Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and a local boy who shines in a mediocre movie

Also: documentaries about Toni Morrison and the power of water and an action thriller with Gerard Butler
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EMV's "original instrument" vocals

Bach Fest raises Christ Church rafters with18th and 19th century sacred chorales

Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a director's story and dreams in animation

And more: a calming Little Forest, a Free Trip to Egypt to connect with Muslims and two Film Noirs by a woman director

Binge on baroque and beyond

Early Music Vancouver's Bach Fest blows into town on wings of Les Boreades

Panto pantsed for Adults Only

"Silence of the Lambs" musical send-up; something to affront everyone

ETC 2019: Songs of Innocence/Experience

Stay-at-home Rep Fest @ Jericho highlights generation gaps, self-emancipation

Tarantino’s Hollywood vision, one President who was stopped and women who demand to sail

Also: how propaganda really works, an old man’s dreams of space travel and this year’s film noir opener

Besties and beasties in love

Orchid Ensemble brings Chinese classic to multi-media life

Spin cycle in the Cosmic Laundromat

Gamers "click" IRL through VR role-playing in multimedia staging of 3,000 year old Chinese classic

Super-realistic The Lion King, real acting from Awkwafina and Eisenberg’s Self-Defense target

Also why our housing crisis is not unique, why English democracy protesters were attacked 200 years ago and moral decline in Argentina just before a coup

Under the Stars: Boycotts and Bubblegum

Feel-good Fantasy returns to Malkin Bowl

Holy Dips at Vancouver Sangam

Indian Summer Fest treats local palates to mixed masala of arts, laughs and ideas