Culture

New at the movies this week: cheap thrills, soul-searching and young romance

Also a smart, adult, but hard-to-find romantic comedy, The One I Love
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Male bonding thrives in The Expendables 3, The Trip to Italy and Land Ho

And watch for an oddball rock and roll story in Frank.

Into The Storm, wild; 100-Foot Journey, pleasant and Calvary, a priest in crisis

Notice also how music can help fight dementia in Alive Inside

A B-team from Marvel, second-rate Woody Allen and a vibrant James Brown bio pic

Also several one-time screenings like Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience in Japan and Sharknado 2

Films: Boyhood delights with the drama it finds in everyday life

Also note a new le Carré with Philip Seymour Hoffman, a new Hercules with The Rock and a skirmish between science and metaphysics.

Getting to the bottom of The Orpheus Project

Whenever you set out to create something new, it’s a descent into the unknown. But was The Orpheus Project a descent or merely a clever format for a concert (Hades with A/C)?

Sex Tape for adults, Planes for kids and The Purge for the ghouls among us

And also watch for a funny Vancouver film: Lawrence & Holloman

Getting my book on climate change published: Nerves in patterns on a screen

The emotional landscape of trying to get published surprised me: why was I more anxious about a publisher accepting my manuscript than about it being rejected?

Apes rampage, Keira Knightley sings and Roger Ebert gets a review of his own life

And also note the return of two master directors: Bertolucci and Jodorowsky

Growing up with the Bard: Lili Beaudoin on starring in the biggest Tempest ever

With gusto and bravado, The Tempest stormed onto stage and captivated the viewers on opening night.