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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
The Tree of Life, Green Lantern, Submarine, films from France and Argentina and Jimmy Stewart rides back
Brad Pitt plays a tough, bully of a father in The Tree of Life, a film that ponders no less than all human existence. (Read more)
Jun 17th, 2011
Super 8, Little White Lies, Loose Cannons and more
Super 8 is the most interesting film of the week thanks to a well-told story, lots of action and some natural young actors. (Read more)
Jun 10th, 2011
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s most entertaining film in years. Also X-Men, Beijing Taxi, Orgasm Inc. and fun with exploitation pictures
Owen Wilson acts out Woody Allen’s words and artistic fantasies in Midnight in Paris. (read more)
Jun 2nd, 2011
The Hangover Part II, Kung Fu Panda 2, Meek’s Cutoff, and more
The wolfpack is loose again for another bachelor weekend. But The Hangover Part II doesn’t compare well with the first. (Read more)
May 27th, 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean, Last Night, The Beaver and a batch of other new films (plus a few old ones)
Johnny Depp is back in his most famous role, Cpt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean #4. Read more about its joys and its disappointments.
May 20th, 2011
Bridesmaids, Potiche, Priest and DOXA documentaries
How unusual. No superheroes this week. Just a vampire-killing priest, and he wasn’t even previewed for the media. So, for a welcome change, the women get some unobstructed screen time in this week's...
May 12th, 2011
Thor, Even the Rain, some hot documentaries and two tepid history lessons
Thor wants the summer blockbuster crown. Fast Five beat him to it last week. But does he bring any fun along with that giant hammer?
May 6th, 2011
Fast Five, Prom, squabbling actors and a close-up look at a modern war
Summer is still far away, but there's already a potential blockbuster in the theatres. And it's got lots of fast cars.
Apr 29th, 2011
Weekend movie reviews
Disney finds the cute and downplays the harsh in the new wildlife documentary African Cats. (read more)
Apr 22nd, 2011
New movies this week in Vancouver: ratings and reviews
The smug look, that chin. It’s Brian Mulroney by comedian Rick Miller, and in an opera yet? Is this a joke? (Read more).
Apr 15th, 2011