Spin cycle in the Cosmic Laundromat

Gamers "click" IRL through VR role-playing in multimedia staging of 3,000 year old Chinese classic
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Candid scenes with Leonard Cohen and his muse, housing problems much like ours in Frisco and what we learned about life from the starfish

Also: loud comedy from an Uber car, grim living in an English family and Jews eluding the Nazis in wartime Berlin

Sahibs & subalterns; Raj "Ends Well?"

Races, genders, caste & creeds clash On the Beach in Shakespearean "problem play"

More action from Spider-Man, a pagan cult in Midsommar and Wild Rose hurting to sing country

Also: Because We Are Girls, a stunning real story from here in BC, and Too Late To Die Young, a Chilean film that hides its politics

Deeeeep detritus => haute couture

Victoria Marina fetes Canada Day with flotsam fashions to benefit Ocean Legacy

All-you-can-eat hors d'oeuvres @ Bard

In-jokes and out-takes abound in "Shakespeare in Love"

Bronco & Buster mutually saddle up

Bard revamps spaghetti western "Shrew" -- thinking outside the OK Corral

Conflicting toy movies and two films to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day

Also: Anna, the assassin with a slight feminist bent and a Fakir’s international wanderings

Giacometti & peers: "no lack of void”

Van Art Gallery show places mid-20th century master in cultural context

Nest ½ Empty, House ½ Full

Arts Club MOMS, ageing gracefully

Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary about an Aboriginal artist lead this week

And they’re joined by a musical look back, a fashion industry success story that didn’t last and the hipster zombie film that opened Cannes this year