VanCity has a doc about the troubled history of the saxophone and 3 more with jazz and blues themes.
Jun 9th, 2016
Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week
Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China
Jun 3rd, 2016
More X-Men, another Alice fantasy and two films about the status of women
There are five of these “smaller” films: Love & Friendship, Sunset Song, The Boy and the Beast, Truman and Borealis
May 27th, 2016
Tilda’s Bigger Splash, Ryan and Russell's Nice Guys comic turn and Vancouver’s animation of The Angry Birds
Also an Icelandic comedy, anarchy in a U.K. apartment building, ordeals of a math genius and three movies I haven’t seen
May 19th, 2016
George Clooney’s take on Wall Street, Dheepan’s refugee act and four more DOXA picks
We’ve got two new films in town plus more to see at DOXA and if that’s not enough consider these: It’s Friday the 13th and if that calls for some horror entertainment here are two...
May 12th, 2016
Captain America's fight, Susan Sarandon as a meddling mother and DOXA's documentaries
Also a promiscuous Natasha and high tension in Disorder
May 5th, 2016
Growing up on Sing Street; floundering on Mother’s Day and a sneak peak at one oddball DOXA film
But there’s more: a drag queen singing, a conflicted detective, a Maori chess teacher, a hot comedy duo and a video game’s move to the big screen
Apr 29th, 2016
The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like
It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...
Apr 22nd, 2016