Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a best, Mary Queen of Scots, not an equal

Also a rare Peter Jackson-produced dud, a toned-down Deadpool re-release, a self-destructive country singer and a Clint Eastwood film under-promoted around here
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Friends, with strings attached

Takács quartet: Haydn, Brahms and Shostakovich at Playhouse

Tea and laughs with four Dames, honoring Vancouver sports history and one seriously creepy Scandinavian film

Also thinking about what exactly is Democracy, a Canadian attempt at an African-American comedy, a new film fest and a classic re-release

Love's old, sweet (?) song

Gravel/Lombardo duo's dance collage; once more, with feeling

Of piety and dubiety

Seven Tyrants mounts morality play atop Penthouse strip club

Hir's lookin' at you, kid

Pi brings Taylor Mac tragifarce to Annex for Canada premiere

Three true stories: about Vincent van Gogh, a Sikh-Canadian boxer and a prosecutor at Nuremberg

Also a caution about too much star-gazing, a master filmmaker’s latest from Turkey and three more from the European Film Festival

Green Book, the film of the year so far, plus new visits by Robin Hood and Ralph

Also, another Rocky-driven bout, patriarchy and medicine in old Vienna and the start of a brand new film festival

"The Enemy" of my enemy...

Firehall brings Ibsen eco-dramedy home to roost in Northern B.C.

A labyrinth of mini-MINE-atours

Shadbolt and Theatre Replacement co-produce digital parenting chapbook

Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of modern politics and the perils of war reporting

Also an ingenious take on the migrant crisis, and a second appreciation this year of Ingmar Bergman that adds to what we already know from the first